Ethereum completes The Merge to cut energy use by over 99 percent

Ethereum completes The Merge to cut energy use by over 99 percent

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Crypto mining is now using more energy than many countries and it’s unsustainable so Ethereum has move to POS to reduce energy use in a move that might also help DeFi establish itself.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself...

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Scammers burn crypto and re-configure smart contracts to steal millions

Scammers burn crypto and re-configure smart contracts to steal millions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When scammers re-configure crypto and blockchain smart contracts your money is gone forever the instant you transfer it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. 2021...

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The US Digital Dollar Project finally gets a sandbox launch

The US Digital Dollar Project finally gets a sandbox launch

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future your country’s cash could be digital, a game changer that would allow real time economic monitoring and much more.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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DAO’s could change how we all work and how we’re all paid

DAO’s could change how we all work and how we’re all paid

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When looking at the future of work most people look at the “work” not at the company structures we work for but that’s where the real innovation is coming from.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof...

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In the crazy crypto world users are burning money to make money

In the crazy crypto world users are burning money to make money

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Crypto currencies, essentially programmable money, don’t play by old world rules and it shows the stark divide between old money and “new” money.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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Mastercard will soon let 3 Billion people buy crypto and NFT’s using its network

Mastercard will soon let 3 Billion people buy crypto and NFT’s using its network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Global payment companies like Mastercard and Visa used to ban crypto purchases unilaterally, and now they want to dominate them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Minecraft gets a huge Web 3.0 upgrade thanks to a new Polygon mod

Minecraft gets a huge Web 3.0 upgrade thanks to a new Polygon mod

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Web 3.0, which is a collection of technologies, will be the future of the internet and could create a new digital economy that rivals today’s global economy in size and breadth so mods like this one on major platforms are interesting …   Love the...

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Ethereum could settle over $8 Trillion worth of transactions this year

Ethereum could settle over $8 Trillion worth of transactions this year

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Web 3.0, crypto, and digital asset economies are surging even as the crypto markets themselves crash which now means that it looks like these trends are unstoppable.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with...

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Elon Musk deepfake crypto scams are on the rise and they’re getting better

Elon Musk deepfake crypto scams are on the rise and they’re getting better

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Deepfakes are getting better, in two years they’ll be perfect, and that means you won’t be able to trust anything you see. And that’s a huge issue.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses...

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Mastercard says all its merchants will soon be able to accept crypto

Mastercard says all its merchants will soon be able to accept crypto

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Money and money networks are all changing, and that means companies need to stay current, move with the times, and in Mastercards case explore new opportunities.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Digital design studio The Fabricant lets everyone become a Metaverse fashion designer

Digital design studio The Fabricant lets everyone become a Metaverse fashion designer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Every skill is being democratised and made simpler to master, and now fashion design is in the technology cross hairs with the added benefit this new platform lets you earn NFT $$$.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Zaha Hadid architects lay out plans for a giant libertarian city in the metaverse

Zaha Hadid architects lay out plans for a giant libertarian city in the metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today individuals can create giant social, software, or E-Commerce platforms, tomorrow they could build, run, and own everything that goes on in an entire virtual city …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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A startup has found a way to let Bitcoiners buy homes while avoiding taxes

A startup has found a way to let Bitcoiners buy homes while avoiding taxes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most people don’t want to sell their digital assets let alone pay taxes on them, so a new startup has found a way to avoid doing either when buying a home, and regulators have no idea …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential...

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China’s new digital currency comes with an expiry date for better and worse

China’s new digital currency comes with an expiry date for better and worse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we enter the era of digital programmable money China has now started introducing money that expires, and it can be used to stimulate the economy or just make activists pennyless …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Customers shocked after market crash sees two cryptocurrencies just turn their networks off

Customers shocked after market crash sees two cryptocurrencies just turn their networks off

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you have cash under your bed it’s there forever, but what happens when cryptocurrency companies just turn their networks off … customers just found out and it’s not good.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Adidas jumps into the world of NFTs with Bored Ape Yacht Club

Adidas jumps into the world of NFTs with Bored Ape Yacht Club

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Metaverse and NFT’s represent a new $13 Trillion economy, and companies are experimenting with it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Adidas has announced...

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Australia’s ANZ Bank becomes the world’s first bank to mint its own crypto Stablecoins

Australia’s ANZ Bank becomes the world’s first bank to mint its own crypto Stablecoins

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Money is changing. Alot. And this is both giving governments new opportunities and freaking them all out.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Australia and...

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Australia’s central bank is sceptical on a digital currency, but signals that could change

Australia’s central bank is sceptical on a digital currency, but signals that could change

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Countries are creating their own digital currencies to replace their traditional ones, but some are still unsure …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As...

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Blockchain could help autonomous swarms of drones and robots communicate securely

Blockchain could help autonomous swarms of drones and robots communicate securely

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more devices and robots talk to one another directly we need to find new ways to secure their communications, and blockchain is ideal …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Ukraine jumps onboard the crypto and NFT express to fund its war effort

Ukraine jumps onboard the crypto and NFT express to fund its war effort

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technologies and trends are helping everyone from startups to the military fund things and get dividends in new ways that simply weren’t possible in some cases just five years ago.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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