By David Scott | Tuesday 27 December 2016
The impact of record-keeping on the course of history cannot be overstated. For example, the act of preserving Judaism and Christianity in written form enabled both to outlive numerous other contemporary religions, which were preserved only orally. William the Conqueror’s Domesday Book, compiled in 1086, and it was still being used to settle land disputes as late as the 1960s. Now there is a new system of digital record-keeping, emerging and it will speed up the de dollarisation of the world, which has serious implications for us all, not just the West. It is called the blockchain and it is not going away and it will change the way the world interacts.
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