Shopify and decentralization

The link below will open an interesting article from investor.com about the movement to decentralization in today’s economy and how Shopify is poised to benefit from it.

https://investorplace.com/2018/03/shop-stock-big-winner/

Some of the authors comments are copied and pasted below:

"The more I’ve thought about the bitcoin mania that swept over markets in late 2017, the more I realize that it wasn’t really about bitcoin or even blockchain. It was all about decentralization.

Bitcoin is really just a decentralized currency, whereas everything blockchain is built on a decentralized system. In other words, the underlying principle that everyone got so excited about was decentralization.

And that makes a ton of sense. We are already seeing how powerful and effective decentralization at scale can be.

Just look at Uber. The ride-sharing giant altered the entire transportation industry by decentralizing the system, allowing anyone to be a driver, and subsequently playing the matching game with drivers and riders.

Or look at Airbnb. That company has altered the entire accommodation and travel industries by decentralizing the system, allowing anyone to a be “hotel”, and subsequently playing the matching game with hosts and guests.

Then there is Postmates, which does the exact same thing for delivery. Turo, which does the exact same thing for rental cars. OpenAirplane, which does the same thing for private planes. Darkstore, which does the same thing for fulfillment centers.

This trend is taking place all around us. Systems are decentralizing.

Shopify stock is at the heart of this trend. The digital commerce solutions giant has altered the e-commerce game by decentralizing the system, allowing anyone to be a digital retailer, and subsequently playing the matching game between retailer and buyer.

The big kicker here is that thanks to decentralization trends at large, all these digital retailers are starting to even the playing field with the Goliaths of the industry.

In the future, all of Shopify’s merchants will have their own low-cost, quasi-fulfillment centers around the globe (see Darkstore) and delivery methods for those goods (see Uber or Postmates).

What does all that mean for Shopify stock? Lots of upside. As their merchants grow, so does Shopify’s business."

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