Welcome to the Institute for Money, Technology & 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 & technology among the world's poorest people. We create a community of practice & inquiry into the everyday uses & meanings of money, as well as the technological infrastructures being developed as carriers of mainstream & alternative currencies worldwide. Browse & Sort database of projects HERE with advanced search.
Featuring the forthcoming (March 2018) IMTFI Edited Collection: MONEY AT THE MARGINS: Global Perspectives on Technology, Financial Inclusion and Design edited by Bill Maurer, Smoki Musaraj, and Ivan Small. Discount code for 50% off until May 31st, 2018: MAU539.
PAID: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff edited by Bill Maurer and Lana Swartz; LISTEN to 10/27/17 book interview on Money Life with Chuck Jaffe
February 22, 2018
Three recipients from soc sci receive funding to extend knowledge about some of society's most challenging debates
How scammers steal your computing power to mine cryptocurrencies
February 1, 2018
Bill Maurer, anthropology, via Slate, Feb. 1, 2018