A roaring 120th: Evaluation 2017, Bitcoin, Israel… Somewhere between dream and nightmare

Another year is ending. The 12th year for us… and for some of you as GEAB readers. As it goes with Decembers, it is time to take a break, to ponder the road we have travelled, to question the relevance of pursuing, and to ask ourselves what research orientations to give to this coming year 2018. By the way we invite you to run the same retrospective in your own activity domains… Our annual evaluation is, of course, central to this reflection: a 75% success rate according to our assessment of the “36 trends of the year 2017” we identified last January; something which comforts us on the accurate view of the “map of the year to come” we put on the table 11 months ago…
Read more in the GEAB 120 / Dec. 2017

“The Bitcoin Reserve Act 2018”

Our team’s position on Bitcoin has always been based on a feeling of distrust. Though we admit that digital currencies are clearly part of the future. Our caution comes from the structurally speculative nature of Bitcoin. If this feature makes this “currency” so attractive and turns it into a flagship of the expansion of e-currencies, at the same time, it is its Achilles heel that make us say that one day, more or less brutally, state structures will put an end to this witchcraft…
Read more in the GEAB 120 / Dec. 2017