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Technology disruption – coming to a bank near you

Before entering Parliament I worked as an electrical engineer, mainly in telecoms.  I spent a lot of time in network software development, getting networks to...

Blockchain: The ability to scale trust

Most people I speak to regarding the Bitcoin protocol have never heard of it. Of those that have, the majority have heard of only bitcoin...

User Autonomy: The confluence between private data stores and cryptocurrencies

Users have migrated from running all their own software and storing files locally to accessing their data through cloud-based software solutions. The migration of files...

The culture clash of cryptocurrencies

The latest buzzwords on everyone’s lips is FinTech; the apparently effortless splicing of finance and technology into one expression. This seamless merger belies reality as...

The return of monetary politics

Last Wednesday the government formally announced plans to welcome and regulate digital currency activity in the UK. The promise of research funding, police training, and...

Bitcoin is not anonymous

The public image of bitcoin, cultivated by the media, is of the international criminal’s currency of choice – an anonymous, untraceable means of laundering proceeds...

The nature of prosperity

Last week, in London – one of the richest cities in the world – the Mayor announced a “Level 7 Warning” on air...

How bitcoin works and how it’s going to change the world

If you’re anything like me, in various accounts online you’ll have some pounds, some airmiles, some supermarket rewards points, perhaps even some dollars or euros....

Trains, ports and friends up North

In 2015, ResPublica’s work to rethink and reconfigure the case for high-speed rail infrastructure into the great City of Liverpool encompasses transport, planning, economics and...