Good Day! This is my weekly newsletter, with a dose of insights into the future. The topic of this newsletter is the exponential times we live in, hence the title of f(x) = e^x, which is the (natural) exponential function.

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Building the Decentralised Ecosystem – Who is Involved?

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Distributed ledger technology, which includes blockchains, is still a very nascent technology and the complete ecosystem is still under development. To achieve a decentralised society, many more components need to be built, requiring global standards and large investments. I estimate that it will take another 3-5 years before the ecosystem is ready for full-scale, enterprise adoption. The decentralised ecosystem is still in development, and new startups are constantly popping up and disappearing. But, which layers make up the ecosystem and who are some of the startups involved in building the decentralised ecosystem?


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. Sir Tim Berners-Lee reveals new plan to fix the internet.

Last week, the inventor of the web revealed a radical plan to fix the web. He developed Solid, an open-source project to restore the power and agency of individuals on the web. A great new initiative that we should all applaud. (Fast Company)

2. Dirty money and crypto exchanges.

An investigation by the Wall Street Journal revealed that black money is being laundered at an astonishing level through cryptocurrency exchanges, particular decentralised exchanges. According to the article, over $86 million has been laundered through 46 exchanges. (WSJ $)

3. Finally, a Prime Minister that understands the power of DLT.

Last week, the prime minister of Malta told the United Nations that crypto is the ‘inevitable future of money’. Finally, a politician that understand what a paradigm shift is. Hopefully, more will follow. (CoinTelegraph)