In this new episode of Fintech Cappuccino Conny and Brian are joined by David Birch. Dave barely needs an introduction in the fintech scene. His curiosity, insights, expertise, wit and pen have earned him a seat at many board room tables as an advisor, visionary, antagonist or sparring partner. Over the last few years Dave continuously hit the road, keynoting at many events. His content and moderation style took care of packed out conference rooms and continuous dialogue around virtual currencies, digital identity, payments and commerce. Always relating tech to history and everyday life, he makes the complex accessible for all. Something that also flows through his many books: Identity is the new money, Before Babylon and Beyond Bitcoin and his latest: The Currency Cold War : Cash and Cryptography about Hash Rates and Hegemony.