A Year in Financial Models, Fintech Valuations, Super Apps, Big Tech, Decentralized Finance, CBDCs, Economic Poetry, the Multiverse, Pandemic, Revolution, Crypto Art, and the Nature of the Universe

Hi Fintech futurists --

You should be out partying! Or rather, you should be inside, partying. I guess reading the Blueprint is your version of inside-partying. And writing it is *our” version of inside-partying. Glad we got that established.

All that partying makes us think of what an absolutely schizophrenic, psychotic bummer the year 2020 turned out to be.

Welcome then, dear reader, to our 2020 retrospective. A new shape has been emerging in this corpus of writing, and here is the best stuff — according to you. And if you haven’t yet, this is the last time to take advantage of the holiday special offer below:

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Financial Models and Valuations for Neobanks, Digital Wealth, and Coinbase

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VC Bingo: Big Tech Fintech Embedded Finance Super Apps

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Decentralized Finance, Blockchain, and CBDCs

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Watching the Pillaging and Burning of Traditional Finance

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Economic Poetry and Rallying Cries for Revolution

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The Multiverse and Augmented Finance

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Philosophy and The Nature of this World

  • The Grand Theory of the Universe. Stephen Wolfram’s physics project posits that the universe is a cellular automata with basic rules, combined as such to create amazing complexity. His simulations generate the properties of conventional physics within mathematical toy dimensions. Gravity. Relativity. Quantum mechanics. And it all functions like a blockchain.

  • The nature of Consciousness, artificial intelligence, and how we see Finance. A difficult piece of writing, with some major breakthroughs for understanding how our mind creates models of the world, and how we ourselves are model within a model. There is a powerful close:

    It is possible to re-adjust the sensors. It is possible to choose different colors. It is possible to model ourselves differently. They are all just construction and evolution — not some deep truth. It is in your mind.

Thank you for your continued readership and patronage. Let the turn of the annual page be fresh mana for your creativity.


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