This is a series of blog posts about history of money, monetary policy and new ideas around the issuance and administration of money including private branded currencies.
By Newman Banks
The direction and speed of growth in innovation in recent years has been characterized by a massive shift in how traditional services are viewed and understood, especially in envisioning new and inventive ways of delivering traditional services. Think about what Uber has done to the taxi business, how Airbnb changed the hotel business or even how the education sector has been able to expand and extend reach via Massive Open Online Courses through providers such as Stanford and Princeton supported Coursera. The common aim that all these innovations share is to improve on existing, well established services using new technologies.