I’m speaking at Reinvent Money in Holland next About As a successor to last year’s ‘Geld voor de toekomst’ event, aims to be a direction-setting conference about the future of our monetary system. So much is happening across Europe: monetary reform in Iceland, ongoing problems with the euro and Greece, never-ending banking scandals, the rise of bitcoin and the blockchain,…

Epicenter Bitcoin Simon Dixon

How Bnk To The Future is Rethinking Finance – Epicenter Bitcoin Ever since the financial system collapsed in 2007, the call for alternatives has grown louder. Bitcoin itself can be seen as such an alternative. Simon Dixon’s search for a way to put capitalism on a sounder financial footing began before Bitcoin with a focus on equity crowdfunding. Since then he has built Bank to…

Bitcoin v. Banking

Why banks and regulators are scared of bitcoin?

In a nutshell – transparency and honesty is less profitable that financial shenanigans behind a centralised ridable ledger called a bank. And I still don’t have the answer to who regulates the regulators? Blockchain is the 21st century problem solver – in my view one of the most significant application of the internet and the most…

Iceland banking reform

Iceland is the most important country in the world right now

After giving my presentation to the Icelandic people, that included in the audience many of the countries members of parliament, I was amazed to see the announcement that the Icelandic people are holding banking executives accountable for the illegal counterfeiting of their countries money. If if the governments around the world really wanted to remove…

Money Creation debate Parliament

Will I be voting @UKLabour or @Conservatives or @LibDems this year?

I move to Hong Kong this year so I am no longer in the game, but let’s pretend I was still a UK voter… Will I vote Labour, Lib Dem, or Conservative? For those that care about my opinion, here is what I know. All of them will issue more debt than they issued last year,…

HSBC Scandal

HSBC is a private ledger, #Bitcoin is a transparent ledger, Money Laundering is a private ledger problem

Think of HSBC as a private record of its customers transactions – a private ledger owned by HSBC. Think of Bitcoin as a transparent bank where every transaction is reported and verified by thousands of computers all plugged together. HSBC relays on regulations and honesty of bankers. Bitcoin publishes everything but it keeps tha users…

Finance 2020

Finance 2020 – Speaking at BT today on the future of finance

@SimonDixonTwitt 'FFF early seed in access to finance' @TheFSForum #FSF2020vision #BankToTheFuture — Catherine Barrett (@catherineba) November 27, 2014 Very interesting presentation today @SimonDixonTwitt. Would love to invite you to speak at @BrightTALK. Let's chat! — Kelsey Quinn (@kelseylquinn) November 27, 2014 @SimonDixonTwitt fascinating presentation @TheFSForum – you enabled me to understand a huge…

France Debt

French public debt rises to over 2 trillion euros – Simon Dixon discusses

More bad economic news for France. Official data show that the country’s public debt has soared to more than TWO trillion euros. According to the national statistics agency, this is the first time that the public debt of the euro zone’s second-biggest economy has soared to this level. The figure represents over 95 percent of…


Scottish Independence – Why they chose to be a stub on the end of England

Scotland had the opportunity to lead the world in monetary reform, it had the opportunity to free itself from London banks, it had the opportunity to create their own money supply and it had the opportunity to launch the worlds most up-to-date and innovative currency – instead it chose to be a stub on the…


Bank of England preparing for the #Bitcoin economy

Next month I will be meeting with the relevant department at the Bank of England with the UK Digital Currency Association to discuss their recent report on monetary policy and digital currencies like Bitcoin followed by a panel debate in November (Will update if you are a subscriber to my blog). It was great to…

UK Government Alternative Currencies

UK Government Releases Report on Alternative Currencies

Interesting to see Parliament release their report on Alternative Currencies. Here is the summary of the report and how they see Alternative Currencies like Bitcoin and the Bristol Pound: Here is how they see it… Alternative currencies include global currencies like Bitcoin and local community currencies such as the Bristol Pound. They are meant to complement,…