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Bio

Barry E James

For three decades Barry has been a tech innovator, architect and entrepreneur leading innovation in the NHS, and later in Fintech, Blockchain and Frontier technologies, winning some major UK, US and European patents along the way,


As a writer, ecological and systems thinker and analyst more recently he’s focussed on the, largely hidden, societal implications of the design and advent of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), via the RemakingMoney project – and the deep impact and dangers of financialised thinking on society and planetary ecology via the Humane Economics project, both of which he founded.


An early champion of crowdfunding he first proposed an ‘Innovation Unit’ (and remit) within the financial regulator (via Real Business, August 2013) and successfully campaigned for its subsequent creation. Co-creating the Crowdfunding:Deep Impact conference, The Westminster Crowdfunding Forum and the All-Party-Parliamentary group which it spawned. The FCA Innovation Unit has since been copied around the world.