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Author InterviewsBlockchainChinaCryptocurrencyEconomicsInternetMoneyTechnologyThe Future recently sat down with David Birch, one of the UK’s leading futurists and authority on digital currencies, blockchain and secure payment systems. David’s latest book, The Currency Cold War, was featured in our article on the best books on the future of money. In the book, David explores the changing role and form that currency has played in human history, before analysing the circumstances around the rise of Bitcoin, blockchain technology and both state- and corporate-backed digital currencies. Taken together, these currencies look set to overthrow the dominance of the US dollar, leading the international monetary system into a decentralized age of power competition, one in which identity, both individual and community-based will play a role as important as economic fundamentals. Discover for yourself the future of money:

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