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Money is changing and this may mean a new world order. David Birch sets out the economic and technological imperatives concerning digital money, discussing the potential impact of it and the tensions involved - between public and private and between East and West - to contribute to the high-level debate that we must have to begin to shape the International Monetary and Financial System of the near future.

©2020 David Birch (P)2020 London Publishing Partnership

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The pulse of identity and money

Followed David since the Mondex trial when I first started work after Uni. An article caught my eye in "Computing". A technologist you must follow. If you have read The Sovereign Individual, you must read or listen to this book on Audible. I am hoping he brings his back catalogue of work to platform.

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An insightful look into the digital currency world

As someone who knows very little about currency and its impact on a functioning economy in general, this book was a pleasure to listen to. It broke down difficult concepts into an understandable and retainable manner. It touches upon a number of topics relating to the past and present experimentation with modern forms of money, its prospects, evolution and likely future direction.

Will we go from the dominant dollar to the futuristic “Facebuck”? Or will China’s electronic government-backed tender steal the show? Would criminals and tax-evaders thrive in a cashless society or is this the necessary step to a transparent, well regulated market? In an almost prose-like manner Dave Birch shares his educated thoughts into such an intriguing field.

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  • 15-01-21

Thought-provoking on what money might be

I don't agree with everything the author says or projects, but I credit this work with stirring plenty of thought. Some of this is bound to come true. When I read a book, I am in effect paying someone to have done a ton of involved learning and thinking, and made it understandable. I feel well rewarded here. The narration was terrific too. I wish the author would publish some of his other works in this format.