The financial sector is a notoriously closed and opaque system, with barriers to entry at many different levels. What elements, technologies and players are required to open it up, and what would the result look like?
Brett Scott, author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money (Pluto, 2013) sketches out some ideas from the cutting edge of Open Source Finance. We’ve embedded the podcast below, which was first published on the P2P Foundation’s blog, here.
To find out more about Brett’s book, you can go to the Pluto website – it’s available to buy for £11.50 (that’s 10% off with free UK P&P.)
“This book provides a unique inside-out look at our financial system, based on the author’s unusual personal adventure. It is not only a user-friendly guide to the complex maze of modern finance but also a manual for utilising and subverting it for social purposes in innovative ways. Smart and street-smart.” Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge, author of 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism