About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Bitcoin and beyond

In this note I look at what’s happening in the space where identity, trust and digital technologies intersect.

I also assess the potential of Bitcoin technologies – both for supporting new kinds of money (what kinds of new money do we actually need?) and for non-monetary uses, which may in the long-run turn out to be much more important than Bitcoin’s role as a currency.

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Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan

Chief Executive Officer

Geoff Mulgan was Chief Executive of Nesta from 2011-2019.

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