The Courage to Innovate Without Permission

You probably heard I’m an expert in Bitcoin. I want to talk about something else completely: trust. The Dunbar number is defined as the maximum number of people who can be in a community. We see this in nature among other social animals like chimpanzees, wolves, or bonobo monkeys. About 150 members of a community […]

Paid Post: From Garbage to Gold: Tales of the e-waste pioneers

In 2018 we produced 50m tonnes of electronic waste globally, a figure that’s set to soar.. There are around 25-50 billion internet-connected devices on the planet today amounting to several devices per person.  The amount of raw materials needed to create enough devices to fulfil demand is set to double over the next four decades. Extracting these materials […]

Money as a System-of-Control

The topic of today’s talk is an interesting property of money that I want to explore with you. I am calling this [talk], “Inside Out: [Money as a System of Control].” Who here wants to tell me what the four primary functions of money are? Anybody? [AUDIENCE] Value exchange? [ANDREAS] Medium of exchange, that is […]

Teaching Kids Finance – Behind the News

Oh, “Need money now?” Yes. “Don’t want to wait?” Who does? “Call now.” OK. Hello, Credit Crunch Loans. Are you in a dash for cash? Jake speaking. Hi, Jake. How can I help you? Oh, I need a loan. Right. I can offer you a $2,000 credit loan… Oh, cool. ..with an interest rate of […]

How to Record Spending: Transactions, Bills & Payments | QuickBooks Online 2018 Tutorial

When it comes to recording your expenses, QuickBooks can handle a lot of your transactions. But there are still some things that need to be manually entered by you. Any time you spend money with a credit card, debit card, EFT, ACH, wire transfer, or bank charges. In fact, anything that’s not a check, you […]

How Can the US Keep a Trillion Dollar Debt?

If you look at countries with the most debt compared to their GDP the USA is not top of the list, and we could say that’s a good thing for the country. That’s because when it seems that a country is unable to pay the money back it could lead to panic and hamper economic […]

What is Consensus: Rules without Rulers

Let’s start with some basic ideas. Who here knows, who is in control of Bitcoin? Who here thinks no one is in control of Bitcoin? This is the fundamental issue at the heart of many of the debates we’re having today; the debates about governance, the debates about scaling. Who is in charge? Bitcoin expresses […]

How can you pay your tax bill?

Hi, I’m Emily Coltman, chief accountant to FreeAgent where we make online accounting software for small businesses. So, how can you pay your Self Assessment tax bill. Remember that filing and paying are two separate processes, filing your tax return on time does not mean you’ve paid your bill, you’ve still got to put your […]

How is Silicon Valley changing Wall Street?

(bright jingle) – Hello, welcome to Faster FinTech. I’m delighted you’re all here tonight. Thank you for coming. Faster FinTech, today’s discussion is a discussion jointly sponsored by the School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Business. Before we get started, I would love to remind you all to please turn off your cellphones. […]