Collision 2018: Jean-Marie Grange and Centify.co

The casual elegance in his approach distinguished him from the surrounding cacophony of Media Village in Collision 2018.

He introduced me to a nascent monetary model designed for digital content. I was eager to learn more about Centify.co. Because writers and authors are always looking for income generating avenues. And discovering a business that has stylishly scaled blockchain technology in a pay to read system is timely brilliance. And then at Collision 2018 I met its sophisticated Founder Jean-Marie Grange.  

Jean-Marie Grange has discovered a valuable niche. His cryptocurrency-based system of payment will quietly reshape how all digital content consumption and its creators will transact business. He calls it Nano-payments.

SME or subject matter experts and technical writers depend on quality curated data. This can be expensive.   The concept of pay per read is not new but Centify.co affects directly cost effectiveness.   Centify.co delivers unexplored paths of income. The alchemy of the concept is simplistic in how digital publishers can transact donations, create subscribers from visitors, control payment outputs, and miraculously create quality data curation. All achievable within blockchain’s intrinsic transparency.

Blockchain technology as a system of payment is not new.

But making it scalable with little to no commitments is trendsetting. The need to read and use curated digital content from proven sources where where expensive subscription dues or purchase of the full work is a requirement.

What if you could pay pennies for needful content while having complete control over forecasting how much to spend.  This is the essence of Centify.co, offering a world of digital content through the transparencies of blockchain technology.  With the power to curate exactly what you need for a fraction of the cost.

Adblockers can also affect publishers’ digital marketing return on investments. Centify.co offers readers the experience of enjoying content for free or for a small fee read content ad free.

Blockchain technology naysayers please take note. The logical user growth in blockchain enterprises like Centify.co is quietly reshaping payment systems architecture.

While listening to Jean-Marie Grange’s presentation, I understood with clarity how valuable the role this cryptocurrency concept will play and reengineer the monetization of digital content. I was surprised and pleased to understand that Centify.co serves all digital transactions for books, blogs, encyclopedias, video streaming, music streaming, video games, and virtual trading cards.

As an investment tool, the trading value of cryptocurrencies often mimics the dramatic fluctuations of other nascent technologies. But its return on investment has become impressive in businesses offering the conveniences of using digital technologies are poised to do well.

Our Collision 2018 discussion was lively sometimes debating – but thoroughly enjoyable. I came away a fan.

“Accessing any content for a fair price made easy and convenient” ~ Centify.com

7 Ways Forex can make a Difference in Managing Your Projects. Published October 2016

 

 If you think that Brexit outcomes will have little effect on small and/or mid-cap projects…consider this.

Using Forex to forecast foreign currency behavior can keep managing costs of projects agile.  Coping with the unforeseen or getting to know currency market unknowable(s) in an age where the global paradigm rewards anticipators of currency shifts, is smart. But ignoring market sentiment’s influence on currency punishes those who rely on the traditional quantitative malaise. Brexit stands as an example of how social outcomes are factors that can shift project costs.

  1. Shadow bankinginfluences 85% of daily loan activity and is a major participant in traditional short-term commercial paper trade. Currency rates fluctuate at any moment and influence financial market behavior. Whether an upscale clothing and accessories chain or a business that provisions global services.  The price of renting money to meet daily operational cost and or fund a project may change in a heartbeat due to changes in global currencies and the interpretations of Forex trading. Phenomenon like Brexit will alter the behavior of shadow banking and its partnerships.
  2. No matter the size of our project funds, the troubles of large global banking institutions, like Germany’s Deutsche Bank, can influence the availability and cost of preserving global liquidity.
  • There is anticipation of a Brexit led relocation of banks with the accompanying brain drain from the UK.  It will have a ripple effect throughout local economies.
  • Contrary to current indicators of sustained economic growth, a recession will rear its head. A delimited pound will play itself out within the next year and will influence other global monies.
  1. Realignment of trade agreements, influences of tariffs and the costs of imports play an important role in cost of supply. Will your supplier pass that additional cost down to you?
  2. Even after finalization of the Article 50 agreement, the years of negotiating the messy divorce will and has diverted energy from the economy as it realigns trade agreements. Nervous businesses are already looking to reassert old trade agreements and create new ones inside and outside of the EU.
  3. While the Brexit event has lowered pound value, making exports cheaper, supply side economics will soon slow the pace of good news markets.

Next to the US dollar and Euro, the pound is widely used globally as legal tender for goods and services. Sovereign currencies pegged to the Euro and the sterling will experience the slowing markets first. Costs to ongoing projects will be at the whim of changes in expenditures to supply and will influence demand.

  1. In 2013, the EU had a population of 210 million making it the second most traded currency in the world. According to the IMF, the Eurozone has the second largest economy in the world. Because UK is a major trader within the single market, the Brexit will have implications to global monetary markets for generations. It would be pure folly to ignore Forex forecast of currency trends.
  2. By reciprocal agreements with larger global banks and shadow institutions, all US banks have some exposure to European financial systems. Hedging rules apply. The further out to completion of project the heavier the risks to rate changes. Forex can alert project managers of changes in the fundamentals effecting rate changes.

Think about this. A sovereign’s coin is like a living organ that is reactive to any social or political irritant. While tracking hourly journals of Forex markets will not satisfy all of your quantitative efforts, it is an excellent bell weather of how foreign currencies may influence your project scope.

The science of Forex forecasting  offers the advantages of anticipating trending costs over the life of a project. That keeps a Project Manager nimble. Consider this. Market sentiment will increasingly shift global monetary performance. As in the Brexit, which has forever changed how we anticipate human economic behavior and its influence on money.