It's free to read FT day.

If you're going to do shameless self-promotion you've got to do it properly. Here follows an archaic-to-newish archive of some of my stuff on "free to read" FT day. Some of these posts will be painful to read as they date back to the days when FTAV was a far more experimental bloggy offering (both from an editing and content POV). So reader beware.

On Wuhan/Biosecurity Bioterror: the dangers of garage scientists manipulating DNA. - FT (Sept 21, 2021)

Bio-weapons experts call for tighter controls as Covid highlights risks.- FT (Aug 31, 2021)


Is solar manufacturing a highly automated business? - FT Alphaville (May 18, 2021) How the natgas crisis emulates the Northern Rock crisis - FT Alphaville (Sept 23, 2021) A natgas Cassandra speaks out - FT Alphaville (Oct 1, 2021)

On CBDCs/Gosbank finance Cbank digital currencies and the path to Gosbankification - FT Alphaville (July 26, 2016)

When the state takes on the digital float, the state takes on the risk - FT Alphaville (Jan 10, 2019)

Is the central bank panic about the PBOC coin justified? (April 19, 2021) Why CBDCs will likely be ID-based - FT Alphaville (May 5, 2021)

CBDCs now seem a matter of when not if - FT Alphaville (June 23, 2021)

How Covid-19 has reframed the war on cash - FT Alphaville (June 24, 2021)

CBDCs give libertarians the heebie-jeebies. (Sept 28, 2020) Ant split says more about money than Ma - FT Alphaville (Sept 13, 2021) Global gosbankification risk is now at orange - FT Alphaville (Oct 27, 2020)

How the CBDC story evolved.

CBank digital money: M-euro, a lesson in money supply from Kenya - FT Alphaville (July 18, 2012)

More on M-pesa and e-money – FT Alphaville (July 20, 2012)

Why central banks should take charge of their digital currencies – FT Alphaville (Feb 18, 2013)

A digital solution for the repo squeeze? - FT Alphaville (April 15, 2013)

P2P as full-reserve banking - FT Alphaville (May 14, 2013)

The case for official e-money +1 – FT Alphaville (June 17, 2013)

Gold, paper, scissors, lizard, e-money - FT Alphaville (Sept 05, 2013)

On the elimination of privately issued money - FT Alphaville (Apr 25, 2014)

The Fed as universal banker - FT Alphaville (July 09, 2014)

Rogoff on negative rates, paper currency and Bitcoin - FT Alphaville (May 20, 2014)

Is it a bank, a money transmitter, or a Silicon Valley shadow financier? No, it's just PayPal - FT Alphaville (Aug 6, 2015)

We already have a utility settlement coin: it's called the euro - FT Alphaville (Aug 24, 2016)

Pro cash

“The argument that eliminating the $100 [bill] will automatically reduce crime is, at best, suspect” – FT Alphaville (Feb 24, 2016)

Float management isn’t easy – FT Alphaville (Mar 24, 2016)

Why the death of cash may have been exaggerated - FT Alphaville (May 26, 2016)

Payments infrastructure and liquidity How RTGS inadvertently killed system liquidity. - FT Alphaville (Oct 4, 2019) A story about a liquidity regime shift - FT Alphaville (Sept 20, 2019)

Stablecoins Crypto tethers as the new eurodollars (September 15, 2017) Gorton turns his attention to stablecoins - FT Alphaville (July 20, 2021)

Bitcoin Coinbase listing is a lament for some bitcoin believers - FT (April 18, 2021) Cryptocurrency: no longer sticking it to the MAN - FT Alphaville (June 22, 2016) An anon for your bitcoin caput - FT Alphaville (May 4, 2016) Bitcoin finally finds a rationale in doomsday scenarios - FT (Nov 24, 2020)

Gosplan 2.0 When tech companies become more powerful than governments - FT Alphaville ( July 11, 2016) On the hypothetical eventuality of no more free internet - FT Alphaville (February 10, 2016)

The story of Craig Wright Bitcoin: identity crisis - FT, (May 6, 2016)


Airlines and the conflict of vaccine visions - FT Alphaville (November 30, 202) Token citizens of the world, decentralise! - FT Alphaville (March 16, 2021) NFTs: art, advertising, or both? - FT Alphaville (March, 25, 2021) 'Goldfinger' 2021 plot twist could be villainous for banks - FT (August 20, 2021) How trolltrace became a real thing - FT Alphaville (Oct, 2020)

How might the furlough schemes evolve? - FT Alphaville (Oct 30, 2020) Cambridge Analytica probe finds no evidence it misused data to influence Brexit - FT (Oct 7, 2020)

Quantum Money's quantum time bomb - FT Alphaville (July 23, 2021) How traders might exploit quantum computing - FT (May 15, 2021)