Ex Italy’s Economy Minister on ‘Transition From Old Coins to New Coins’
Alessio Marino's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 75%
During the Code4Future conference, the first event in Italy dedicated to the concept of open innovation held at the Talent Garden in Rome, the former Minister of Economy and Finance Giulio Tremonti - currently president of Aspen Institute Italia - expressed his thoughts regarding the future of digital payments and the advent of cryptocurrencies. "Banks may be caught off-guard by fintech activities. An alliance between traditional banks and new digital industries is essential.
A structure that incorporates new techniques but maintains old values." "How can we recover this trust? The idea is to integrate the new with the old in order to write a different history than that of the banks. The idea of trust in central bodies has been present in our reality for a very long time. Just think of what is written on the notes of the Weimar Republic, as reported by Goethe: 'trust me, believe in me.'".
The former Minister then expressed his opinion regarding Facebook's Libra project and the relationship between old and new currencies. "There will be a transition from old coins to new coins. I believe this to be the case, but I can't tell you when.
I think your children will see a world in which currency will be created differently." "In the near future, citizens will sell portions of their sovereignty to top players like Facebook. Because if it is an over-the-top system, we believe that by providing a portion of our identity, we are doing the right thing, because they offer something in return. And so what they have becomes true, and what you have becomes false." "The world is splitting between the republic of the United States and the digital despotism of China.
The Chinese system is all about absolute control. I believe this is a control technique, not a financial technique..
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