Dave was, as always, absolutely fantastic! His presentation was engaging and we had a very stimulating panel discussion.

Liza Beach, Payments NZ Limited (June 2021).

I’m Dave Birch. I’m an author, advisor and commentator on digital financial services (and a few other things besides). I hope I’m known as a decent writer, an excellent public speaker, a recognised international thought leader in digital identity and digital money, a valuable board-level advisor, a respected media commentator, a well-read blogger (I write one of the world’s top 100 fintech blogs) and an inveterate tweeter.

I’ve consulted to some of the world’s biggest banks, financial services organisations, telecommunications providers, IT companies and others about the future of electronic transactions of all kinds. I am fortunate to have been invited to speak at events all around the world and on radio, TV and digital media with global coverage as you can see from this short video.

Right now, I'm writing another book on digital identity. My current book The Currency Cold War, was ranked one of the top five books for students of digital identity to read and my previous book Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin was chosen by American Banker as one of their “12 books for bankers”. Prospect said of it that: 

When a book comes along with glowing praise on its sleeve from Kenneth Rogoff and an introduction by Andrew Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England, you know you’ve got something hot on your hands. This analysis of money by one of the world’s leading experts on the subject does not disappoint.