Looks like game on ... expect more of this as Open Banking kicks in...

"Like thousands of other UK merchants, Curve has a valid merchant agreement to accept Amex payments into its e-wallet... on Tuesday evening, Amex decided to terminate this agreement and block all Amex transactions to Curve with immediate effect.

Amex has given no good or fair reason for their decision ... UK payment regulations clearly state that Curve should be allowed to access the Amex payment network... "

Just realised that for *one* year's worth of consumer spending ($40tr) we could entirely decarbonise our global energy supply.

China has more e-commerce than the US & Europe combined.

Another great reason to make the UK seem smaller by going it alone yes?

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we must "take into account the structural drivers of overshoot: a growth-based global economy reliant on ever-increasing monetization of natural resources and human activity. Without changing this structure, overshoot is inevitable." opendemocracy.net/transformati

great to see @doctorow writing more about co-op/alt models ow.ly/akkY30nhBWR — I think a lot is down to personality differences: people setting up high-finance routes tend to be more 'ruthless' than co-op people.

The social-tech attribute needed is, instead, 'tenacity'?

Excerpt from the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence: 'Draft Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI'

"LAWS can operate without meaningful human control over the critical functions of selecting and attacking individual targets."

(LAWS = Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems)

Judge Dredd


Very well written and spot on piece by @PennyRed on the crypto nonsense ow.ly/axgG30mY2Kn (much of my experience at Davos this year was similar)

Sound familiar? ;)
Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence: part of a £160M investment to make Edinburgh the 'data capital of Europe' and invest in building a "strong global data infrastructure" to create "mission-driven initiatives" ow.ly/5QPT30mTZf4

Great to see people finally linking together the needs of individuals, openAPIs, global finance ... and the SDGs flickr.com/gp/dgen/82mAK1 (cf dgen.net/0/overview/)

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