Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion
Welcome to the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI). Established in 2008, the Institute is housed in the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Its mission is to support research on money and technology among the world's poorest people. We seek to create a community of practice and inquiry into the everyday uses and meanings of money, as well as the technological infrastructures being developed as carriers of mainstream and alternative currencies worldwide. Meet IMTFI's global community of researchers and read about their projects.
Imagining (the Future of) Money
8 October, 2014
IMTFI's Sixth Annual Conference for Funded Researchers
10 December, 2014 - 11 December, 2014
IMTFI research is featured in The Guardian October 27, 2014
Can Apple Pay do to your wallet what iTunes did for music?
31 October, 2014
Bill Maurer, anthropology professor, is quoted in the MIT Technology Review Oct. 15, 2014
Apple pay has finally arrived - great - but here are 7 reasons it won't be a slam-dunk success
30 October, 2014
Bill Maurer, anthropology professor, is quoted by Forbes Oct. 20, 2014