15 min

Money As A Social Construct (S1E6‪)‬ The Story of Money

    • Education

In our societies, money has a tendency to define us, but why?

In this episode, Samantha and Professor Cathy Mulligan, the Director of DCentral Lab from the University of Lisbon, talk about how money has come to play a huge role in shaping society as we know it, and has in turn been shaped by an ever-evolving social landscape. They discuss the ways digital currencies may hold the keys to completely rethinking the way we've set up our current economic system.

Join Samantha Yap on a quest to discover the history of money, to better understand why Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and decentralised finance may play an important role in our future. She’ll take you on a 5-minute audio journey that touches on the history behind today’s topic, followed by the best parts of her conversation with a returning guest, Professor Cathy Mulligan.

Cathy Mulligan is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the DCentral Lab that investigates blockchain, cryptocurrencies and associated digital technologies for social good and sustainability at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. Cathy is a cross-disciplinary researcher  who has worked at the boundaries of economics, sustainable development and digital since 2006. She has led multiple research projects across the UK, EU, Australia, India and Malaysia. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Data Policy Council and has consulted at senior levels for the UN, OECD and various governments across the world. She is a Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College and Honorary Senior Research Associate in the computer science department at UCL. Cathy has over 25 years experience in senior corporate and research roles and has written 7 books on digital technologies.

In our societies, money has a tendency to define us, but why?

In this episode, Samantha and Professor Cathy Mulligan, the Director of DCentral Lab from the University of Lisbon, talk about how money has come to play a huge role in shaping society as we know it, and has in turn been shaped by an ever-evolving social landscape. They discuss the ways digital currencies may hold the keys to completely rethinking the way we've set up our current economic system.

Join Samantha Yap on a quest to discover the history of money, to better understand why Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and decentralised finance may play an important role in our future. She’ll take you on a 5-minute audio journey that touches on the history behind today’s topic, followed by the best parts of her conversation with a returning guest, Professor Cathy Mulligan.

Cathy Mulligan is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the DCentral Lab that investigates blockchain, cryptocurrencies and associated digital technologies for social good and sustainability at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. Cathy is a cross-disciplinary researcher  who has worked at the boundaries of economics, sustainable development and digital since 2006. She has led multiple research projects across the UK, EU, Australia, India and Malaysia. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Data Policy Council and has consulted at senior levels for the UN, OECD and various governments across the world. She is a Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College and Honorary Senior Research Associate in the computer science department at UCL. Cathy has over 25 years experience in senior corporate and research roles and has written 7 books on digital technologies.

15 min