Miami becomes the first city to mine crypto and give citizens dividends

Miami becomes the first city to mine crypto and give citizens dividends

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The new world gives us new ways to earn money, and now in some cases some cities and governments are wondering if crypto mining can help them eliminate taxes.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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China’s national digital currency is now available on WeChat

China’s national digital currency is now available on WeChat

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Future national currencies will be digital, and China is in the lead to create one …   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. It’s been announced...

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Botto the decentralised AI artist bags its first million dollars

Botto the decentralised AI artist bags its first million dollars

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s not just humans and animals that can create works of art – AI’s getting better at it to and it’s getting rich off it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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New survey says central banks are lining up to create CBDCs but not on the blockchain

New survey says central banks are lining up to create CBDCs but not on the blockchain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While blockchain is the technology of the decade, alongside a few others, central banks don’t appear to be fans of 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,...

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Walmart patents show it’s mulling entering the Metaverse with own NFTs and crypto

Walmart patents show it’s mulling entering the Metaverse with own NFTs and crypto

WHY THIS MATTERS The metaverse is potentially a multi-trillion dollar opportunity – eventually – and companies are experimenting and laying their stakes already.   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. When...

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PayPal code reveals the company might be creating its own Stablecoin cryptocurrency

PayPal code reveals the company might be creating its own Stablecoin cryptocurrency

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Almost everyone nowadays is minting their own money and there are very few companies that aren’t experimenting in the space.   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...

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El Salvadors grand national Bitcoin experiment hits early bumps

El Salvadors grand national Bitcoin experiment hits early bumps

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bitcoin is contentious, and now in a world first it’s also an accepted national currency in El Salvador.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. While most countries consider trading their real cash...

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Daymak unveil Spiritus the world’s first cryptocurrency mining car

Daymak unveil Spiritus the world’s first cryptocurrency mining car

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why can’t a car make you money instead of costing you money? And other great questions …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Most of us would love a free car. And...

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Bitcoin wallets could be hacked by quantum computers by 2025 but there’s hope

Bitcoin wallets could be hacked by quantum computers by 2025 but there’s hope

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum computers will soon be so powerful they could crack 70% of the world’s encryption systems, so researchers are racing to find a solution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. This year...

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French central bank successfully completes first test of their sovereign digital currency

French central bank successfully completes first test of their sovereign digital currency

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF National fiat currencies will all one day be digital, and the move’s already starting …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. France’s central bank has announced it successfully completed a pilot transaction...

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Facebook backed cryptocurrency Diem to launch later this year

Facebook backed cryptocurrency Diem to launch later this year

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Facebook’s Libra could have changed the global financial system overnight, but after regulators blocked it they’re now taking a different approach …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Facebook wanted to revolutionise...

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Green Bitcoin alternative Chia causes global hard drive shortages

Green Bitcoin alternative Chia causes global hard drive shortages

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bitcoin’s energy consumption is huge, rivalling most nations, and its unsustainable so people are trying to create “green” alternatives.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that run on...

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Federal Reserve’s Digital Dollar initiative has Wall Street panicking

Federal Reserve’s Digital Dollar initiative has Wall Street panicking

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A CBDC, a government digital currency, could cut the banking middle men, and that’s freaking some of them out.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The financial services industry, braced for what...

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Bank of England jumps on the central bank digital currency bandwagon

Bank of England jumps on the central bank digital currency bandwagon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A digital national currency would help the unbanked, save governments money, and give them unprecedented real time insights into their economies.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As several central banks race...

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China says its new digital currency will be an insurance policy in case tech giants fail

China says its new digital currency will be an insurance policy in case tech giants fail

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Tech giants are increasingly powerful and interwoven with society, and the Chinese government is making contingency plans in case they fail.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. China has been at the...

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Global NFT craze helps digital assets of all kinds sell for record breaking sums

Global NFT craze helps digital assets of all kinds sell for record breaking sums

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF NFT’s that allow people to sell any type of digital asset, from a tweet to a digital piece of artwork, are fuelling an unprecedented spending craze.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Bitcoin is helping human rights activists avoid government crack downs

Bitcoin is helping human rights activists avoid government crack downs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you want to suppress people you do two things – send in the military and cut off their funding, and Bitcoin is making the latter harder.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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India drafts legislation to ban private cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and develop a national coin

India drafts legislation to ban private cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and develop a national coin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cryptocurrencies and especially Bitcoin seem to freak most governments out because they reduces the state’s control of money, India could be setting a new global precedent.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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European Central Bank announces it’s seriously exploring a digital Euro

European Central Bank announces it’s seriously exploring a digital Euro

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cash, sooner or later, will die, and several countries are trialling its replacements.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the use of cash around the world continues to shrink, as...

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China accelerates digital currency trials with massive 10 million Yuan giveaway

China accelerates digital currency trials with massive 10 million Yuan giveaway

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The debate about cash being dead rages on, but as far as China concerned digital cash is the future.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Covid-19 has done many things this...

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