Mar 252016
A business magnate – His mission is to be the first entrepreneur on Mars with the purpose of setting human civilization on the path to the colonization of the solar system. SpaceX: Dragon 2 will look like a real alien spaceship Elon was born an entrepreneur into a family of entrepreneurs. His mother, Maye (Haldeman), a model from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada,was a dietitian and a beautiful fashion model. His father, Errol, was an electromechanical engineer and what a family member described as a "serial entrepreneur." Yes, Errol was from Mars and Maye was from Venus, you might guess as to how it was going to work out. From these parents he was cast into society a virtual “stranger in a strange land”. A nerd, yes a NERD, carefully schooled and coached by his parents into exceptionalism. An “exceptional” nerd living in a South African culture which at the time was a “manly man” type of culture. As you might expect, he was abused and beat by his school mates, finally thrown down a flight of stairs and hospitalized for a week. A nerd, at twelve, he used an artifact of a computer, Commodore VIC-20, wrote his first game and sold it for $400. The beginning of his own path of being a"Serial entrepreneur." He finished schooling in a private school, then ran away on his own to Canada and enrolled at Queen's University in Ontario and lived in a dormitory for foreign students. He graduated with degrees in economics and physics and went to Stanford on a full ride for two days, quit to start his first business Zip2, a web software company. It sold and Musk received $22 million for his share. Is he from Mars? He grew up in South Africa without ever really considering himself South African. Like the rest of his family, he was just passing through. The Musks were a race nearly as much as they were a family, with a specialized awareness of themselves as wanderers and adventurers. Every Musk is able to tell the story of forebears whose accomplishments serve as an inspiration and whose energy endures as an inheritance — a grandfather who won a race from Cape Town to Algiers; a great-grandmother who was the first female chiropractor in Canada; grandparents who were the first to fly from South Africa to Australia in a single-engine plane. An inside point of view. (more…)
Sep 252015
The Markethive Attention Economy How is “value “ created in the Attention Economy. Cryptocurrency powered social network and the Attention Economy The Markethive Attention Economy addressed everything from e-mail to cellular communications, from secure Web access to digital cash, cryptography became an essential part of the Markethive information systems. Cryptography provided accountability, fairness, accuracy, and confidentiality. It prevented fraud in electronic commerce and assured the validity of financial transactions. It protected your anonymity and guaranteed your identity. It kept vandals from altering your Web page and prevented industrial competitors from obtaining your confidential documents. As we dealt with the constant stress of the state and as commerce and communications continued to move onto our networks, cryptography became more and more vital. The backbone of almost all cryptocurrencies is the blockchain. In Markethive we used the blockchain to establish, guarantee and move all of our digital assets. We took all legally binding constructs like identity, ownership, contracts, or rights, and attached it in a unique, unforgeable, and auditable way to the blockchain’s cryptographically secured ledger. Using the Markethive sociocurrency opened the path to millions of user scenarios that were enabled by our information being integrated on the blockchain. Markethive facilitated social operations, culture and values with what the blockchain enabled us to do. As more blockchain technology became available Markethive expanded the communication abilities of its members. As the use and understanding of how they were being empowered they, the members, started to drift away from the 'traditional’ financial methods of the previous century. What’s the point of a bank if you can store cash in an encrypted wallet, get a loan from the Hive, pay for goods online or even automatically with an app on your phone? There was no need for cash, cards or banks. The Markethive Cryptoconomy Just as the technology of printing altered and reduced the power of medieval guilds and the social power structure, so too will cryptologic methods fundamentally alter the nature of corporations and of government interference in economic transactions. Combined with emerging information markets, the cryptoconomy created a liquid market for any and all materials which were put into words and pictures. And just as a seemingly minor invention like barbed wire made possible the fencing-off of vast ranches and farms, altering forever the concepts of land and property rights in the frontier West, so too did the seemingly minor discovery out of (more…)
Sep 252015
The Markethive Cryptoconomy The transition to the Markethive cryptoconomy was to adopt an encryption technology and establish a distributed decentralized network throughout the thousands of computers on the Markethive network. Decentralized is to be homeless in a most comfortable way, we were homeless because we had no centralized server or hosting We were nowhere and everywhere on the Markethive Decentralized Social Neural Network. And so, one day there was a communion of minds. Tom called a meeting of a few of his Markethive tested and trusted business associates. The conversation went sort of like this: Tom: “We have resisted coercion to the point of needing change. I remind you of the Bucky Fuller quote. Buckminster Fuller would be happy today. He once said: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” That's what we did when I quit Veretekk and started Markethive. I had a vision of a model, a new social marketing system. Well I just fasted and prayed again and I had a vision and like last time I got the word and the word was – YOU WILL BE SECRET. Markethive is in a communication crisis. What do we do? The Trust: we picked up on that message immediately. The common suggestion was to create a Cryptocurrency powered social network. Long story short, that is when we started the Markehive Cryptoconomy. Moving to the “Markethive Cryptoconomy” was a serious event. We recognized that it was the next phase of the Internet’s and society's evolution – the decentralization era. It all began with Bitcoin’s backbone technology: the “blockchain”, a new term with applicability outside and beyond Bitcoin. The blockchain is like a new type of database ledger whose data is stored via a cryptographically secured, semi-public, semi-private way. That kind of openness ushers a path for point-to-point value exchanges, without trusted intermediaries or central parties. No central banks. Markehive Decentralized The Markethive decentralized network consisted of member's servers that can ran independently of each other. Our power to transmit information was distributed among the Markethive network of servers, instead of being driven from one primary source. This meant that the Markethive Social Neural Network did not depend on any single entity anywhere anytime. After the first year we had over one million independent servers participating in the Markethive Decentralized Social Neural Network. Our network (more…)
Sep 252015
One Day We Became Invisible Like William Gibson famously said: “The future has already arrived. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.” Introduction This story is completely fiction, maybe some science fiction, but fiction none the less. In three parts, I tell the story of my vision of Markethive. The first is “Identity Marketing, the Second is the “Cryptoconomy" and the third is the “Attention Economy”. I have taken liberties with my telling so be aware. All responses and comments are welcome.   In the Beginning there was Facebook, a social website. Then there was Markethive. We consisted of a complex of most of the social websites like Facebook. Our architecture was such that users of each site were able to communicate directly with users of any of the other involved social site. An unforeseen synergy developed from this, the relationship building energy, that energy reached the tipping point and the Hive made a “leap of perception”, a leap into a Social Neural Network. The Markethive Social Neural Network. The Future of Markethive Social Neural Networking Markethive rolled out in late 2015 by mid 2016 there were over 100 million members. In 2017 Markethive became a social network for several billions of people throughout the world. Integrating almost all social websites into it. It became the social network for your most intimate friends, and for your significant other, for videos, photos and status updates; a social network for professionals, for curators, and the social network for entrepreneurs; not to mention the parallel universes of social networks in China, India, Africa and other countries around the world. The Future Markethive Conscience – Social Humanitarian As the Markethive Social Neural Network (Hive) reached these great numbers the inherent quality of a neural network started to express itself. Its like they talk about in artificial intelligence, the Hive started to become self aware. This is the root of the“leap of perception” that happened. As the Markethive presence expanded, the awareness grew and the Hive became a central element in all humanitarian crises and humanitarian response, the Hive as social communicators, adapted to address the increasing significance of digital communications in all social relationships and events. Markethive perfected the art of social publishing. Markethive became the global premiere social networking service. The global premier platform to build social networks or social relations among people who share similar interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections and communicate (more…)
Sep 162015
We are going to have a series of incredible meetings, revealing incredible things, releasing incredible new systems! Did you know we now have an engineering department? Imagine that! A department with engineer(s) yes that is plural. Not just a lone wolf engineer any more. A department of possessed, obsessed engineers, cooking up things no one else has even imagined. Of course I am in there with them, but our gratitude goes out to Stephen Hodgkiss, for filling the void, actually overflowing the void is a better explanation of how, once again, we get blessed like we do! If you have been hearing rumors about the Alpha program getting better, you are hearing right. But we will go into the details once I have enough of what we are working on completed so I can show off a little, OK? You will be shocked at the direction our blogging systems are undergoing. It is allowing us to say this, “We didn’t make WordPress, we make WordPress better”. You will see this in action soon, really, as soon as I schedule the meetings! Our mailing system (Broadcast Email) had to be rebuilt yet again, because it was never done right to begin with. Now we are on track, and with the hard work of our Alpha testers, warming up our IP address and making the email system, stable, built on solid bedrock, so when we are a fortune 500 company, email will never be an issue. Stephen Hodgkiss will give us his presentation on exactly why our email system will be rock solid and 100% A+ compliant with all the Mail servers, systems, ESPs and mail admins. We are all working frantically to get these deadlines completed so we can have a powerful, fun, future focused meeting, so you see the promise of the very near future as we prepare for exponential growth. The next notification will be our announcement of our coming live meetings, a series of exciting releases, announcements and presentations. Oh yes, and BTW, we are also building our own web based conference rooms. Thomas Prendergast CMO Markethive Visit My Profile page Here Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestReddit (more…)
Aug 272015
The biggest social network on earth keeps getting bigger. Today Facebook announced a huge milestone: a billion people used the service Monday, founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a post. “On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family,” he wrote. “When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is different. This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it’s just the beginning of connecting the whole world.” The sheer size of Facebook’s active user base dwarfs other social networks. And it’s an impressive feat for the company’s growth team, which has continually found ways to attract new users despite essentially saturating the market in its home base of the United States. Efforts like, which will deliver basic internet services to developing countries using solar-powered planes, position the company to grow its reach even further. “A more open and connected world is a better world,” Zuckerberg wrote. “It brings stronger relationships with those you love, a stronger economy with more opportunities, and a stronger society that reflects all of our values.” It has also brought about a much stronger Facebook.       Correction, 5:08 p.m.: This post has been updated to reflect that Facebook hit 1 billion users on a single day; the company has not yet updated its average daily number of users, as this post originally suggested. Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestReddit (more…)
Aug 072015
Customer Centric Culture – The Trust Factor What is it that successful business people get about being “customer centric”? A not so subtle element of doing business today has to do with Trust. My conversations with other international traders most always mention trust in the conversation. How do I trust the people I’m doing business with? How do I trust the product that is being presented? “If building relationships is the key to sales success, then trust is the foundation.” The answer is in building relationships. Markethive enhances relationship building through social interaction. The perfect “Social Marketing” environment Stephen Hodgkiss, in his article How to Create a Customer-Centric Culture states, “The companies that get it are customer-centric. They put the customer at the heart of decisions, ideas, marketing, system design and more.”   Posted by Stephen Hodgkiss on August 03, 2015 – 2:53am They Build Trust I have included a 2007 article by Barry Farber that addresses the Trust Factor successfully. “Win your customers’ faith by learning the 5 key components of trust.” This story first appeared in the March 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. The Trust Factor If building relationships is the key to sales success, then trust is the foundation. Ask any top sales performer what factors contribute to their success, and you’ll hear that building trust is vital in their dealings with customers. But how do you build trust? Usually, it’s the little things you do over time that make the difference. I call this establishing the T.R.U.S.T. factor. The following five strategies will help you form strong relationships and long-term success with not just your customers, but also everyone you surround yourself with. 1. Truth: We can do many things to lose business: not deliver on time, not communicate effectively, not follow up. But from your customers’ point of view, lying is the number-one way to lose their trust and business forever. I’ve been in many situations where I know that the answer I give the customer will jeopardize the sale, but I’ve found that sometimes you lose the battle and end up winning the war. In the long run, you’ve built your relationships around being bone-honest–which also happens to be one of the top traits that high achievers throughout history have had in common. 2. Reliability: Here’s where the T.R.U.S.T. factor starts getting built. Every time you get back to the customer with the information he’s (more…)
Aug 062015
The “Old Monies” group follows news, announcements, and press releases on these websites along with central banker speeches. If you really want to know what is going on become a member of this Markethive group.   Not a member – follow this link to have your own account and be a part of this group. The key elements of focus with these institutions are the Global Reserve Currency and the status of Global Trade and Commerce. The Bank for International Settlements – The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is the world’s oldest international financial organisation. The BIS has 60 member central banks, representing countries from around the world that together make up about 95% of world GDP. The International Monetary Fund – The IMF’s primary purpose is to ensure the stability of the international monetary system—the system of exchange rates and international payments that enables countries (and their citizens) to transact with each other. The Fund’s mandate was updated in 2012 to include all macroeconomic and financial sector issues that bear on global stability. The World Bank – Five Institutions, One Group The World Bank Group consists of five organizations: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) lends to governments of middle-income and credit worthy low-income countries. The International Development Association The International Development Association (IDA) provides interest-free loans — called credits — and grants to governments of the poorest countries. Together, IBRD and IDA make up the World Bank. The International Finance Corporation The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, mobilizing capital in international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) was created in 1988 to promote foreign direct investment into developing countries to support economic growth, reduce poverty, and improve people’s lives. MIGA fulfills this mandate by offering political risk insurance (guarantees) to investors and lenders. The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) provides international facilities for conciliation and arbitration of investment disputes. The BRICS Post – The BRICS Post is an international news and views website with writers, analysts, and experts in over a dozen countries. It is published by BRICS Media (more…)
Apr 162015
THIS SITE IS ENCRYPTED DETPYRCNE SI ETIS SIHT No, it really is encrypted, not backward writing, like it seems some sites give you for security. What does encrypted mean? Encryption is the future of the Internet. The more hacking and whacking (cyber-warfare) that goes on the more imperative encryption becomes. Within just a short time, perhaps by 2017, all Internet communications will by default be encrypted and private, the public will have access by permission only, the reverse of what it is now. The privatization of all communications will arrive in the shadow of the shift to “cryptocurrency”. The most de-emphasised aspect of bitcoin is the encryption environment that extends beyond the bitcoin itself. One extension is encrypted business transactions completed using crypto-contracts. Using “Smart Contracts”, transactions take place in complete and total privacy isolating the parties involved for the rest of the world. Transaction take place with total public anonymity. Only the parties involved in the transaction have the encrypted pathway of communications regarding their transaction. No one else in the world knows the transaction took place. All of that said, I have included an excerpt below that will give you a snap shot of what encryption really is. This is an excerpt from The New York Times bestselling science fiction book by Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicron When you get to Manila I would like you to generate a 4O96 bit key pair and keep it on a floppy disk that you carry on your person at all times. Do not keep it on your hard disk. Anyone could break into your hotel room while you’re out and steal that key. Now, Randy pulls down a menu and picks an item labeled: “New key. . .” A box pops up giving him several KEY LENGTH options: 768 bits, 1024, 1536, 2048, 3072, or Custom. Randy picks the latter option and then, wearily, types in 4096. Even a 768-bit key requires vast resources to break. Add one bit, to make it 769 bits long, and the number of possible keys doubles, the problem becomes much more difficult. A 770-bit key is that much more difficult yet, and so on. By using 768-bit keys, Randy and Avi could keep their communications secret from nearly every entity in the world for at least the next several years. A 1024-bit key would be vastly, astronomically more difficult to break. Some people go so far (more…)