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Fall of cryptocurrencies, rise of e-fiat currency?

By Admin . 10 June 2018 . Fall of cryptocurrencies, rise of e-fiat currency?

Cryptocurrencies have been riding on some pretty rocky terrain lately and it remains to be seen what will happen should the first central bank-issued digital currency be launched. In fact, Sweden has voiced its desire to release a national digital currency in the next couple of years. Given the country’s gradual decline in cash usage, the Riksbank – Sweden’s cent...

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Getting Real about Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

By Admin . 10 June 2018 . Getting Real about Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

Since emerging a few years ago, the concept of central bank digital currency (CBDC) has gained momentum. Practically every central bank around the world is either planning to explore or is already exploring the potential risks and benefits of turning money digital. Most of the research to date focuses on theoretical descriptions and  Read More

Cryptocurrencies: Guilty as charged?

By Admin . 10 June 2018 . Cryptocurrencies: Guilty as charged?

Digital innovation can bring positive change but, as anything, it comes with a dark side – and this is particularly visible in the payments landscape where certain technological advancements can become allies for transnational crime. Cryptocurrencies were created to offer an alternative to transacting money that, along with their claimed benefits, were particularly praised for...

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