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At the F8 event, Facebook announced a complete overhaul of the Facebook app. The new app is not just a redesign, it’s powered by the latest technology, and built for scalability in order to deliver a better user experience.

Facebook has over 2 billion monthly active users. Just think about it: 2 BILLION 😳. But, Facebook has issues — besides privacy, and misinformation. Indeed, the current Facebook is built on legacy infrastructure. And we have to admit it, it’s a bit cumbersome in terms of UI, and also regarding how the website is built. For instance, the soon to be old Facebook homepage has an uncompressed CSS file size of 2.4 Mb. …

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👨🏼‍💻 How it started

I started “coding” years ago, but I wasn’t really serious about it. I knew I could do fantastic things with code, but for some reason I didn’t fully immerse myself in anything else than HTML-CSS and very basic JavaScript.

Over the last years, I spent a lot of time learning and working on UX and UI projects. But I felt frustrated because I was able to design fantastic things in Sketch, but I could not build something like a mobile app or a website by myself.

The result of spending hundreds and hundreds of hours reflecting with the disruptive experts at the forefront of the crypto space.

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There are several private jokes in this revisited version of The Last Supper. Have fun finding them all.

Since I started to study the crypto world, I spent hundreds and hundreds of hours — if not thousands — collecting, assimilating, and reflecting on everything I could in order to better understand this market (virus?) that fascinates me more everyday.

I found extremely valuable information that I would like to share with you today. Whether you are a newbie or a veteran in the crypto space, I hope that by the end of this post you will get new perspectives, and ideas you’ve never heard or thought about before.

“The most valuable type of economists are cryptoeconomists, as they can actually create, manage, and analyze economies.” …

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Depuis quelques mois, on entend régulièrement parler du bitcoin et de ses records. Les journalistes rivalisent de titres chocs “est-ce une bulle ?”, “est-ce une pyramide de Ponzi ?”, ou encore “va-t-il déclencher une nouvelle crise économique ?”, etc. Ces titres — tantôt alarmistes, tantôt accrocheurs — sont souvent le reflet d’une incompréhension face à une véritable révolution peut-être aussi importante qu’Internet. Je veux ici parler de la blockchain et des évolutions technologiques, économiques et sociétales qu’elle induit via le phénomène de tokenisation.

La tokenisation consiste à convertir les droits liés à un actif en jetons numériques sur la blockchain. Cela revient donc à dire par exemple que le prix d’un immeuble x est de y jetons de z sorte. Les intermédiaires financiers et technologistes s’y intéressent de très près car le transfert sur la blockchain d’actifs “réels” permet de cumuler les avantages d’un protocole comme Bitcoin (dont l’absence de papier) tout en conservant les caractéristiques de l’actif. Le fait de convertir en tokens des actifs relativement illiquides (immobilier, art…) et de les rendre échangeables sur un marché permet de réduire les frictions aux échanges. Nombre d’actifs traditionnels vont sûrement être tokenisés, car ils risquent de toute manière de perdre leur prime de liquidité s’ils ne le sont pas. Le secteur de l’immobilier par exemple pourrait se voir prochainement disrupté par les technologies blockchain, et il est loin d’être le seul. …


Pierre Rognion

I write mostly about design and code.

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