‘’If you think the emperor has no clothes on, it’s probably true. Develop an attitude of questioning things”
Blockchain technology has potential to transform society. It’s described as ‘the trust machine’ – an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.
Some examples of its applications include: making your digital identity more secure, decentralising data storage, facilitating secure e-voting and even completely changing organisational structures.
The guest for this episode is Kary Bheemaiah. Kary is a researcher, lecturer, writer, technology consultant based in Paris.
Kary has recently published a book, ‘The Blockchain Alternative: Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy and Economic Theory’ that explores the macroeconomic implications of the blockchain.
His other writings have been published in WIRED, Harvard Business Review, and Les Echos among others.
He is currently the head of research at Uchange.co, a mentor at StartupBootCamp, a Research Associate with Cambridge University and a visiting lecturer at ESCP and GEM.
Topics covered in this conversation include: complexity economics, generalism, the blockchain (duh) and fractional banking.
- Kary’s Blog
- Kary’s new book: ‘Blockchain: Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy and Economic Theory’ (Aafiliate link)
- The Santa Fe Institute
- Kary’s LinkedIn
- Global Citizenship Today
Recommended Books and Reading:
- The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism – Joyce Appleby
- Complexity and the Economy – W. Brian Arthur
- Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance – Adair Turner
- Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern – Mind George Makari
- Consilience – Edward O. Wilson
- Complexity and Evolution – Max Pettersson
- DAO Democracy – Ralph C. Merkel
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