Service Platform for the The Circular Economy


My data principles, new ways to support transactions, and tokens would support the circular economy. That’s a claim we made during an event on Blockchain Organizing. It was two years ago, we organized it as partners of Weconomics

It needed to be shouted out because only by cooperation we could move forward. Threefold came on the radar, and an intense learning journey started. 

Of course, other collaborative kept on moving as well. I did some updating by reading e.g., the white paper of a CoP powered by ‘Nederland Circulair’. Good ideas and learnings are shared. Download the text, the circular service platform whitepaper – here.

Some technical blockchain challenges are mentioned in the text, like privacy and easy token exchange. Threefold has a solution to overcome these challenges and it is getting available. Hurray! Let’s move the circular economy forward.

Dive deeper into the comparison between centralized IT, blockchain, and autonomous IT.

In the white paper of circular service platform, the hardware of the platform by itself is not taken into account for the circular design principles. Why not? I do believe that the business- and token model of the Threefold Grid will fit perfectly for the circular design principles.

If we could build an economy that would use things rather than use them up, we could build a future.

Ellen McArthur

Code Is Law


Code impacts our life and society; it is professor Lawrence Lessig who introduced the saying “Code is law”. Our democratic society has to integrate new organizational thinking and responsibilities. The following questions for each code design are relevant:

1. How is code introduced? Who is involved?
2. How is code implemented?
3. How are the coded rules controlled?

Within Threefold Network each code design is associated with ‘a smart contract for IT’. ‘The smart contract for IT’ defines responsibilities for people involved and makes people accountable. How does it work?

  • Step 1: IT experts creates code which and offers it to the TFF grid to get approved before it is deployed for users.
  • Step 2:  a dedicated person prepare the code for step 3
  • Step 3: the code is offered to a smart contract on the blockchain
  • Step 4: a dedicated person / team reviews the code and create consensus before it is deployed.
  • Step 5: the code is deployed on the Threefold grid after consensus of step 4 and gets available for users.

The times they are a’ changin …
‘The smart contract for IT’ opens up the innovation space to redefine participation, responsibility and accountability for the digital age.

It is necessary from the very nature of things that power should be a check to power.

Baron de Montesquieu

Co-Design with new perspectives


The digital infrastructure with MyData – and blockchain principles bring along new design opportunities, opportunities within step 4, 5 and 6 of the extended Danish Design Ladder. Weconomics supports the learning process and organizations can be part of the journey.

Organisations can bring in challenges for the program – ‘Digital leadership and blockchain’. Find more information about the program here and offer your challenge here (Dutch only). Call me with your questions at 00 32 (0) 472 29 15 34.

Designing is about specifics. Unlike science or even art, which both deal meanly in abstraction, design brings the focus of our attention to the concrete.

Fred Collopy

Sign the MyData declaration and be part of the movement


MyData’s mission has cross-overs with the goals of Weconomics, Freeflow Nations and Threefold Foundations. The entrepreneurial movements for better prosperity thanks to data and collaboration is growing. Sign the MyData declaration (click on the logo above), join the my data hub Brussels and become a member of MyData (click on the logo above).

Ideas shape the course of history

John Maynard Keynes

Google and Belgian Economics


Read the article on the Google Europe blog of 2012: Honoring and Supporting Belgian Internet Pioneers. What a strange story is told about the hyperlink and the Mundaneum Museum in Mons. Mons is the city of Elio Di Rupo, he is proud about Mundaneum and the Google link. Google has a data center near Mons.  It seems that a dance is danced.

Elio Di Rupo served as our prime minister in the dawn of internet times. With his link to Google, he refers to the beginning of the industrial age. Once the South of Belgium, Wallonia, was ‘The Silicon Valley’. You need also go to Wallonia to learn about the fight against big capital, the fight for distributed prosperity thanks to the industrial revolution.

Does history repeat itself ? Yes and No.
Breaking up big tech is on the political agenda today. But that’s not the full solution. Core components of the internet need a redesign to guarantee net neutrality. Because only with free and conscience minds, we will move forward thanks to the knowledge and creativity we have. And it won’t be reached by breaking up big tech.

Data ownership and governance needs good design from day one. Join the growing entrepreneurial movement that is working on it, when your time is right. The threefold token distribution event will be an opportunity to participate, it is a part of the funding mechanism of Threefold.

Google still used the typical funding mechanism of the industrial age. But it won’t serve for our next age. We are keen to share the design options for funding Threefold are taking and  you will get the opportunity to join as Threefold token holder. Be welcome in Bolwerk to learn and ask your questions – event date will be announced.

You've go to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all small things go in the right direction.

Alvin Toffler

Weconomics Congress 26-11-2019 – Theater Perron 3 – Rosmalen (NL)


Co:Inpetto is partner of Weconomics Foundations. A goal of Weconomics is to share knowledge and co-design for our next level of prosperity. A next congress can be announced for the 26th of Novembre at Theater Perron 3 in Rosmalen (The Netherlands) – more information (dutch only for the moment). See you there ?

Work Less. Achieve More.

More than 30% of all the work has to do with control. Bookkeepers check numbers, managers control processes, teachers and caretakers go crazy with all mandatory reports and we all receive more and more emails and information to which we have to respond. Automation has made checking easier, but it didn’t reduce complexity. All we do is creating a digital bureaucracy. Every time new compliance obligations nullify productivity and therefore prosperity growth and cause great annoyance in many jobs. The good news is that there is a solution. Because with modern organization technology it is possible to organize much office work, substantially more efficiently with much less waste. A 30-hour workweek is not an utopia, but becomes reality. This allows us to solve problems in care, education and safety. Responsible administrators, politicians, managers and professionals must be aware of this.

Paul Bessems, Founder of Weconomics Foundations

55 Broadway, London’s first skyskraper is for sale


London’s first skyscraper was built as the Headquater of the world’s first metro system. Thanks to the Hidden London initiative I have visited it. Hilarious. It is the building for the kind of organizations that the new modernity at that time brought: a whole hierarchy for the administrative and management support to get the machines in the Underground running. Fit for purpose – the big thinking … (:

The organization of offices follows the principles of hierarchy... each lower office is under control and supervision of a higher one.

Max Weber

While the information flows for running the Underground needed a hierarcy for efficiency, the decentralized digital infrastructure brings the organizational networks along. Within Threefold digital infrastructure each individual will get its own 3bot to manage production, consumption and much more.

55 Broadway is for sale …. ! Surprised ?

The Rise of Surveillance Capitalism


Co:Inpetto wasn’t initially about changing economics. Co:Inpetto started in 1999 as a database-driven recruitment cabinet for IT professionals and business consultants. It was the year that the internet was entering the business world.

But since the recruitment business (as so many businesses) got trapped in the supply chains of Surveillance Capitalism, there was no other option than getting involved in making a change (more about the history of Co:Inpetto here).

Learn about surveillance capitalism and safeguard our freedom. We need it to act and move to our next level of prosperity. Because together we can do better thanks to digitization.

Marketing folks as Seth Godin and so many business people and entrepreneurs are speaking up. Join the movement, it is growing and unstoppeable. Otto Scharmer will have a dialogue with Shoshana Zuboff (the author of the book on Surveillance Capitalism) on the 4th of September, more information here. A podcast with Shoshane Zuboff here.

IMPORTANT NEWS

Start to consider to participate in an IEO (initial excange offer) of Threefold. Preparations for an IEO are going on. More information will follow.

If the digital future is to be our home, then it is we who must make it.

Shoshana Zuboff

The Power Of The Poor


Read here why I am a proud ambassador of the Threefold Foundation. It has the potential and the ambition to make the digital infrastructure for our next level of prosperity available for every single person on earth.

Threefold technology stack offers a solution for the blockchain dilemma: privacy and scalability of a shared digital infrastructure can go hand in hand. And as we know, blockchain enables:
– identity management
– registration of value
– contracting
– exchange of value

Learn about these organizational features, about the brilliance borrowed from prosperous Switzerland and the bottom-up all-inclusive approach. Enjoy the documentary The Power of the Poor with Hernando De Soto:

Some exiting news to share:

  • Threefold Foundations is organizing an IEO (initial exchange offer). The mantra “first talk, then act” will pay-off: Threefold token (Tft) will become a stable coin backed by real assets namely compute and storage capacity. Watch out for the upcoming communications and feel free to ask questions.
  • Weconomics Foundations is preparing their congress – Work Less, Achieve More – for the 26th of November (more information here (Dutch only)). Paul Bessems is bringing the discussion about the productivity paradox and a possible sustainable future further.

The Zero Marginal Cost Society and More


Good to be reminded to some inspirational thinking before Threefold technology is getting launched (Q4 2019). The thinking serves the missions of Threefold, Freeflow Nation and Weconomics. The Zero Marginal Cost Society is a book of Jeremy Rifkin.

We can look forward to a new book of Bernard Lieater – click here for more information.  In his book – The Future of Money (2001) – he explained the opportunity to complement our current money system and warned us for data privacy loss. Features as 3Bot in a shared digital infrastucture as Threefold Grid will serve to make personal data personal again and for organizing our next level of prosperity.