One of the Best

The website Biblio-Fiend have listed their nine best books about the future of money and I cannot help but be a little flattered to find out that this book is one of them! Here’s the full list:

The Currency Cold War by D. Birch (LPP:2020).

Blockchain Bubble or Revolution by  N. Mehta, A. Agasha & P. Detroja (Paravane: 2019).

The Future of Finance by H. Arslanian & F. Fischer (Palgrave Macmillian: 2019).

Beyond Blockchain by E. Townsend (2018).

Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin.

The Internet of Money volumes 1-3 by A. Antonopoulos (CreateSpace: 2016).

Personal Currency by R. Colbourn & A. Riegelmann (Lionhead: 2016).

The Age of Cryptocurrency by M. Casey and P. Vigna (Macmillan:2015).

How Would You Like To Pay by B. Maurer (Duke University Press: 2015).

Needless to say, I was very flattered to be in such good company!

Table of Contents

Here’s the full table of contents for the revised paperback edition of Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin.

Part I

The Past: Money That We Understand

Chapter 1, Money is a technology

Chapter 2, 1066 and all that

Chapter 3, Money and markets

Chapter 4, Crises and progress

Part II

The Present: Money That We Think We Understand

Chapter 5, Goodbye Pony Express

Chapter 6, Consumer technology

Chapter 7, Moving to mobile

Chapter 8, The case against cash

Chapter 9, Why keep cash?

Chapter 10, Thinking about the cashless economy

Chapter 11, After the gold rush

Part III

The Future: Money That Understands Us

Chapter 12, Seeds of the future

Chapter 13, Counting on cryptography

Chapter 14, Who will make money?

Chapter 15, Reimagining money

Chapter 16, Back to the future

Chapter 17, The next money

Coda: The Story of Money

Appendix: around the cashless world.

Revised Paperback Edition

The revised paperback edition of  “Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin: From money we understand to money that understands us” was published by London Publishing Partnership in 2019.

This paperback edition has been revised and includes an and extended final chaper (on “smart money’) in response to a few requests from readers.

© David G.W. Birch (25th May 2020)