IPR: My Digital Self

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Summary

Author and thought leader in the field of digital money and identity, David Birch, makes the case that the time has come for societies to begin the conversation about what they want their digital identities and money to be like.

Show Notes

Our Once and Future Selves: David Birch Thinks Digital Money and Identity Can Take Humankind Back to its Roots

David Birch
https://www.dgwbirch.com/biography/

Babylonian Money
https://encyclopedia-of-money.blogspot.com/2010/01/babylonian-grain-and-silver-standard.html

Yuval Noah Harari 
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapiens:_A_Brief_History_of_Humankind

Jack Weatherford - “The Future of Money Looks Much More Like Its Past”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Weatherford

Star Wars Money (Galactic Credits)
https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Galactic_Credit_Standard

Star Trek’s Money-Free Society - Wired Article
The Economic Lessons of Star Trek’s Money-Free Society
https://www.wired.com/2016/05/geeks-guide-star-trek-economics/

Theory of Optimal Currency Areas 
https://www.investopedia.com/terms/o/optimal-currency-area.asp

Jan Jocobs
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Jacobs

Nick Szabo - The Mental Accounting Barrier to Micropayments
http://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/rob/Courses/InformationInSpeech/CDROM/Literature/LOTwinterschool2006/szabo.best.vwh.net/micropayments.html

Technode Article 
Chinese bet on blockchain to counter vaccine scandal cover-up
https://technode.com/2018/07/23/vaccine-scandal-blockchain/

51% Attack
https://www.investopedia.com/terms/1/51-attack.asp

Seigniorage 
https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/seigniorage.asp

Facebook’s Libra
https://libra.org/en-US/ 

China’s Central Bank Digital Currency - Binance Link
https://research.binance.com/analysis/china-cbdc

Davos Conference
https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2020

Former Head of the CFTC Cofounds the Digital Dollar Foundation
https://www.forbes.com/sites/benjessel/2020/01/17/former-ctfc-lead-and-accenture-launch-think-tank-to-digitize-the-us-dollar/#22778fb428ff

New York's Proposed State-Issued Digital Currency
https://dailyhodl.com/2020/01/08/new-york-will-launch-its-own-digital-currency-if-this-proposal-passes/
https://ronkimnewyork.com/downloads/The-New-York-Inclusive-Value-Ledger-Sept-2019.pdf
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s4562

The U.S. Constitution Has a Few Things to Say About States Creating Money
https://www.heritage.org/constitution/#!/articles/1/essays/70/state-coinage

Niall Ferguson - America’s power is on a financial knife edge
http://www.niallferguson.com/journalism/finance-economics/americas-power-is-on-a-financial-knife-edge

KYC - Know Your Client
https://www.investopedia.com/terms/k/knowyourclient.asp

AML - Anti Money Laundering
https://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/aml.asp

Homomorphic Encryption - Forbes Article https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2019/11/15/what-is-homomorphic-encryption-and-why-is-it-so-transformative/#1242b4497e93

Zero Knowledge Proofs - Wired Article
https://www.wired.com/story/zero-knowledge-proofs/

Cryptographic Blinding - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blinding_(cryptography)

How Distributed Technology Can Help Regional Currencies - By Max Demyan
https://hackernoon.com/how-distributed-technology-can-help-regional-currencies-2b8341c23b59
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This Podcast has been edited for content and brevity.


What is IPR: My Digital Self?

The mixed blessing of the digital age has reached a turning point in what some have called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. My Digital Self, with host Matthew Foley, explores digital technology as it affects the interrelation of human rights, property rights, privacy, and money.

Will emerging blockchain technologies enable us to take back our privacy, own our identity and use non-sovereign digital currency, known as cryptocurrency, to engage in commerce? Listen to discussions with guests who explain these cutting-edge technologies, tell us how they are currently being used and pull back the curtain to our possible futures.

IPR Podcasts presents issues and analysis that matter to you from the world's thought leaders. The Institute for Policy Research [IPR] is an interdisciplinary policy research center of the Catholic University of America.