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Retail Tomorrow on MNB is an ongoing series of conversations about the strategies, technologies and people reshaping the space, co-hosted by Sterling Hawkins, co-founder and co-CEO of CART, the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology.

Joining us today is Josh Lawler, a partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Zuber Lawler and the leader of its New Technology Group, which 

focuses on cutting edge projects within the Blockchain (distributed ledger), artificial intelligence, robotics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, virtual/augmented reality, internet of things, cybersecurity, and related technologies spaces.

Today, Josh gives us a lesson in cryptocurrency … and explain why, inevitably, it is going to matter very much to retailers.  One of those retailers, he suggests, is Walmart, which is positioning itself at the forefront in the field with a crypto experiment that he believes could "shake the foundations of the retail payment process."

FYI … Josh has written two fascinating articles on the subject for Medium, which you can read here and here.

If you're interested in listening to an audio version of this edition of Retail Tomorrow, you can do so here (or can download this file):

You also can listen to it - and past Retail Tomorrow episodes, here.