Please read this with an open mind, regardless of your personal opinion as to the cause of the changes we are presently observing in the world around us… we’re going to go way deeper than the impact of human behavior on the weather.

Photo by Whitney Wolfe

The symptom is what you see first.

Particularly when it’s so pronounced and ominous, we cannot help but think it’s the main attraction, the “challenge of our times”, the thing that will define us as a generation — either forcing us to rise to the occasion or die, as the great wheel of civilization turns once again, leaving little else but faded hope that…


‘Desert Spirits’ by Spencer Tunick

“If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make paper. The cloud is essential for the paper to exist. If the cloud is not here, the sheet of paper cannot be here either. So we can say that the cloud and the paper inter-are. “ Thich Nhat Hanh on Interbeing

Does this quotation read to you like a fundamental truth, a new way of looking at the universe, or…


While researching my book “Information Age of Abundance”, an idea kept resurfacing within the Anatha team, around something called “Fluid Democracy”.

The concept of fluid democracy (sometimes called liquid democracy) is a natural extension of my research and musings on how to build a better social media environment, one that creates more favorable outcomes for society in general, specifically around a distributed autonomous version of an information-based identity.

Your unique, portable and persistent digital identity

Imagine if you will, if your favorite social media account was also your official, legal registration and ID for the economic system you resided in. We can of course assume a much…


Photography by Whitney Wolfe

It can get very messy on crypto-twitter when the bitcoin maximalists respond to what is often deliberate trolling and provocation, and frequently demonstrate the worst standards of human behavior and debate. But if you blindly insist that bitcoin is the final word on cryptocurrency and not simply the first of an entire universe of digital assets, tokens, and currencies, then you are also suggesting that a market as important as “information aged money” won’t be one of the most competitive markets we’ve ever seen.

Competition drives innovation. When maximalism becomes fundamentalism, we lose the ability to think as big as…


Photograph by Ninno Jack Jr

Upon first reading of Project Libra’s whitepaper, it seems as if Facebook is making a genuine attempt at reaching for the brass ring of the crypto industry and aiming to “bank the unbanked”, via its centralized, permission-based transaction network. This is an ambitious feat, because any corporate organization that launches and manages a transaction network is required to follow a rather large body of regulatory norms. …


- An Anatha Perspective

Images: Michael Chichi

At Anatha, we approach the world systemically, identifying the structures that produce the effects we all see and experience. We believe that these structures are not just the way things are, that new structures — new ways of doing things — are possible. That by beginning with a different set of beliefs we can build different kinds of systems that, in turn, will create different, and better, ways of being.

That may sound like equal parts naiveté and hubris. But this is precisely what excites us about decentralized technology: practically speaking, it makes new models of governance imminently possible, creating…


While the marketing, UX, and business worlds talk about ‘users,’ we find that reductive: people are so much more than their use of a product. Which is why we design from the ground up for human beings.

Photograph: Michael Chichi

The word ‘use’ has a number of connotations in both everyday language and in digital product development.

All the time we use products and services in our lives, sometimes with great deliberation and intent, at other times quite unconsciously and habitually. Some of them we use in the sense of consuming, using up — like the data plans on our phones or the…

Edward DeLeon Hickman

Based in Honolulu, Edward DeLeon Hickman is an innovative leader and CEO in the realms of cryptocurrency and blockchain.

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