Journalist, campaigner, and author of The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the
Future of Money
Brett Scott is a journalist, campaigner, former derivatives broker, and the author of The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money (Pluto, 2013), in which he covers the inner workings of financial institutions, including the cultural dimensions of the financial system. He works on finance reform, alternative finance, and economic activism with a wide variety of NGOs, artists, students, and startups, and writes for publications such as The Guardian, New Scientist, Wired Magazine, and CNN.com.
He produced the 2016 UNRISD report on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies and is a senior fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab, an associate at the Institute of Social Banking, and an advisory group member of the Brixton Pound. He helps facilitate a course on power and design at the University of the Arts London and hosts workshops on alternative finance with The London School of Financial Arts.