Digital currency adoption by Government, Central Banks and much more

https://www.piworld.co.uk/2019/03/03/interview-with-erik-townsend-digital-currency-the-future-of-money/

Tamzin Freeman is joined by Erik Townsend, the founder of macrovoices.com, and the author of Beyond Blockchain – the death of the dollar and the rise of digital currencies. Erik discusses how initially he ignored digital currency, and latterly realised its scope could change the world. He’s not a bitcoin or ICO fan but sees the scope of what they offer with distributed ledger technology, which could be revolutionary for the financial system.

A fascinating 45 minutes.

Erik’s background and how it led to the book – 01:29

Cryptocurrency falsely judged, instead what benefits it could offer to Government? – 02:34

What needs to happen technically to make digital currency a reality? – 05:23

How quickly will it happen? – 09:00

Doesn't the technology have to be in place before the Government can adopt it? – 10:52

Adoption of digital currency by central banks: the pros and cons – 13:41

What catalyst will lead to adoption of a digital currency by Governments? – 16:06

Who are the pioneers in the digital currency space? – 17:20

What’s Russia & China’s position? – 20:09

How could a digital currency get the trust that the Dollar has? – 23:23

Is a digital sovereign bond market possible? – 29:25

Where do international boundaries and foreign exchange fit in? – 33:56

How would Erik go about implementing a digital currency? – 37:48

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