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Why Banking Leaders Seek a Global Digital Currency

Why Banking Leaders Seek a Global Digital Currency

A global group of central banks from the United Kingdom, the eurozone, Japan, Sweden and Switzerland assisted by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) are pooling their research and experiences in the pursuit of a central bank digital currency (CBDC).


Blockchain Design Principles for a Decentralized Future

Blockchain Design Principles for a Decentralized Future

“The world has learned the hard way that bottom-line protections for users need to be considered at the outset of product design, especially when it comes to data. Blockchain’s properties as a foundational technology make these considerations particularly important, given the harm and follow-on effects that can come from potential breaches.”

via World Economic Forum

World Trade: How to Tax the Digital Economy

World Trade: How to Tax the Digital Economy

The benefits of digitalization are clear and welcome. Yet popular debate is growing worldwide on how best to tax and regulate digital businesses to optimize economic and societal outcomes. Because digital activities are so often borderless, actions taken in one country can spill over into others.

via World Economic Forum

Digital Wallet Transactions will Reach $9 Trillion in 2024

Digital Wallet Transactions will Reach $9 Trillion in 2024

For the savvy digital wallet provider, the fintech revolution in online payments and person-to-person remittance has enabled several new players to achieve a growing presence across the global financial services and retail ecosystems.

via Digital Lifescapes

How Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Open New Markets

How Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Open New Markets

“At its most fundamental, the decentralized nature of cryptos and blockchain could ostensibly create a new kind of society because it has the potential to throw off the yoke of any central authority, whether it is a government, central bank, company or another entity.”

via Knowledge@Wharton

How Blockchain Apps will Enhance Supply Chains

How Blockchain Apps will Enhance Supply Chains

“Noting its potential, some of the key players in the industry – from governments to start-ups to multinational corporations – are looking into blockchain solutions for a variety of uses. Here are three potential applications.”

via World Economic Forum

How Cryptocurrencies Challenge the Status Quo

How Cryptocurrencies Challenge the Status Quo

What are the main arguments against cryptocurrencies? The official sector seems to be suggesting that no currency other than those issued by a government entity – typically the central bank – can be trusted and therefore can be true money.

via CEPR

Cryptocurrency Daily Trading Now Exceeds $2 Billion

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A new worldwide market study by Juniper Research has found that the value of cryptocurrency transactions is expected to surpass $1 trillion in 2017 — that’s more than 15 times the level in 2016.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Exploring Blockchain Best-Fit Apps Across Industries

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Almost 400 company founders, executives, managers and IT leaders responded to the Blockchain Enterprise Survey. Among those companies who have reached the Proof of Concept (PoC) stage, 66 percent expected blockchain to be integrated into their commercial systems by the end of 2018.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

The Future of Cryptocurrency in Global Online eCommerce


According to the latest market study by Juniper Research, the number of active Bitcoin users worldwide will reach 4.7 million by the end of 2019 — that’s up from just over 1.3 million in 2014.

via Digital Lifescapes