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Bernard Lietaer has been active in the domain of money systems for a period of 30 years in an unusual variety of functions. He is currently Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Resources of the University of California at Berkeley. While at the Central Bank in Belgium, he was responsible for the implementation of the convergence mechanism (ECU) to the single European currency system. During that period, he also served as President of Belgium's Electronic Payment System. His consultant experience in monetary issues on four continents ranges from multinational corporations to developing countries. He was General Manager, Co-Founder and Chief Currency Trader for the Gaia Hedge Funds, one of the world's largest off-shore trading funds, during which time Business Week identified him as "the world's top currency trader" in 1990. He is the author of fourteen books, written in five languages, including The Future of Money translated in 18 languages. More information about the author, and technical papers, are available on www.lietaer.com.