The Virgin Podcast - Dave Birch

This week's guest is Dave Birch, director of innovation at Consult Hyperion, a company which advises corporations on payment technology, and a man, therefore, expertly placed to speak to the issues around a cashless society.

As well being as an internationally-sought-after thought-leader in digital identity and digital money, Dave’s knowledge of the history of money is as good as anyone’s. Wired magazine ranks him as one of the global top 15 favourite sources of business information. Financial Brand says he is one of the UK’s top ten voices in banking. And PR Daily says his is one of the top ten Twitter accounts followed by innovators, along with Bill Gates and our own Richard Branson.

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How close are we to living in a world without physical money? How secure are these contactless payments? And although it's undoubtedly convenient to use our iPhones at the checkout, what are the wider ramifications of these innovations? Listen to the full conversation to find out.

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