Some of the Things I learned about Decentralisation in a Year Like No Other*

*A Year Like No Other is the title of a New York Times special of 2020 in photos from which the picture below was copied

Olivia Grant hugged her grandmother, Mary Grace Sileo, through a plastic drop cloth hung on a clothesline. It was their first contact since the start of the lockdown caused by the pandemic. Al Bello/Getty Images

The implications of a technical construct that enables digital assets to be ‘real’ cannot be overestimated.

Privacy-centric solutions ARE possible.

Policy makers and regulators should start to realise that decentralisation is not a technology choice, but a reflection of values we hold high; especially in Europe.

Identity is key

Tracking (physical) products

Carbon Accounting

What’s in store for 2021?

They need to be independent of technology choice and independent of any of the parties that set up the consortium.

That’s it. 2020 is a wrap. I wish you and your loved ones a healthy and happy 2021!



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Arno Laeven

Arno Laeven

Blockchain Advisor & Entrepreneur