Tuesday, April 1, 2014

IMTFI at MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives in Amsterdam

Lana Swartz, IMTFI Director Bill Maurer, and Taylor Nelms at MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives

The Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion was well-represented at the MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives conference, organized by the Institute of Network Cultures March 21-22 in Amsterdam. Bill Maurer (Director of IMTFI and Dean of Social Sciences at UCI), Taylor Nelms (PhD candidate in Anthropology and Research Assistant at IMTFI), IMTFI research fellow Erin Taylor (Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Lisbon), and friends of IMTFI Gawain Lynch and Lana Swartz all gave presentations. Maurer and Swartz presented on emerging payment systems, while Taylor, Lynch, and Nelms reviewed developments in the world of mobile money, including research conducted by IMTFI research grantees. (See the full program for the conference here.)

Those presentations can be viewed online through the Institute for Network Cultures.
In addition, you can read reflections on the conference written by Erin Taylor on her website: Finally, Erin has also written up a summary of a walking tour taken by conference attendees through the financial history of Amsterdam, led by payments expert and finance historian Simon Lelieveldt.

Be sure to visit the MoneyLab website for future developments!

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