A Day in the Life of the Splinternet

Cypherpunk historian Finn Brunton imagines a future where there are many internets, each making demands on…

The Inevitability of ‘Big Blockchain’

The blockchain industry already exhibits signs of the same forces that have driven over-consolidation in the…

How the Decentralized Web Transfers Wealth From Corporations to People

Companies today control our domain names, the content we host and our access to the internet.…

Three Mega-Trends Shaping the Future of Money

How three forces driving digital forms of money will upend markets, geopolitics and society over the…

Better Broadband Will Pave the Way for a ‘Brand New World’

Self-help guru James Altucher sees a world where we can jump between virtual realities. Will it…

Crypto Co-ops and Game Theory: Why the Internet Must Learn to Collaborate to Survive

As the internet shifts to the open, decentralized standards of Web 3.0, can we find a…

The Standard About to Revolutionize Payments

Changing the standard way financial institutions communicate changes everything.

How We Short Capitalism – And Finance the Revolution

In the post-capitalist future, human beings will collaborate, communicate and create using the radically decentralized tools.

A New Era of Media Begins With Tokenization

Substack alone won’t save publishing: The future of online content is where “money legos,” communities and…

How Small Business Can Achieve ‘Economies of Scale’ by 2030

Blockchain tech will allow small businesses to collaborate as never before, reducing the power of big…

Me, Myself and My Multiple Avatars

In 2030, there are 20-odd versions of “you” floating around the internet. Can you manage all…

The Currency Cold War: Four Scenarios

Stablecoins. Bitcoin. Libra. China’s DCEP. Digital $. By 2030, there could be dozens of competing currencies.…