The Weightless Marketplace: Coming to Terms with Innovative Payment Systems, Digital Currencies and Online Labor Markets

April 17, 2014  • David Bollier

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The 2013 Roundtable on Information Technology convened business executives, innovators, government leaders and visionaries to develop a more sophisticated, timely understanding of the latest technology innovations affecting commerce. With the advances in information and communications technologies, the friction of conventional transactions has dissipated with consequential innovations and dislocations. “The Weightless Marketplace,” written by David Bollier, describes these developments and then explores, particularly, innovations in payment systems, and alternative currencies. It considers who will be left behind in the new environment of weightless commerce, and how governments should or can catch up. Visit the report website at: