234 🧰 - Ben Evans future of Tech, Kickstart moving to Blockchain, Tik Tok kicksoff e-commerce in the UK and more
This year has been super eventful, I spent a lot of it doubling down in the No Code space particularly with Bubble the visual development tool and I’m working on some powerful web apps, internal products and in the near future SaaS products which I can’t wait to share. There is also Mobile and all of this unlocks exciting opportunities for business founders to be able to get to market quicker.
Compared to 10 years ago there’s a more level playing field if you’re a passionate hustler and want to solve existing problems without the big investment in time and money if you aren’t a developer. It’s hard to cut through when all the headlines are NFTs, Web3 and Crypto which I believe most people are getting into for the hope that whatever they invested disposable income in will be more valuable tomorrow and can easily be sold to another buyer.
There are some exciting things happening in what is being branded as Web3 so who knows what the future holds.
That said, this long ramble has a purpose. It’s that time of the year and I’d love your feedback on what you could want me to write about in 2022.
Note: This weekend’s issue will be the last one for the year
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💡Good to Know
Ben Evans shared that the most exciting themes in technology today are transformative visions for 2025 or 2030: crypto, web3, VR, metaverse. Link
Kickstarter the crowdfunding platform is moving to a blockchain. Link
WhatsApp begins offering Novi money transfers to some users in the US. Back in October, Facebook (now Meta) launched a small pilot test of its cryptocurrency wallet Novi in the US and Guatemala. Pilot testers have been able to send each other personal payments through the service since then. Now, the company has announced that a limited number of people in the US will also be able to send and receive Novi payments from WhatsApp. Link
The stair approach to bootstrapping. Link
Tik Tok launches eCommerce in the UK. Link