About

I’m a writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I’ve been noodling away at all manner of things for as long as I can remember. Mostly these days, that means spending my time wrestling ideas into scripts for the stage (and, occasionally, screen).

My next play is Guilty Animals, a 38-minute digital production for the 2021 Edinburgh Fringe.

At some stage, I’ll be sharing more of my creative endeavours here. But over the years, this site has mainly been used to collect a range of my thoughts across a wide range of topics. Many of the posts question how technology is disrupting and often – but not always – improving the modern world, whilst keeping one eye on what the future might actually look like.

My fascination with Bitcoin/blockchain tech and the potential impact of decentralisation for a while led to me being wheeled out as a commentator on various TV and radio programmes, founding the Scottish Bitcoin Meetup, setting up the first Scottish Bitcoin Conference and a TEDx talk in early 2014 (‘Bitcoin: More Than Just Money’). Other talks/commentary include CNN, BBC Radio, STV, The Herald, Heroes Festival in Italy, 360D Conference and to a range of universities and other businesses over the years, including major financial institutions, law firms, accountancy firms, design agencies etc.

More recently, I was helping MaidSafe to build a new decentralised network. The SAFE Network is the world’s first autonomous data network and you can read more about that in this post.

Dug Campbell Speaking Bitcoin at TEDx University of Edinburgh 2014 TEDx Bitcoin Talk
Dug Campbell on TV discussing the future of Bitcoin and digital currencies Scotland Tonight (STV) discussing the future of digital currencies
On live TV discussing Bitcoin and the future of digital currency Discussing Bitcoin and the future of digital currency on TV

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