Jeremy Light

Jeremy Light

Co-founder at pingNpay
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Bio Building pingNpay, web 3.0's next generation global micropayments network. Co-founder of Fourdotzero, a payments, market intelligence and technology company. Payments to fuel the Fourth Industrial Revolution Career History pingNpay September 2021 to present Fourdotzero November 2020 to present Ripple April 2018 - October 2020 Accenture until Feb 2018


Blockchain in Banking and Financial Services

The Risks to Society of Central Bank Digital Currencies

17 Jan 2022

There is much written about CBDCs but little on the risks to society a CBDC would create. I see these risks falling into three categories: 1. economic 2. financial 3. human rights Economic Risks The key economic risk is inflation. A CBDC can be created at the press of a button and distributed widely, inflating the money supply without any correspon...

Blockchain in Banking and Financial Services

Bitcoin at 50,000 USD

18 Feb 2021

Bitcoin at 50k USD In March 2018 I posted a Finextra blog “Bitcoin at 50,000 USD”. It was framed as a scenario rather than a prediction and I observed that no-one could possibly know with any certainty what would happen next with Bitcoin. However, the objective of the blog was to examine what Bitcoin and the crypto landscape would look like should...


The Payments Business

Big Brother is Watching You - Payment Systems, Surveillance Systems, Control Systems

29 Sep 2020

1230 words, 4:50 min read An Orwellian Dystopia As more and more payments become digital, a key question for payment systems architects is how to preserve the privacy of their users. Without privacy, payments systems risk becoming surveillance systems for government agencies and for corporations. In turn these can be extended into control systems ...

Blockchain in Banking and Financial Services

The Future of Money and Payments

08 Sep 2020

1200 words, 4.5 minute read Central bank balance sheets are ballooning the world over, and in parallel, adoption of shared ledgers using blockchain is accelerating. These major shifts indicate the global architecture for money and payments is on the cusp of structural change. Blockchain analysis and debate are dominated by a focus on cryptocurrenci...

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