As cash transactions continue a downward slide toward obsolescence and perhaps even illegality, a host of replacement media are being lined-up to replace the practice of making tactile exchanges when completing transactions. Everyone is used to using credit and debit cards, those intermediaries that digitize payments and do account reckoning. But what lies beyond those captured private industry providers like Visa and Mastercard is an even more exotic and potentially far safer monetary transaction system called “blockchain.” This week Ellen talks with Jon Underwood, the founder and CEO of a blockchain-based parallel payment system called C-pay, a system capable of creating local monetary systems as well as addressing some of the payment world’s stickiest markets, like the developing cannabis markets of the American West.
Every year, the Human Design System reveals the unique world-wide themes and characteristics we will have to deal with. There’s much detail and I’ll be talking with ReGina Concotelli, a fellow Human Design Analyst who I often compare notes with.
It’s uncanny how this system can derive so many unique insights through the placement of the planets, the wisdom of the Chinese I’Ching and a chakra template. Most of the time, these charts are used with people’s birth dates and give an accurate rendition of the mechanics of their personalities.
ReGina and I will examine the Human Design chart for this year and it has a lot to say. Every new year, we wait for the chart to show a particular alignment that signifies the start of the Human Design year. This year, the date was January 22nd.