Decentralised finance

Decentralised finance
đŸ‘‹ Hi, I am Mark. I am a strategic futurist and innovation keynote speaker. I advise governments and enterprises on emerging technologies such as AI or the metaverse. My subscribers receive a free weekly newsletter on cutting-edge technology.

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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How Decentralised Finance Will Change the World's Economy

My latest article:

Decentralised Finance (DeFi) imagines a global, decentralised alternative to every financial service that exists today, including insurance, savings, loans, etc. It will bring financial activities to anyone with a smartphone and an internet connection. It is equipped to fundamentally change the world economy. With blockchain technology spearheading the front, decentralised finance is set to bring back privacy, trust, and let individuals create a future where a transparent, secure, public system is in control once again. DeFi will enable the unbanked to join the economic system, it will lower the cost of doing business and it will offer new investment opportunities for anyone across the globe. The future is decentralised, and that certainly applies to the financial sector.

Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. How AI regulation could work

When even the companies developing AI themselves agree with the need for regulation, something is happening. However, we need a 21st-century solution for a 21st-century problem. (VentureBeat)

2. Why nobody freaks out about cloud neutrality.

The internet is run by multibillion-dollar, privately-owned companies that build and run the necessary infrastructure. Everyone talks about Net Neutrality, but no one talks about Cloud Neutrality. That should freak you out. (Wired)

3. Did the Chinese hack Equifax?

Four Chinese military hackers have been arrested for breaking into Equifax in 2017 and stealing trade secrets as well as the personal data of 145 million Americans. How did this happen? (MIT)