I know its too early for this tweet

DeFi will be part of small business. 10 yrs or less.

- Trade notes
- shipment ownership
- escrow
- overseas wiring
- chargebacks
- money float
- cash cycle enhancement

All require fees and complex banking

Can now be done by anyone, better.
Currently can take

- unused cash and self manage for higher and safer returns

- can securitize future cash flow with lower risk

- Can manipulate cash cycle for enhanced returns to ROE
This can all be done using the same methods the banks use now

but you can self manage,
and profit not only from the interest strategies, but from the network itself.

Took a 5 month deep dive to fully grasp what is coming and my mind is blown 🤯
As someone that

-ran multiple supply chain companies for over a decade
- dealt with US, Canada, Mex, China, TW, UK, Germany, Vietnam, ...
- Had inventory on water, used trade notes
- used LOC for expansion when we got new customers

I would be using DeFi right now for it all.
Less Risk
More Transparency
Higher Returns
Quicker Accessibility
Less transaction cost

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Let's start with a similar time this happened... the 2008 housing crash crash...
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Dont ignore these ...
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not better / worse - but definitely different.

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Even when you don't realize it, your are giving something up with each decision.

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It was his setup...

Small changes freed up 2 hours daily!

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He made it implicitly, not purposefully.

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Process has an input, and activity (transformer), and output.

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Resources & Controls
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We monitor and measure inputs and outputs
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These are required to do processes
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