Banking Beyond Banks and Money

A Guide to Banking Services in the Twenty-First Century

  • Paolo Tasca
  • Tomaso Aste
  • Loriana Pelizzon
  • Nicolas Perony

Part of the New Economic Windows book series (NEW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Paolo Tasca, Tomaso Aste, Loriana Pelizzon, Nicolas Perony
    Pages 1-4
  3. Loriana Pelizzon, Max Riedel, Paolo Tasca
    Pages 5-16
  4. Daniel Blaseg, Michael Koetter
    Pages 17-54
  5. Jànos Barberis, Douglas W. Arner
    Pages 69-96
  6. Nicolas T. Courtois
    Pages 97-120
  7. Gavin Wood, Jutta Steiner
    Pages 133-144
  8. Richard D. Porter, Wade Rousse
    Pages 145-180
  9. Fabio Caccioli, Giacomo Livan, Tomaso Aste
    Pages 197-212
  10. Trent J. MacDonald, Darcy W. E. Allen, Jason Potts
    Pages 279-296
  11. Mihaela Ulieru
    Pages 297-303
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 305-316

About this book


Do you know how banking and money will look like in the new digital age?

This book collects the voices of leading scholars, entrepreneurs, policy makers and consultants who, through their expertise and keen analytical skills, are best positioned to picture from various angles the ongoing technological revolution in banking and finance.

You will learn how lending and borrowing can exist without banks; how new forms of money can compete to better serve different society needs; how new technologies are banking the unbanked communities in the poorest parts of the world, and how ideas and small projects can be financed by the crowds without the need to rely upon banks. You will learn how, in the new digital age, we will interact with new self-organised and autonomous companies that operate without any human involvement, based on a set of programmed and incorruptible rules. You will learn that new business models will emerge thanks to technology-enabled platforms, upon which one can build new forms of non-hierarchical cooperation between strangers. And you will also learn that new forms of risks and threats are emerging that will destabilise our systems and jeopardise the stability of our financial order.


Bitcoin Cryptographic Protocols Digital Currencies Distributed Autonomous Corporations Financial crime prevention P2P Financing Peer-to-peer finance Peer-to-peer networks Security engineering Smart Contracts Smart Properties

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Tasca
    • 1
  • Tomaso Aste
    • 2
  • Loriana Pelizzon
    • 3
  • Nicolas Perony
    • 4
  1. 1.UCL, Center for Blockchain TecnologiesLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.UCL Computer ScienceLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.SAFE-Goethe University FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany
  4. 4.ETH Zurich & ECUREX ResearchZurichSwitzerland

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