Brett Scott

Journalist and Author, The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance

Brett Scott is a journalist, campaigner and the author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money (2013). He works on financial reform, alternative finance and economic activism with a wide variety of NGOs, artists, students and start-ups, and writes for publications such as The Guardian, New Scientist, Wired Magazine and CNN.com.

He produced the 2016 UNRISD report on blockchain technology, and is a Fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab, an Associate at the Institute of Social Banking and an advisory group member of the Brixton Pound. He helps facilitate a course on power and design at the University of the Arts London, and facilitates workshops on alternative finance with The London School of Financial Arts. He tweets as @suitpossum.

My Sessions

Mutual exchange: community currencies and co-operative banking

Great Hall

Without changing our money and banking systems there seems little chance of building a collaborative sustainable economy.  What can we learn for past experience and existing efforts to create co-operative and community finance and exchange systems?