Digital Human : Digital Human

ISBN 9789814794374

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Chris Skinner

For the first time, everyone on the planet can connect with everyone else through the digital network. This is transforming lives through financial inclusion and digital identities. It means everyone can talk, trade and transact—anytime, anywhere. Such a radical revolution has happened only three times in human history: becoming human, becoming civilised and becoming commercial. Becoming digital is the fourth revolution, and it is changing the very nature of humanity. Chris Skinner, author of the bestselling Digital Bank, explores the transformations that are sweeping through all spheres of life: the domination of global digital giants; the advent of new financial structures (FinTech); the disruption brought about by new forms of currency like bitcoin; the challenges facing traditional banks; the uplifting of the world’s poor; and the rise of artificial intelligence. Digital Human is a visionary roadmap for the future, a timely guide on how to navigate the worlds of business and finance as we create the next generation of humanity. Includes the first-ever in-depth English-language case study of Alipay, the mobile wallet that aims to be used by over two billion humans.

Chris Skinner

Chris Skinner is an award-winning speaker and one of the most influential people in technology, as well as a best-selling author. He is an independent commentator on the financial markets and FinTech through his blog, the, which is updated daily. He helped to found one of the first mobile banks in the world, and has advised CEOs and leaders from every continent of the world, including the United Nations, the White House, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum. In 2023, he was recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Payments Association, the largest community in payments. 

Chris has recently been added to The Mad 33 List for inspirational change and transformation leaders. He is a non-executive director of 11:FS and WP Communications and also on the advisory boards of many FinTech and financial firms including WebAccountPlus. Chris is also a visiting lecturer at Cambridge University as well as a TEDx speaker. In recent years, he has been voted one of the UK’s foremost FinTech observers by The Telegraph and one of the most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News and Thomson Reuters.

Chris is also a successful children’s author with the five book about series Captain Cake and the CandyCrew. He is also co-founder, with renowned artist Basia Hamilton, of The Portrait Foundation, a non-profit platform to encourage children and the arts.

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