Rapid technology inventions and convergence continue to evolve and accelerate “technoforming” the world:
- Digital citizenship, smart cities, and cyber security
- Mobile and internet communications and commerce
- Artificial intelligence, quantum, and neuromorphic computing
- Big data and predictive analytics
- Blockchain and digital currencies and digital asset value exchange
- Biotechnology and personal and cultural values transformation
- Digital media, art, and entertainment
Concurrent are global cultural and social changes driving demand for new economic models, inquiries about the future of humans, regenerating planetary capital and terraforming of other planets.
Together, all these forces create many trajectories and futures.
How do we forecast the future and respond to the emerging trends of the Digital Economy, and the Fourth Industrial and Technoself Revolution?
Executive Workshop: Crypto Currencies & Blockchain for FinTech
DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. had the privilege to run a workshop at the Rotman School of Management for global senior executives from the China Construction Bank, the second largest bank in the world, on the applications and impact of blockchain and crypto currencies on the digital economy and fourth industrial revolution.
First FinTech + Blockchain Study in Canada
DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. conducted the first study in Canada, commissioned by the government of BC, that set out to discover competitive drivers to build and further develop the ecosystem that supports Vancouver, BC, and Canada, as a global Blockchain and FinTech hub. [Full Report]
The FinTechBook: FinTech + DigitalCurrency – Convergence or Collision?
Manie is a contributing author of the first crowdsourced on the global FinTech ecosystem – The FintechBook: A front-line industry insider’s look at the financial technology explosion. The FinTechBook is an Amazon bestseller.
In just two short years digital currencies have grown from a hobby project to a multi-billion dollar global digital finance industry. With new competing alternatives and technology advancing beyond simple currency-based payments to all manner of value exchange, financial instruments, smart contracts and blockchain based distributed ledgers, everyone is waking up to the fact that Bitcoin was just the beginning.
Arriving just in time for the great convergence of mobile payments, digital branchless banking and digital-value exchange, Bitcoin, alternative currencies, and digital finance innovations promise a major disruption of global finance.