Who stands to benefit from a cashless society? What are the risks of the ongoing merger of big finance and big tech? Is a cashless future inevitable? Finance Watch invites you to discuss the digitalisation of money with Brett Scott, author of the book Cloud-money: Cash, Cards, Crypto and the War for our Wallets.
Cloud-money takes a hard look at the digital transformation of our financial system, revealing the forces behind this transition and pushing readers to question their role in it. Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics says, it’s “a brilliant, fascinating and utterly accessible book… If you want to understand what money is – and what it is in danger of becoming – start right here.”
This lunch hour event will feature a presentation of the book’s key messages and give attendees the opportunity to ask questions during the follow-up discussion.
About the author
Brett Scott is an author (The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money), campaigner, monetary anthropologist and former derivatives broker. He has written extensively about digital finance, financial reform, alternative currencies and blockchain technology for major global outlets and regularly appears on TV shows, radio broadcasts and documentaries. He publishes the Altered States of Monetary Consciousness newsletter.