Dr. Bill Maurer, Dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Social Sciences and Founder of the Institute for Money, Technology, and Financial Inclusion, told ETHNews …. “Economists talk about there being a hierarchy of money or a pyramid of money where people can make any kind of money they want. I can make all sorts of IOUs, we can make up our own scrip currency, I can use airline miles and start converting them into food at the airport.”

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