David Shrier is a globally recognised authority on financial innovation. He has published multiple books on blockchain, fintech and cybersecurity. David's current academic appointments include Associate Fellow with the Said Business School, University of Oxford and Lecturer at the MIT Media Lab. David created and leads the University of Oxford's online programme Oxford Blockchain Strategy, a revolutionary approach to accelerating new blockchain ideas in a distributed digital environment.
Blockchain is already part of our everyday life. Its promise to reinvent the concept of trust and create optimal governance systems for the brave new data economy is ground-breaking. The distributed ledger's utility is to strengthen us as citizens and customers. David Shrier's Basic Blockchain is an essential tool for those looking to distinguish information from noise. It is a complete and reliable guide for policy makers, regulators and business leaders who need to make informed decisions beyond the hype -- <b>Eva Kaili, MEP and Chair of The Committee for the Future of Science and Technology</b> David has brought blockchain to life, driving insights into how to use it to promote transparency and efficiency. I found it helpful as I think through optimizing management of a $110 billion investment portfolio -- <b>Randy Brown, former Chief Investment Officer, Sun Life and Head of Insurance Asset Management, SLC Management</b> Basic Blockchain is a must-read for anyone who wants to get an understanding of this emerging and disruptive technology. It is pitched at the busy executive or public service employee who knows that they should understand blockchain technology and its applications, but just hasn't been able to set aside the time to fully grasp it . . . It's a quick read that anyone can finish during the time it takes to fly from JFK to Bermuda. Well done, David -- <b>The Hon. David Burt, JP, MP, Premier of Bermuda</b> David, a long-time expert in fintech, makes it easy for the average business executive to understand blockchain. He then shows us some of the exciting possibilities that could one day create trillion-dollar industries -- <b>Chris Larsen, founder and chairman, Ripple </b>