Oliver is a Serial Entrepreneur and Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) pioneer with 9 years experience building blockchain projects, involved in policy making discussions and thought leadership at the United Nations, ITU, MIT, Columbia University, the IMF, and numerous central banks and governments.
The beautiful thing about where we are is that technology—it comes out like Pandora’s box, you can’t put the genie back in the bottle. So where we are, it’s necessary that we evolve: regulation evolves, commerce evolves, data ownership evolves. And we’re beginning to see that. And so I think we’re at a very important moment in history, where this either goes down as the moment where we lost it all and we sunk into this dystopian world in which every street corner monitors us and every action we take is not one that is truly free, or it’s the moment in history where we say technology enables greater degrees of freedom and sovereignty, how we can make a safer, more protected world where my rights are not extracted by, you know, the surveillance economy.19 March 2022