Paperback writer

The revised paperback edition of “Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin” is out now with a new final chapter on “Smart Money”. Hurrah!

10 Innovation in Finance Books to Read

Dan Liebau at Fintech Singapore News has very kindly listed “Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoins" as one of ten “Innovation in Finance” books that you should read. Amazing to be on a list that includes Clayton Christensen.

Bigger in Japan

My article about why robots will need passports is published in Wired Japan this month (issue 33, page 129). Just saying.

Wired Japan


The wonderful people at TSYS asked me to write a piece for their "ngenuity journal” on artificial intelligence and banking. I think it came out rather well. It came from sitting down and thinking from first principles about artificial intelligence in banking. All of the conference presentations I'd been to had been about what happens when banks deploy AI for chatbots, robo-advisors etc. But if you think about it for a moment, that can't be the future of banking. So. Here we go. Your feedback is, as always, genuinely appreciated…