In Love with Nature’s Internet


In the digital infrastructure of Threefold every single person will get its own 3Bot. With 3Bot – data of a person belongs to a person and it will be easy to exchange. I do believe 3Bot is an important feature to get our society organized, a society where people are in love with themselves and Nature’s Internet.

Love the world as your own self, then you can truly care for all things.

Deavita

Sign up for DataEthics.eu


It took some years, but Data Ethics is on the agenda.
It won’t disappear. It will be an ongoing topic for the coming decades. And you have to be part of the conversation.

I am wondering which book I would suggest to people who want to be introduced to the topic. Will it be – “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Fronter of Power” by Shoshana Zuboff. ? I started to read it.

In the meanwhile, I suggest you to sign up for the newsletter of ThinkDoTank Dataehtics.eu. Learn more about data ethics and speak up. It matters.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln


A world with no ads


Read here – big brands are preparing for a world with no ads. It is music to my ears.
And it is not the first time that I do hear this line of thinking. At PIE 2015 (a congres on personal information economy) Unilever was bringing forward.

By giving people their own data, the innovation space for more conscious business is opening up.
The sooner or later we will:
– manage our own personal data;
– claim transprancy in the production chains;
– spend money more consioucly;
– do our task in the circular process of products we are using.

All brands and every single person will join the sustainable business movement. That’s what I believe we are going to accomplish the coming decades. Do you ?

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the more intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

Charles Darwin

Get the knowledge for innovation in your collaboration


Good design is partially creativity an innovation, but primarily knowledge and awareness.

Chuck Green

Blockchain is about process innovation in collaboration.
Do you feel that your (potential) stakeholders are grasping the concepts of the blockchain technology ?
Consider to join or co-design a blockchain simulation workshop with Jeroen Perquin (www.blockchain-simulation.nl). I have experienced it as effectieve, fun and insightful.

Six things blockchains can do for SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals)


I am getting deep respect of the historical achievements of the United Nations and I want to learn more about its potential. Therefore I have visited the Peace Palace in The Hague. The role of the UN and the SDG goals are mentioned in de visiting centre of the palace.

Is the SDG framework really alive and effective ? What to think about the World Economic Forum and their role regarding the SDG ? Do you know more about it ? I tend to be optimistic.

At the website of the UN I read about about blockchain and SDG’s. It is nice to know that it is in line with the mission of Weconomics and Threefold Foundations.

The six things blockchans can do for SDG’s are:

  1. Support financial inclusion
  2. Improve acces to energy
  3. Produce and consume responsibly
  4. Protect the environment
  5. Provide legal identity for all
  6. Improve aid effectiveness

Learn more about SDG’s and blockchain here.

If progress has taught us anything, it is that development comes from more brains having access to more knowledge, and eyeballs looking at problems and trying to fix them.

Johan Norberg

Happy learning


I have the honour to open up a conversation about Threefold during a guest lecture of the Certified Blockchain Professional Program of Weconomics.
I am grateful for this opportunity.

Threefold’s technology stack, governance structure and network will get introduced to an audience that is open to shape the future in a collaborative, reflective and responsible way.

The picture below and these questions (click) are guiding my preparation.

I don’t want them to believe me, I just want them to think.


Marshall McLuhan

Who gets what and why ?


Opportunity for market design knocks. Alvin Roth has written a book about it with the title: Who gets what and why, the hidden world of matchmaking and market Design.

My 10 take-aways of the book are:

  1. Markets are human artifcasts. We can change a market and we can invent one.
  2. Market Design is a Team Sport.
  3. Market design helps solve problems that existing marketplaces haven’t been able to solve naturally.
  4. Design is a noun as well as a verb; even markets whose rules have evolved slowly have a design, although no one may have consciously designed them.
  5. Internet marketplaces have very precise rules, because when a market is on the web, its rules have to be formalized in software.
  6. When we speak about free market, we shouldn’t be thinking of a free-for-all, but rather a market with well designed rules that make it work well.
  7. One thing we’ll see is that the “magic” of the market doesn’t happen by magic: many marketsplaces fail to work well because of poor design. They may fail to make the market thick or safe, or to deal with congestion, and so there’s an opportunity to help them work better.
  8. Succesful designs depend greatly on the details of the market, including the culture and psychology of the participants.
  9. Markets can be dramatically improved when their design encourages people to communicate essential information they might otherwise have kept to themselves.
  10. In matching markets you have to choose and have to be choosen.

Market Design is a Team Sport

Alvin Roth

A jobmarket is (like most markets) a matching market, a market where you have to be choosen. Get your organisational pupose clear. It matters.

The Curse of Bigness (and the blessing of Threefold Foundations)


To get rid off the curse of bigness we’ve to work first towards a decentralised internet. That is said what is said in this article and that is why I love doing what I do.

I love to contribute to the development of a decentralised internet because it is doable and exiting on the one hand. On the other hand I would to like to take the high road to our next level of prosperity (and avoid the worst (*))

Threefold is mentioned in the article as one of the iniatives working on a decentralised internet. In this picture Threefold explains why they do what they do.

Privacy is condition for freedom. Freedom is a condition for (potential good) market design for a digital economy and society. No single person needs to be excluded: costs are lowering, every person will get its own wallet en get seperate digital services to manage own data.

Maximum freedom to the parts, maximum coherence to the whole.

Brian Goodwin

(*) Do you want to know how a low road could look like ? Travel back in time with Tim Wu’s book – The Curse of Bigness. Tim Wu is also author of The Master Switch, a classic about Net Neutrality.

Let’s get the workplace ready for the climate truant students


The climate truant students makes my heart sing. Culture is changing for good. Will I support them by protesting ? No, I won’t. I choose not to go to the Brussels Climate Marches.

It is too easy to believe that governments are just too reluctant to act. They aren’t. They have to be complemented by new kind of commonalities and new kind of money systems. Connect to them. The time is now to get work done.

It is the right time to turn the environmental problem into the urgently required socio-economic solution. We will only succeed when we all work together: business, government and society – in new ways.

Get the workplace for the climate truant student ready. We are the ones we have been waiting for. Carlota Perez explains why the time is now.

Certified Blockchain Professional Program


Weconomics Foundations’ focus for 2019 is the Certified Blockchain Professional Program. It is offered in Dutch. I appreciate the iniative very much because it will lead to meaningful and succesful implementations of technology.

Do you know someone who could be interested to follow the program ?
Are you interested ? More information can be found here (dutch only).

Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.

Marian Wright Edelman´╗┐

P.S.: From now on we add a social card to our posts, a social card with the hand picked quote. These quotes remind us to why we are doing what we do, a quote that keep us motivated and focused on our purpose and values. Feel free to share it.