The peer-to-peer economy allows people to do business without middlemen. Safety comes in the form of liquidity where there is always another option if a business relationship does not work out. This new logic offers large parts of the world a possibility of future growth with less corruption and a more efficient labour market. But, it also challenges existing welfare and nation state models. How countries and companies will adapt to this new economy will determine their position in an economic system tailored to the internet itself.