In a newly posted interview, Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, discusses the future of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, and the implications of the technologies for global money, global security, and internet architecture. Forbes views cryptocurrency as a “high-tech cry for help” as a result of the the instability of government printed money. However, its chief flaw is also a lack of stability, but Forbes believes it will one day become stable and will give people an alternative to government money.
Forbes’ newest project is the podcast What’s Ahead, where he engages the world’s top newsmakers, politicians and pioneers in business and economics in honest conversations meant to challenge traditional conventions as well as featuring Steve’s signature views on the intersection of society, economic and policy.
Forbes helped create the recently released and highly acclaimed public television documentary, In Money We Trust?, which was produced under the auspices of Maryland Public television. The film was inspired by the book he co-authored, Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It.
Forbes’ latest book is Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity co-authored by Elizabeth Ames (McGraw-Hill Professional). Forbes writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading of “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate.
This interview was taped at COSM 2019, an exclusive national summit on the converging technologies remaking the world as we know it. Learn more at cosm.technology.
Watch all of the conference sessions including keynotes Peter Thiel, Ray Kurzweil and George Gilder. Get your virtual ticket here.
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