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.

Recently, I launched my new concept The Digital Speaker and you can now book me as an avatar or hologram. Also, my tech trend prediction for 2021 is out, read it here!


Why Polkadot Will be a Catalyst for Decentralised Apps


My latest article:

Polkadot is an open-source multichain that facilitates interoperability between blockchains, and it will be a catalyst for decentralised apps (dApps). Some crypto pundits have nicknamed Polkadot as the ‘mother of all blockchains’. Polkadot’s high interoperability with different blockchains is revolutionary. But it goes beyond blockchains. Interoperability with standard WebAssembly (Wasm) is perhaps the start of a truly decentralised internet, which could drastically change how the internet works. For startups and existing organisations, Polkadot is a technology to be aware of and follow.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. The modern world has become too complex for us.

The world not only seems incomprehensible but actually has become incomprehensible. Vast systems, from automated supply chains to high-frequency trading, now undergird our daily lives — and we’re losing control of all of them. (OneZero)

2. A crucial piece of the internet has finally been fixed.

The "Border Gateway Protocol," the internet's foundational, universal routing system, had a design flaw. Now, a coalition of internet infrastructure partners is finally turning a corner in its fight to make BGP more secure. (Wired)

3. Lab-grown chicken has gone on sale in Singapore

The first lab-grown meat product has been given the green light to be sold for human consumption. The decision could kick-start the first wave of approved lab-grown meat around the world. (NYPost)