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Alex de Vries is the founder of the Digiconomist website which since 2014 has analysed the environmental impact of cryptocurrencies. He is an internationally recognised expert in this area and has been quoted by Bloomberg, CNBC, the LSE Business Review, The Daily Telegraph, Money Week, the BBC, The Guardian, CNN…


Guest writer and financial innovator Charles Ponzi explains the genius of Bitcoin

My name is Charles Ponzi, you have probably heard my name because I was one of greatest financial geniuses of the twentieth century. …


Guest writer Klaatu from the Galactic Federation explains how pinnacles are very dangerous places

Klaatu Speaks

My mission is to travel across the galaxy in search of civilisations on the cusp of achieving a specific level of technological, economic and social development. . It can a highly satisfying job if I arrive…


What’s needed is more challenging advice. Back to asking hard questions and generating hypotheses that might be tested — how could we build a bank that never had a run? Never went bust? Never dissatisfied a customer?

Michael Mainelli is Chairman of Z/Yen, a commercial think-tank, which he co-founded in…


“It is much easier to copy everyone else than conduct a rigorous independent analysis”

Professor Helga Drummond of the Liverpool University is interviewed by Martin Walker of CEBMa about herding behaviour in the bank’s decision making. …


“As a senior manager in a bank it is genuinely difficult to know if you pull a lever or press a button what will happen.”

Interview with Kevin Rodgers (former Global Head of FX Trading at Deutsche Bank)

Kevin Rodgers started his career as a trader in 1990 with Merrill…


There are many things that fill Bitcoin fans with pride. One is the recent spike in its value, which clearly reflects the world (apparently including institutional investors) coming to its senses and recognising the genius of Satoshi Nakamoto. Another is the fixed supply that apparently makes the cryptocurrency immune to…


These are some papers and presentations that I have given to parliamentary committees and conferences

Treasury Committee Inquiry into Digital Assets: Written evidence submitted by Izabella Kaminska and Martin Walker

May 1, 2018 Treasury Committee Inquiry into Digital Assets

Co-author Izabella Kaminska

Cited in Financial Times (UK), “The Globe and Mail” (Canada), Die Welt (Germany), La Tecera (Chile), the Times of Oman (Oman), Namibia Economist…

Martin C. W. Walker

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