Payment systems are a critical infrastructure where the technology creates an implicit strait-jacket for our life. While a multitude of new electronic payment options are competing for our attention, the advantage of economies of scale creates a natural drive for oligopolies.
In his lecture, Christian Grothoff talked about the implications of using the various payment systems for human rights and economic well-being. A focus was on a requirements analysis towards a socially desirable outcome, and concrete steps we can take towards such an outcome.
Christian Grothoff is Professor for Computer Science at the University of Applied Science Bern. He is an Ashoka Fellow and Maintainer of GNUnet.
Weizenbaum Institute, Hardenbergstraße 32, 10623 Berlin, Room A103 – A105
Monday, 19. August 2019
02:00 - 04:00 PM
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