Why The Crypto Market Will Be Trillions 857

Public embarrassment is a horrible feeling. We’ve all experienced in one form or another. Predicting the future of technology is daunting enough but mix that with the future of money and markets – forget about it. The effort was to convey a whole worldview in less than ten minutes. Needless to say, it required a fair amount of sweating to be more than an embarrassment, which it undoubtedly will be considered by some as. The risk seems worth it though so let’s do this!

The below video and continued text go into why many of our trusted systems no longer function properly. I don’t know who built the pyramids but they certainly had their measurement system right for it to be possible and sustainable. The damage done by tech advancements are not yet visible in society on a large scale. We hear of declining sales in music, the press, deteriorating health care budgets, automated factories, AI in commerce and about self-driving cars. The heads of many old systems have already been cut, are bleeding heavily and lashing out aimlessly as the body of the octopus still moves. To make some sense of this, the topics include crypto, capitalism, communism, genetics, competition, media, competence, fairness, cultural revolutions and our shared decentralized future.

Watch the video attempting to assess some of the foundations of the coming value of crypto. Alternatively, revel in me exposing my profound ignorance.

To dig further into the roots of this we need to connect it to other phenomena going on outside crypto. The main argument towards trillions are the coming multiple network effects and, of course, how no industry will be untouched by this. There is more to the story than just tech as ideology plays such a big part in what is going on right now. Predicting a market in the trillions is not a wild estimate by looking at trust on a larger scale by any stretch of the evolutionary imagination. What remains a mystery is the timescale in which it will happen Most of us in this space have also encountered the strange way crypto has been most often represented in mainstream media. Why does only a small amount of the substance get any coverage?

The Intellectual Dark Web

Professor Jordan Peterson has sold 1.5 million copies of his new book “12 Rules for life”. It is not on the New York Times bestseller list due to a technicality excuse that they have previously broken for other Canadians. The real reason is purely ideological and has nothing to do with why their list is still considered valuable by many. Have you heard of the intellectual dark web?  The more you listen to any of the mentioned people in long form conversations, the less their mainstream media treatment seems to be in the pursuit of truth. To be fair, my experiences with mass media has been mostly positive. I’ve always been a proponent of diversity and hate identity politics. What is clearly missing from the current exposure is the diversity of ideas.

Today, it is sexy and woke to say things like:” The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” I get it. I used to use phrases like this William Gibson quote too before hearing the all too logical counter-arguments. These quotes become less punchy when you have to take into consideration countries that have not yet gone through their own version of the separation of church and state. What is going on suddenly in the west and other parts of the world is already the separation of state and money. To claim we are incompatible as people due to skin color is idiotic. To claim all ideas on how to run society are of equal value is as stupid. The world becomes more complex when ideas are introduced to the mix. The ‘oppression of patriarchal white males’, which is the go-to blame and hate market on why humans currently suffer, loses a lot of ground after an encounter with the IDW people. To see what I mean, watch this in-depth interview of Jordan Peterson on Joe Rogan. So what is still missing from the big picture? What perspective can I contribute to be useful?

The only significantly unrepresented issue alongside faith, politics, psychedelics, gender, diversity, science, universal income and many other difficult to talk about subjects by this rat pack of intellectuals is our debt based monetary system. It is still a major mainstream heresy to cover so most stay away from it. The concern is that it is a slippery slope to antisemitic conspiracy theory. That is no longer a valid excuse to stay away from it as many of the IDW subjects potentially have the same road built right into them. The topic can and should be divorced from hyperbole and added to school curriculums. Why on earth are we not teaching how money works in our schools? I’m not talking about what money does which is often the distracting counter-argument. I’m talking about how it is created through fractional lending.

Ironically enough, most of the political polarization problems, extremism and other forms of imbalance stem from unbalanced economics. Our previous World Wars certainly tell that tale. The inconvenient truth is that unless if people understand money at scale, we have horrible problems. Outspoken critics of the current system, like Andreas Antonopoulos, have of course been on the Joe Rogan Experience to talk about this vital issue. I, therefore, vote for Andreas to be added to this IDW list. His contribution is by no stretch of the imagination less significant than the substance of the above people. If anything, it might be the most important thing. What else?

From Gutenberg to Youtube

Turns out people are much smarter than we thought. The written word simply cannot compete with the readiness of our brains to receive stories told verbally. Especially if they are illustrated by visuals and enhanced by music. Due to tens of thousands of years of campfires and humans having many senses, new media communication is integrally more powerful than books for learning. The cost-effective global internet distribution network changed the game again. The trouble is, the written word is much cheaper to get polished to an almost bulletproof state. Podcasting, Youtube, and various other long-form platforms have made an entirely new paradigm of learning possible but still in perception to many – lack intellectual credibility. The tables are turning as solid content and earning models presented by the IDW have entered the scene.

The best podcasts and internet shows remain uninfluenced by a commercial agenda in their subject matter. One episode of Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History will leave you wondering what you would know about history if these episodes would have been part of your homework in school. As a Finn, I would have learned English at the same time. What learnings could you have integrated into your life from it all if you would have been introduced to it this way? The integrity of it all is felt by many to whom it is like someone opened the window to a stuffy room. They all, of course, threaten the income models of education as well as media in the long run. What we are witnessing here is a communication revolution comparable to the Gutenberg one. Our media, schools, money, politics, and faiths are still relatively functional like Mr. Peterson says, but the cloud intelligence of humanity has sensed this new and better wave. It cannot put its finger on it exactly, as it is nearly impossible to do but it is undeniable. There is no doubt in my mind that crypto will play a significant part in reorganizing, monetizing and incentivizing a lot of it. Something else is needed here also, which is emerging at a fast pace.

Unbias Intelligence

Have you seen any of the new videos on the advancements of the robots of Boston Dynamics? The AI inside is what is alarming about it much more than the capabilities the robots are maturing into. This is not about fear porn on robots though. Many people profess the dangers of AI but the optimistic benefits are rarely talked about.

Imagine, for example, a source of information on nutrition that could take into consideration pure carnivore diets, bloodwork, Indian Vedic body types, results on veganism, environmental factors, socio-economical measurements, a myriad of published health research spanning decades, chemistry, supplements, exercise, anomalies etc. It could asses your individual holistic needs measuring them against all available data on the subject. It updates itself on a daily basis from published research papers. What you have posted online might give it significant clues as to what you are not considering to make yourself happier. All this without overpowering commercial coercion nor tribal bias verified on the blockchain. Our greatest weakness currently is our group identification tendency and survival under decaying centralized systems.

Can AI together with blockchain unclog the arteries of money too? I would love for this to be at least a part of the solution. This is not based on ideology in a way that all things will be decentralized. As covered in the podcast below, it is obvious some prefer centralized systems.

One of the future predictions by Andreas Antonopoulos is that crypto won’t be measured in trillions of dollars. His take is that crypto will be measured in crypto as the public perception on it changes. He does not want to bank the 39% who remain without a bank account. He would like to de-bank us all. I’m not knowledgeable enough to agree nor disagree with this. No one knows for sure but the way things are going – the measurement of steady value is unlikely to be the dollar in 50 years.

What do you think?

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Bitcoin Association hires Patrick Prinz as Europe & Operations Manager to further advance Bitcoin SV 3687

Bitcoin Association, the Switzerland-based global industry organization that advances Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV), has named Patrick Prinz, CFA as its new Europe & Operations Manager. Working out of the Association’s headquarters in “Crypto Valley” Zug, Switzerland, Prinz will serve two roles – advance the business growth of Bitcoin SV throughout Europe and support the operational needs of the organization globally.

Bitcoin Association supports Bitcoin SV because it is the only blockchain protocol adhering to Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto’s original design and vision for Bitcoin to become a peer-to-peer electronic cash system and global data ledger for enterprise. The Bitcoin SV ecosystem has rapidly grown to over 428 known Bitcoin SV projects and ventures worldwide. Developers and businesses are discovering the value of the Bitcoin blockchain when it massively scales — a public ledger capable of huge transaction volumes, micropayments, greater data capacity, smart contracts, tokenization, and many advanced applications.

A true believer in this Satoshi Vision for Bitcoin, Prinz has a strong background in financial services and strategy consulting. Most recently, he worked as a senior investment advisor for a global asset management group. Prinz advised on emerging technologies, and discovered the benefits of having a single, massively scalable, public, auditable ledger for storing any type of data and allowing value transfer at a micropayment level – only possible using the Bitcoin SV blockchain.

Previously, Prinz was a consultant at a leading strategy consulting firm – acting as advisor to international banks on how to incorporate complex regulatory requirements and adapt business models to industry paradigm shifts. He began his career in corporate and investment banking, working at Deutsche Bank and Citi. Prinz holds a Master of Science degree in Banking and Finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business Administration.

Speaking on his appointment, Prinz said: “Bitcoin SV is finally fulfilling the potential that initially excited me about Bitcoin many years ago – to achieve efficiencies as the single public data ledger and micropayment system for the world. As I was puzzled by the fact that innovation and development were not happening on BTC, I did my own extensive research and realized that Satoshi Nakamoto’s original design and the Bitcoin white paper always had the answers to achieve a massively scalable global public blockchain. With scaling comes efficiency, and with efficiency come innovation and entrepreneurship – which is all happening on Bitcoin SV with the emergence of completely new business models powered by microtransactions and the immutable public ledger that Bitcoin is. I am thrilled to join Bitcoin Association to work with businesses and entrepreneurs to educate them on the transformative power which Bitcoin SV brings to the world.”

Jimmy Nguyen, Founding President of Bitcoin Association, commented: “With Patrick’s addition, we welcome to our team another high-caliber professional with international business experience. Patrick will play a vital role in operational management as we grow our headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. He will also be a strong business voice for Bitcoin SV across Europe – with his financial services knowledge, effective communication skills, and passionate belief in Bitcoin’s true power.”

Patrick’s hire is the latest step in the global expansion of Bitcoin Association. He joins two other regional business managers – Lise Li (China) and Ella Qiang (Southeast Asia, based in Singapore) – all with considerable experience in both Bitcoin and business. Additional team members come from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, China, and New Zealand. The staff is further supported by Bitcoin Association Global Ambassadors in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Panama, Russia and CIS region, the Scandinavia region, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, and the United States.

TradeStation Crypto Continues to Revolutionize the Crypto Space with the Launch of Several New Platform Features and Innovations 5469

TradeStation Crypto, Inc., a subsidiary of TradeStation Group, Inc., today introduced a series of new features to its crypto brokerage offering, including crypto deposits and withdrawals, new interest earning capabilities on eligible assets, ability to track profit and loss (P&L), and mobile trading through the TradeStation mobile app. The added features underscore TradeStation Crypto’s commitment to constant innovation and providing its customers sophisticated offerings and technology to support their needs and investment objectives.

With these new enhancements, crypto investors can not only buy and sell crypto, but can now deposit cryptocurrencies they already own. In addition, customers can earn interest on eligible assets simultaneously, without locking up their crypto. When combined with other traditional investment products – such as equities, options and futures – available to traders through another subsidiary TradeStation Securities, Inc., the TradeStation Group brand provides an all-in-one experience for investors and traders, a key differentiator in the crypto space.

“The current ultra-low interest rate environment has made it difficult for investors to earn interest on traditional products, which may incentivize certain investors to explore adding crypto to their portfolio,” said James Putra, Senior Director of Product Strategy at TradeStation Crypto. “Now, and for the first time, TradeStation Crypto customers can earn interest on their eligible crypto balances whether they’re actively trading or sitting on the sidelines during times of market volatility. Cryptocurrency interest could be a real game-changer,” said Putra.

The series of enhancements also includes P&L functionality. “We have one of the first crypto trading platforms with a feature that allows traders to instantly see their unrealized P&L to gain a better understanding of the status of their TradeStation Crypto account,” said Putra.

Additionally, TradeStation Crypto introduced mobile app trading capabilities to complement the features and benefits of the TradeStation Crypto platform. Investors and traders will enjoy augmented flexibility by taking the power of the TradeStation Crypto platform wherever they go.

“We’re thrilled to be able to add these new capabilities and offer our customers a one-stop-shop for all products under the TradeStation Group umbrella,” said Putra. “This is just the beginning of new innovations on the horizon to improve the customer experience. More features are being developed as we speak, and will be introduced to our traders in the coming months, as we strive to make trading crypto as accessible and intuitive as possible.”

Cellebrite Adds Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Investigations Solution to Industry Leading Digital Intelligence Platform 5311

Cellebrite, the global leader in Digital Intelligence (DI) solutions for public and private sectors, today announced the launch of Cellebrite Crypto Tracer, a new comprehensive cryptocurrency investigation solution designed to accelerate investigations involving blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. The solution, powered by CipherTrace, features powerful and easy-to-use tools, investigation services, and training programs designed for investigators, analysts and non-technical agents. The solution empowers teams to lawfully obtain evidence and trace criminals who use bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for illicit activities, including money laundering, terrorism, drug and human trafficking, weapon sales, and ransomware schemes.

Every year, an estimated $76 billion of illegal activities involve Bitcoin. Nearly one hundred percent of darknet market transactions, including the sale of ransomware, illegal drugs and phishing kits, involve cryptocurrencies, in large part due to their ease of transacting online and across borders. The use of cryptocurrencies among criminals may have been furthered by their perceived anonymity. Transactions are recorded on the blockchain, which is a public ledger, enabling anyone to see the transactions though not the identities of those executing said transactions.

The Cellebrite Crypto Tracer Solution is designed to reveal illicit transactions using cryptocurrencies and enables investigators to aggregate and curate millions of open source and private references, deception data and human intelligence, resulting in a dataset of over 522 million attributable points. These data points give investigators full visibility into the lifespan of cryptocurrency transactions, including where the money originated and where it went, in both wallets and exchanges. Graphic mapping and color-coded threat level transactions enhance the visualization and understanding of the activities and accelerate investigators’ abilities to pinpoint primary and associated criminal activity and its perpetrators.

Powered by CipherTrace Inspector, the world’s most comprehensive cryptocurrency intelligence tool, the Cellebrite Crypto Tracer Solution gives investigators the ability to:

  • Utilize a Blockchain Search Engine: Simply enter a cryptocurrency address or transaction ID into an intuitive search bar that will auto-complete long addresses.
  • Conduct Risk Scoring: Profile hundreds of global exchanges, ATMs, mixers, money laundering systems, gambling services, and known criminal addresses and assign risk levels to transactions.
  • Show a Deep Analysis of Potential Risks: Non-technical users can visualize transaction flows to follow virtual money trails without becoming a cryptocurrency or blockchain expert.
  • Demonstrate High-Quality Advanced Attribution: Top entity typologies and attribution collection methods are easily identifiable within Inspector.
  • Leverage a Massive Transaction Database: Allows users to understand interactions with a powerful graph that traces the flow of funds over time and through the blockchain ecosystem.
  • Operate with Integrated Case Management: Gives investigators a convenient way to save research, replay searches, export investigation reports and collaborate with others involved in the investigation.

Also included in Cellebrite Crypto Tracer:

  • Cryptocurrency Investigation Services: The Cellebrite Advanced Services (CAS) team conducts criminal and civil cryptocurrency fraud investigations for law enforcement and corporations. Cellebrite certified forensics experts employ advanced techniques to expose financial cybercrime and fraud schemes by analyzing cryptocurrency artifacts and providing investigative teams with detailed documentation and insights through analyst level reports.
  • Cryptocurrencies Investigation Training: A 3-day course in best-practices for cryptocurrency investigation techniques. The class teaches investigators how to use CipherTrace Inspector to obtain and analyze evidence about individuals committing crimes using cryptocurrencies.

“It has long been assumed that blockchain and cryptocurrency transactions remain untraceable and unknown,” said Leeor Ben-Peretz, Chief Strategy Officer, Cellebrite. “This is a misconception. As a matter of fact, the essence of blockchain is to indelibly keep a record of each step of every transaction. We’re enabling investigative teams to extract this information and use the power of Digital Intelligence to aid them in interpreting the data needed to identify illicit blockchain activity and keep communities safe.”

“We’re very excited to offer our best-in-class cryptocurrency tracing and blockchain analytic capabilities to enhance Cellebrite’s Digital Intelligence, training and investigative services,” said Stephen Ryan, COO of CipherTrace. “As criminals increasingly utilize cryptocurrencies in their illicit activity, our partnership with Cellebrite will be that much more important to making the digital world a safer place.”

Tokeny Solutions Partners with Inveniam to deliver Data Integrity and Price Discovery for Private Securities 6041

Tokeny Solutions (Tokeny), an industry-leading tokenization platform based in Luxemburg and backed by Euronext, is announcing a collaboration with Inveniam and its Inveniam.io platform, delivering data integrity and price discovery. Tokeny’s technology, enhanced by Inveniam’s software, provides the foundation for increased private market asset liquidity and public-like performance of these assets. This public-like performance is made possible with data integrity and price discovery functionality driven by better data on the underlying businesses and their assets.

Tokeny and Inveniam will create digital securities for investors with seamless integration and will facilitate the secondary market trading of private market securities. Tokeny has expertise in the compliant issuance, transfer, and management of digital securities. The T-REX (Token for Regulated Exchanges) protocol allows market actors to apply trust, compliance and control while utilizing blockchain technology. Inveniam.io provides automated workflows, also known as robotic process automation (“RPA”). RPAs gather performance data on underlying real assets that inform digital tokens. Inveniam.io digitally certifies, indexes, fields, and validates real asset performance data that is commutable and proven.

“Inveniam’s data integrity and fair market value pricing functionality will enrich Tokeny’s security tokens to facilitate the forthcoming secondary market for real estate assets. The Inveniam.io platform complements ours, making this a synergistic tokenization powerhouse,” said Daniel Coheur, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Tokeny Solutions.

“We look forward to a mutually beneficial collaboration with Tokeny in this initiative. This combined service will deliver real-time price discovery, liquidity and transparency for digitizing private assets; something that was not possible before now,” said Patrick D. O’Meara, Inveniam’s Founder and CEO. “Combining user-friendly end-to-end solutions of Tokeny’s technology with data integrity and real-time fair market value Verified by Inveniam™, provides a powerful competitive edge for private market asset owners.”

Orion Protocol (ORN) Wins KuCoin Community Vote DeFi Session, Trading and Staking Services to be Opened 8946

KuCoin, an IDG-backed exchange, today announced the result of the KuCoin Choice Community Vote (DeFi Session), Orion Protocol has won the voting and will get listed on KuCoin at 18:00 July 25. Meanwhile, staking service on Pool-X will be available from 17:00 July 22, with an annualized return of 39%. DeFi is the most trending topic in the recent blockchain industry with a large number of promising DeFi projects emerging. In order to contribute to the DeFi ecosystem and provide support to more DeFi projects, the KuCoin Choice Community Vote (DeFi Session) has been launched to select real potential DeFi projects.

Orion Protocol, the DeFi platform building B2B and B2C solutions on the most advanced liquidity aggregator ever developed, solves the largest problems in DeFi by aggregating the liquidity of the entire crypto market into one decentralized platform. With the ORN token at the core, Orion has built thirteen different revenue streams across their stack of solutions – from Orion Terminal to Orion Enterprise solutions for blockchains, exchanges, and crypto projects.

KuCoin Global CEO Johnny Lyu stated: “KuCoin has been persistent in its pursuit of finding and supporting blockchain projects with real potential. KuCoin has been paying attention to the DeFi field for a long time, and hopes to find hidden gems in DeFi for users. Community Vote is a good way to not only allow users to contribute to the KuCoin ecosystem, but also to better understand DeFi projects. In the future, we will explore more ways to support DeFi to accelerate its mass adoption.”

Orion Protocol CEO Alexey Koloskov Stated: “Orion bridges the gap between the centralized and decentralized worlds of crypto, solving the largest problems in DeFi by aggregating the liquidity of the entire crypto market into one decentralized platform. I’d like to thank our community for supporting us in this voting and I am very excited about the KuCoin listing. We look forward to working closer with KuCoin to BUIDL on DeFi in the future.”

KuCoin has always been a strong supporter of DeFi projects and has listed a number of real potential projects in the DeFi field, such as COMP, MKR, KNC, AMPL, LUNA, AKRO, etc. Furthermore, KuCoin is developing its own public chain – KuChain to further boost the prosperity of the DeFi world. KuChain’s testnet Kratos has launched its beta version and it aims to build a four-layer network based on the needs of DeFi and DEX, modularizing the protocol and functions, improving the ease of use of Kratos, and reducing the threshold for developer participation.

VistaChain by Highview Achieves SAP Certification through the “Co-Innovated with SAP” Program 10211

Highview Solutions, Inc. today announced that its VistaChain V1.0 solution has achieved SAP® certification as integrated with SAP Cloud Solutions, as part of the “Co-Innovated with SAP” program. The “Co-Innovated with SAP” program is designed to help partners through the development lifecycle that culminates in an SAP-certified and tested solution against SAP product standards. It is an end-to-end program of guided services offered by the SAP Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services organization that helps partners take their products to market in alignment with other SAP teams (product management, solution management, development and field), thereby providing the guidance and support to help ensure a competitive solution in the marketplace.

“The innovation of our VistaChain V1.0 solution resulted in many wins as we worked closely and exclusively with the outstanding SAP Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services team to achieve SAP certification for our product. We are thrilled to have developed blockchain-enabled solutions to offer simple, transparent B2B transactions for vendors and suppliers. This innovation should improve user experience on all fronts,” says Mike Kersels, Highview founder and CEO.

VistaChain V1.0 is poised to be the industry-agnostic connective tissue between vendors and suppliers for B2B transactions. As an SAP partner and trusted third party for business partners Highview Solutions has been providing B2B Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) solutions to its customers since 2019.

The SAP Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services organization has certified that VistaChain V1.0 by Highview Solutions integrates with Hyperledger Fabric service on SAP Cloud Platform, where business documents exchanged between customers and trading partners are stored in the cloud.

As a managed service offering VistaChain provides full visibility and transparency to the data of exchanged business documents, reduces time spent on reconciliation and helps to eliminate disputes between business partners.