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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The Bank of England jumps on the digital central bank currency bandwagon

The Bank of England jumps on the digital central bank 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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A US realtor is trying to sell an actual house as an NFT now

A US realtor is trying to sell an actual house as an NFT now

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF NFT’s are normally used to sell digital assets, but this realtor’s now trying to use the technology to sell real objects … and it’s an interesting concept.   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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Futurist Virtual Keynote, Netherlands: Bank 4.0 The Future of Banking, NN Group

Futurist Virtual Keynote, Netherlands: Bank 4.0 The Future of Banking, NN Group

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Banks have the opportunity to re-invent themselves for the modern era and re-vitalise their relationships with customers, but will they?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, thank you to Robert-Jan and...

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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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DARPA looks for new ways to decouple legacy code from hardware

DARPA looks for new ways to decouple legacy code from hardware

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Legacy code is the bane of many older organisations existence and it’s hard to modernise, upgrade, and secure, so DARPA wants to change the paradigm.   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...

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JPMorgan ventures into UK retail banking with its first digital only bank

JPMorgan ventures into UK retail banking with its first digital only bank

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The cost of opening and operating a digital only bank is just a fraction of that of a traditional bank.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. For the past five years or...

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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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Scientists turned the human body into a data network to advance cyber security

Scientists turned the human body into a data network to advance cyber security

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Security and especially cyber security are all going to need new technologies to keep people and systems safe, and this new “human network” is yet another example of human ingenuity in action.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Futurist Keynote: The Future of Customer Experience, LinkedIn

Futurist Keynote: The Future of Customer Experience, LinkedIn

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New sci-fi like technologies are changing the customer experience like never before, and there’s plenty still to come.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, thank you to Ana and the amazing...

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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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Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra was so powerful it could have ended state control of money

Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra was so powerful it could have ended state control of money

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Who is more powerful today – Trump, Xi, or Zuckerberg? Think about it … Technology and an increasingly connected society are now making individuals more powerful than the state.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential...

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Futurists are training AI to predict the future and make them redundant

Futurists are training AI to predict the future and make them redundant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lots of people and companies want to be able to predict the future, for a whole variety of different reasons, so will this new approach work? Only time, ironically, will tell.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Researchers say this AI can judge your personality from selfies alone

Researchers say this AI can judge your personality from selfies alone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today lots of things are based on companies ability to assess your circumstances and personality, and now they have a new tool to play with.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Being able to judge a persons personality...

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Futurist Keynote, Birmingham: Investing in the Exponential Era, Personal Finance Society

Futurist Keynote, Birmingham: Investing in the Exponential Era, Personal Finance Society

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We all work hard for our money, and then we want our money to work hard for us so we can retire in comfort, but the exponential future makes investing and planning for the future more challenging that ever.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect,...

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China accelerates plans to become the world’s first cashless society as Covid-19 bites

China accelerates plans to become the world’s first cashless society as Covid-19 bites

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Covid-19 has accelerated the trials of many different types of technologies, from drones to self-driving cars, and 3D printing, now it’s accelerating the death of cash.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A couple of years ago the...

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Microsoft just patented a way to let you mine cryptocurrency with your mind

Microsoft just patented a way to let you mine cryptocurrency with your mind

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Exponential technologies are helping us realise the dream of being able to create money with our minds.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Not much has happened in the payments space for a while now, that is unless...

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IKEA becomes the first retailer to let customers pay for goods with time

IKEA becomes the first retailer to let customers pay for goods with time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The concept of value is fluid, and new tools and technologies are letting companies re-imagine how their customers pay for goods.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past few years we’ve seen lots of amazing new...

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