Past Meetup

Blockchain Talk - Why the Token Economy Will Be Big - David Birch

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125 Queen Street Level 12 · Auckland

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The doors are open until 6pm. If you arrive later, call 021 1477 147

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In a break from our usual schedule, we are excited to announce we have secured at short notice a Meetup this week with David Birch - world-renowned author, advisor and commentator on digital financial services.

With the constant stream of reports in the media of exchange hacks, scams & frauds, as well as the ICO craziness over the past 12 months (a lot of which have been attributed to the scams & frauds) you could be forgiven for thinking 'where is all this leading to?'.

In this talk, David will be looking beyond all these recent events happening to paint a picture of how the token economy of the future will be significant across many sectors and industries.

David has spent the last 30 years in the trenches of banking, financial services and Fintech (before it was even called such a thing) and has seen it all: from early smart payment cards to Mondex & Digicash to the current landscape of mobile payments, cryptocurrencies and the like.

Author of numerous articles, papers & the books 'Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin: From Money That We Understand to Money That Understands Us' (2017) & 'Identity is the new Money' (2014), David has established himself as an international thought leader on Digital Identity & Digital Money.

For more information on David Birch visit

Spaces are limited so please RSVP asap. We look forward to seeing you at the Meetup!


5:30 - Open for food, drinks & socialising/networking

6:00 - Guest talk (including Q&A)

7:00 - Networking and socialising

8:00 - Finish