Category: Books


BLOCKCHAIN BANKING: The Future of Money and Finance

“Blockchain is not just a technology, it is a groundbreaking concept for decentralized money and finance. Monty Metzger has done something really important: showcasing the business impact of that concept, revealing just how revolutionary it is.”

In a book that’s one part prophecy and future research report, one part documentation and case studies, and one part survival manual, internet entrepreneur and thought leader Monty C. M. Metzger showcases the impact of Blockchain on finance and money, to discover seven leadership opportunities and straight forward rules for every digital leader. At the same time, he illuminates the new financial order of the internet of value: how it challenges and destroys the status quo but also opens up new areas of innovation. His findings are counterintuitive, imaginative, practical, and above all visionary, giving readers a glimpse of how everyone and everything – from corporations to governments, nations to individuals – must evolve in the blockchain era.

Blockchain Banking is an astonishing, mind-opening book that, in the end, is not about technology. It’s about you.

Praise by FORBES: “Monty Metzger, the CEO of LCX, a Lichtenstein crypto exchange, launched his book, Blockchain Banking. The book is a great primer for entrepreneurs and executives on blockchain, digital assets, Web3, and the internet of value underlined by his quote, “blockchain is to the money what email was to the letter.” Metzger’s jovial launch event was attended by blockchain and tech pundit Don Tapscott and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, both advisors to LCX who spoke about the profound importance of this technology.”

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Launch Event at WEF 2023

The world-premier of the book was held during the World Economic Forum Davos 2023.

Book-Trailer – Blockchain Banking: The Future of Money and Finance


e-G8 Forum: the G8 of Digital Leaders

I am honored to be invited by French President, Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy, to an invite-only gathering of global digital leaders, right before this year’s G8 Summit in Paris. The e-G8 Forum will include heads of state as well as key tech personalities like Eric Schmidt of Google, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg all expected to attend. The event is hosted and chaired by Publicis Groupe CEO, Mr. Maurice Lévy.

e-G8 Forum - Global Digital Leaders President Sarkozy is currently heading the Group of Eight (G8) with Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The major topic of the upcoming summit will be the state and the future of the Internet and the digital ecosystem on a global level. The goal of the e-G8 is to provide the G8 leaders with fresh-ideas and key insights.

Well, fresh ideas and digital know-how is something I can definitely bring into this diverse gathering in Paris. Since the publication of the Vision of Mobile Media for the year 2020 (Mocom2020) and several innovation projects at Ahead of Time, this is someting I had been asked before, but not by a President of a state. Exciting.

Discussions at the two-day Forum will be a mixture of plenary sessions and in-depth workshops where a wide variety of themes will be addressed, including:
– The Internet as key driver for economic growth
– The emergence of global digital citizenship
– The digital technologies of the future
– How best to promote innovation clusters
– The mobile revolution and its impact on commerce, media and advertising
– Privacy and IP protection

President Nicolas Sarkozy will himself deliver the opening keynote address.


MOCOM 2020 – Future Vision Video

MOCOM 2020 - The future of mobile media and communication
Today Christian Magel and Monty Metzger have presented the Video of key results of the MOCOM 2020 project at Next’09.


MOCOM2020 – the future of mobile media.

Yesterday I presented the MOCOM2020 project to the public at the Mobile Monday National Summit in Munich.

MOCOM2020 is an open think tank about the future of mobile media worldwide.

I am excited to be part of this open innovation project with these motivating partners and experts. Today, we already have six astonishing people in our advisory board and we are planning to expand this board to up to 12 people within the next weeks. We will start to ask key-questions to challenge the status quo and to open up the conversation. Within the project process we will focus on major topics and develop scenarios and create a roadmap of the upcoming years. So we set some general goals, structure and outcomes of the project, but the results are not defined nor described, yet. That’s why it will be interesting to watch how the project evolves.

You can look at to learn more about the project.

I am also very amazed that the MOCOM2020 Teaser Video, which we have published yesterday, already hit over 12.000 views on Youtube.