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SIBOS SciFi!

I was genuinely flattered to be asked to give the Innotribe closing keynote at SIBOS this year along with my good friend Brett King. Brett and I decided to try something a little different so we went for a sci-fi theme, looking at what we might learning about the future of money by looking at what writers, rather than technogists, think. 

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There are a few pictures from the session in an album here. The main thing that I hope they convey is the amount of work Brett put in to make this amazing set of slides for the wall behind us! The presentation looked absolutely spectacular.

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I wrote about some notes about the keynote and put them on Medium along with some pictures, so please feel free to head over there to get more details, byt the essence of the session was that it is up to society to make some choices about the future of finance and not leave those choices to the technologists.

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Fortunately an artist was on hand to try to make sense of our mad ramblings so here’s a permanent aide memoire! Despite the fears, I am sure that the reputation economy makes more sense in a post-scarcity world than an economy based on resources.

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I want to finish with a shout out to the kind people at Innotribe who also bought a bunch of copies of Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin and arranged for me to sign copies for delegates. I was genuinely flattered to be asked to do this, and I can’t thank SWIFT’s Innotribe team enough both for this session and and for a terrific 2019 event.

And to finish, here’s what a couple of other people had to say about it...



Hurray! It’s Identity Day!


Goodness me it’s International Identity Day again - the years just fly by!  And to celebrate this September 16th, the crazy misguided fools over at the London Publishing Partnership are allowing people to download an electronic version of my book “Identity is the New Money” for free! Just for today, I know, but still… giving it away! Free! Unbelievable. I mean, I know it came out five whole years ago, but still. Free? I don’t know what they are hoping to achieve from this ridiculous act of largesse, but if you want to take advantage of their mad promotional skills, pop over to London Publishing Partnership and download the PDF for nothing nada zip for today only.

(Note: the picture above is the cover from the Italian version of the book which is, naturally, more stylish than the English one.)