As one of our guests observed, we’re soon “going to have lots of different kinds of money. And the technological limitation of the past— which is, I only had five slots in my wallet, and I couldn’t carry around 30 million different currencies— is about to vanish. My mobile phone is perfectly capable of managing 30 million different currencies.”

This is the first part of our two-episode conversation in which we explore how money—and the monetary system—is evolving.

In this episode, Paul Amery, Dave Birch, and Brett Scott join us to discuss:

  • Money as a form of memory—or a system of accounting
  • Why the current monetary system may be ripe for change
  • The evolution of money—and the role of states and the banking sector
  • Impact of digital technologies on innovation and the future of money

Paul Avery is a financial journalist, editor, and public speaker. He is the editor of New Money Review.

Dave Birch is an author, advisor and commentator on digital financial services. The author of many books, newest is The Currency Cold War: Cash and Cryptography, Hash Rates and Hegemony.

Brett Scott is a journalist, campaigner, former broker, and the author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money.


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