Just six weeks until the paperback edition of The End of Money collides with planet Earth. I've been working to get some writing lined up to publish in conjunction with the release. It's challenging to find the time, though, because of a few other projects (Hello earthquakes, pollen, art theft and tax cheats), and because motivation hates summertime.
Meanwhile, folks--yes, I just said folks--have been asking what I've been reading lately, specifically on the future-of-money front. Here's a short list of links and tidbits:
- Internet security guru Dan Kaminsky's recent essay, "Plain Old Money Has Gotten Buggy"
- I liked this interview with The Future of Money author Benjamin J. Cohen on The Ripple Blog. (Pretty sweet to have the first name Benjamin and a book about money. Jealous.)
- From the department of not new but still important: This BusinessWeek story about how bank branches are disappearing from poor neighborhoods.
- For you Level 1 history-of-paper-money geeks, check out this '82 paper about wildcat banking and shinplasters.
- Provocative TED talk by Stealth of Nations author Robert Neuwirth on the power of the informal economy.
- This riff on Cyprus and Bitcoin was interesting.
- Dave Birch's blog, Tomorrow's Transactions. Always always always.
- Oh--and this amazing and completely-unrelated-to-money video, shot from a quadcopter flying above Niagara Falls, courtesy of that master hunter and poster of distracting Internet stuff, Steve Silberman.
Lastly, I still can't figure out who sent me the postcard (above) from Atlanta. Speak up, mystery mailer!