The digitization of money is tightening the link between Big Tech and Big Finance. Our data, especially our payment data, is the gold of the future.
- Will the greatest power of the future be in the hands of those, who can access and use our data?
- Who benefits from a cashless society and who gets left behind?
- How can democracies prevent mass surveillance, censorship and manipulation on the basis of Big Data?
The author Brett Scott has written extensively on financial reform, digital finance, alternative currencies, blockchain technology and the cashless society. He is a monetary anthropologist, a former derivative broker and a campaigner for monetary reform.