The Core Infrastructure in Society –> The Way for All


Follow the roots of the succes of the London Metro System and you will meet the roots of the advertising business. Investments in the core infrastructure were made by private companies. The fact that the services won’t get sold, was the risk that is taken. Return on risk capital got some help of the invisible hand of advertising.

In a previous post the template for rolling out TFF grid is shared. Software developers will pay Threefold Tokens to use the grid. The first projects running on the grid are getting build with the help of Threefold Tech. Threefold Coops will emerge to meet demand for compute and storage capicity.

Threefold Tech helps organisations to creating value bij building services and products thanks to 3bot and blockchain as a service technology. Projects will use Threefold Grid.

The value of the core infrastructure of Threefold grid will not depend on seducing consumers. It is about teaming up with co-designers. Designers will lead. Designers who see their entrepreneurial opportunity to create better prosperity.

The innovation space is evolving, we love to share value propositions to support designers. Do you want to learn ? Weconomics Foundations offers Certified Program Digital Leadership & Blockchain. Do you want to make a wise investment ? Threefold Tech offers a good opportunity. Contact me if you want more information (+32 472 29 15 34 – lieve.vereycken@co-inpetto.org)

Consume Less. Create More.

The Funding Mechanisms of Core Infrastructures in Society (part 3)


Threefold Grid shares their template to get the core infrastructure of compute and storage capacity available in society.  Learn, ask questions and get prepared to turn.

How will Threefold Grid get organised ?

Threefold Farmers organize themselves in Threefold Coops. A Threefold Coop will engage Threefold farmers. Each farmer brings money in to buy certified hardware (= hardware with operating system Zero-Os and connect to Zero-Robots and Zero-Chain). The hardware gets connected to electricity and the internet bij the Threefold Coop.

The Threefold Coops produce compute and storage capacity and software developers can start to buy compute and storage capacity with Threefold Tokens. Threefold Foundation, Threefold Coops and Farmers will get a portion of the total income.

Threefold tokens will be minted when new capacity is added to the grid by farmers, threefold tokens have an underluying value of compute and storage capacity.

With the mechanism that is described above the digital infrastructure of the future will be owned by many, income will get distributed and the purpose of Threefold Foundation get achieved – decentralized and neutral internet for all.

As income, say and ownership of core infrastructures in society gets reshuffled, society will get reshuffeld as well. Set your sails ready.

P.S.: Contact me if you do have any questions about the funding mechanisms in the Threefold Ecosystem and get prepared.

Let your dreams set sail

Pause to Digest (the Libra association is announced)


I should start writing about the role of tokens in funding mechanisms for the core infrastructure for our next level of prosperity. But I first need time to to digest the news of the week: the announcement of the Libra association. It is making useful waves for further adoption of technology, blockchain governance models, financial inclusion and financial stability.

Governments and banks governing the FIAT money are reacting and they should do. Threefold Foundation, Threefold Token, Threefold Tech and the whole related eco-system of Freeflow Nation is getting introduced too.

The core fundamentals of Threefold -, FIAT -, and Libra money system infrastructure are different. Different outcomes will prevail. Reflection is needed. Money systems matter and it is getting a matter of choice.

Article about Libra:  Facebook announces Libra Cryptocurrency: all you need to know.

The Funding Mechanisms of Core Infrastructures in Society (part 2)


As written in a previous post, the first metro systems used the template of the first railroad companies to structure their business operations. It is copied over and over again. A social contract within society came alive. But does it still serve ?

No, it doesn’t.

The social contract is falling apart on the one hand. And on the other hand we are facing new kind of problems and opportunities. We have the opportunity to co-design a shared and decentralized digital infrastructure and start to reconnect everyone and everything. New money systems are enabling.

A new template for business modelling can be used:
1. communicate an idea within a community of potential co-designers and users;
2. the community will start to work on it and the value creation model will get defined;
3. rules to start up and operate will get programmed for and with the community in the shared digital infrastructure;
4. the money systems are choosen;
5. coordinated action within a community will will create value, actions get registered and exchange of value will happen.

A far more complex paradigm is emerging than the paradigm of the First and Second Industrial Revolutions. In the article below Otto Scharmer describes the shift we are experiencing. It is matter of conscious choice and co-design.

We are witnessing the development of the core digital infrastructure that underpins the emerging story. The core digital infrastructure by itself will get funded in new ways, more about it in a next post.

As Systems Collapse, People Rise: Seven Faces of an Emerging Global Movement - Otto Scharmer

The Funding Mechanisms of Core Infrastructures in Society (part 1)


The Metropolitan Railway (Met) got in 1854 the permission to build the first line of the Underground what later became the London Metro System (full hitory of The London Underground is here).

What template did the MET use to set up the company ?
1. What is the income stream for the service ?
2. What are the costs to start-up the income stream ?
3. What are the profits we can make ?
4. Define the issue of shares and sell the promise of profits in return to get cash to start up the service.
5. Start-up and run the service, produce jobs and profits.

The first rail roads used the shareholder model, the model was copied by the MET and almost all the infrastructures that followed got funded with it. Shareholders, workers, trade unions and governments got their stories of aligned interests. Society got fueled and power got defined on three axes, namely:
1. Income
2. Say
3. Ownership

But can we hold on on that story ? Let’s consider the investement of Google in Belgium. Does the traditional story of aligned interests between funding, jobs, income, say and ownership really fit ?
We believe we can create a better by reconsidering the funding mechanism for the core infrastructure of the new age.

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.

Charlie Chaplin

Mind The (learning) Gap


In 2012 I decided to travel for a while because I was fed up with the (potential) loss of digital privacy while we can do better. In Shanghai (China) I came inspired by the history of the shared mobility infrastructure and I started to integrate the Metro Map in Co:Inpetto’s branding.

At that time I wasn’t aware that the role model of the world’s first metro system is so rich. It is an inspiring example of creativity and collective action, which we need today – agian -. 

But HOW we will innovate and fund will make a huge difference.

The Metro is a typical infrastructure of the Industrial age, an age we’re leaving. We are building the core infrastructure for the new story, the story of a prosperous digital age.

Join Co:Inpetto’s group at Freeflow Pages and share your questions, remarks and thoughts during the special series – The World’s First Metro System as a Role Model. Freeflow Pages runs on ThreeFold Grid. Reply to this mail and I’ll invite you.

The World’s First Metro System


Click and learn about more about the world’s first metro system. And let’s take the development of the world’s first metro system as a role model, a role model of the development of an infrastructure. Incredible collective action makes a strong social vision alive.

We are doing it again:
a decentralized digital infrastructure is next.

How and why will the innovation process of a decentralized digital infrastructure differ from the role model ? More about it in our next Tuesday Posts.

Make a wise investment, make a positive impact


At this moment there is an investment opportunity for Threefold Tech. Threefold Tech is a start-up next to Threefold Foundation. Threefold tech is doing projects with software components used in Threefold Foundations.

Contact me (by reply on this mail) for more information. Or register yourself for the Threefold Investment Event on the 3rd of June here.

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Warren Buffet

Inclusive Banking


I already have mentioned in a previous post that I believe that I would never have been connected to Threefold Foundation if I haven’t had read the book of Bernard Lietaer (2000). Bernard Lietaer did some scenario thinking about the potential of the digital age, sustainable prosperity and complementary money systems. Digital Privacy as a condition was already described in his first books.

I connected myself to the project of New Business Models of Weconomy because I wanted to try to connect myself to collaborative initiatives for a responsible digital infrastructure and applications for it (2013/2014). The project was led by Jan Jonker and brought me a lot of new learnings and network.

At this moment Jan Jonker is driving a project on inclusive banking:

What if ….

What if …
Teto Foundation could introduce Freeflow tokens in their initiative (read more) ?

What if …
The co-working space Bolwerk in De Zuidrand will co-organize a Threefold Coop (read more) and additionally will introduce additional digital tokens to:
– take care of the heritage of the Fortress ?
– take care of the park around the Fortress ?
– take care of the community tasks (hosting, logistics of events) ?
– take care of the childeren of the co-workers ?
– share professional books ?
– get services of other co-workers ?
– get services of the co-working space ?
– …

The work of Jan Jonker keeps us dreaming and acting.
Sustainable prosperity in De Zuidrand is our goal. Organizing well being is what we want together with Teto Foundation.

Coventional money is supposed to be doing everything. By adding in complementary currencies, you actually get different types of things and different outcomes from different complementary currencies

Bernard Lietaer

New Ways of Seeing, Working and Learning


From 1999 till 2010 was Co:Inpetto a recruitment cabinet for IT professionals and business consultants. Co:Inpetto had the biggest contactdatabase of IT professionals and business consultants for the Flemish Market in Belgium.

As an economist I learned about digitisation thanks to the conversations I had with professionals and clients and by organising the digital communication with candidates and clients.
I loved to do this.

Because personal data was core of my business I became aware of the opportunities thanks to privacy by design early on (2007) and the positive impact digital technology could make.

Yes, there is a fork in the road. Listen to this podcast digital justice. Wouldn’t it be great to contribute to a positive future enabled by a responsible digital infrastructure ? It is possible. Spread the news about the opportunity of a Threefold year !

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.