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Chris Skinner

The Internet of Things is all about machines trading with machines – your fridge orders groceries; your car, fuel; your television, entertainment; and so on. However, machines cannot trade with machines if it’s expensive and slow. Would you really want your TV to order the next season of Games of Thrones, if the payment took ten days and cost $25 or more? Unfortunately with the way the bank system works today, that is the problem we face today. As a result, we need an Internet of Value to work with the Internet of Things. The Internet of Value — or ValueWeb, for short — allows machines to trade with machines and people with people, anywhere on this planet in real-time and for free. Using a combination of technologies from mobile devices to bitcoin and the blockchain, fintech firms are building the ValueWeb. The question then is what does this mean for financial institutions, governments and citizens? This book provides the answers.

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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