Why tokens matter

Why tokens matter
👋 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.

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Why Tokens Matter and How to Clarify a Path Towards Tokenisation

My latest article:

The organisation of tomorrow, despite differences in industry, location, products and services on offer, will all have one thing in common: they will use some sort of token as the key enabler to their business. Organisations have multiple options when selecting the type of crypto token. The token economics they opt for influences the likelihood of success for the organisation. However, regulation is also very important when it comes to tokenisation since tokens do not adhere to borders. Those countries with clear regulations and a token-friendly environment can attract a lot of investments and companies. There is still a long way to go, but also regulators should understand that tokens are here to stay and that tokenomics will fundamentally change the world’s economy.

Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. Computers are getting better at reading.

A tool called BERT can now outperform us on advanced reading-comprehension tests. Although this new development reveals how far AI has come, it also shows that computers are not that smart yet. (Wired)

2. Can data intelligence co-exist with privacy?

If we are smarter about what data we collect and how we process and analyse it, we actually don't need anywhere near the amounts of data we think we do. (VentureBeat)

3. That dangerous AI text-generator is now available.

This week, OpenAI released the full version of GPT-2, the spooky text generator that can write compelling texts and can be used for fake news. To combat misuse, OpenAI also released a detector, which unfortunately is not as good as the generator. What could go wrong? (TNW)


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