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CBDCs set to acquire critical mass in next five years

CBDCs set to acquire critical mass in next five years

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Momentum is building in the search for cross-border payment solutions
How to ensure efficient and effective public spending

How to ensure efficient and effective public spending

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Transparency and accountability can potentially open new avenues of funding
Global financial system underprepared to deal with cyberattacks

Global financial system underprepared to deal with cyberattacks

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Cybersecurity should be central to financial risk assessments
Voluntary commitments insufficient to end race to godlike AI

Voluntary commitments insufficient to end race to godlike AI

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Binding policies are necessary to mitigate risks from unfettered development
India’s digital leap in financial inclusion

India’s digital leap in financial inclusion

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Leveraging digital public infrastructure to achieve development targets
Markets need to ‘act faster and fix faster’ for a global digital marketplace

Markets need to ‘act faster and fix faster’ for a global digital marketplace

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Wholesale CBDC development will be process of evolution rather than revolution, OMFIF-Visa report finds
Zimbabwe makes foray into gold-backed CBDC

Zimbabwe makes foray into gold-backed CBDC

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Questions abound for the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe over implementation
ECB eyes entry to digital payments space as CBDC takes shape

ECB eyes entry to digital payments space as CBDC takes shape

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The central bank is gearing up to provide its own wallet for the digital euro
Institutions are coming, but is crypto still waiting?

Institutions are coming, but is crypto still waiting?

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Traditional financial institutions finally beginning to embrace bank-grade digital assets
Regulators are rebuilding trust in digital assets

Regulators are rebuilding trust in digital assets

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OMFIF report finds progress in convergence of digital and traditional financial worlds
PayPal's stablecoin could shake up payments world

PayPal’s stablecoin could shake up payments world

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Modernising both traditional payments systems and regulatory frameworks
The crypto hype is giving way to reality

The crypto hype is giving way to reality

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As the glamour of digital assets fades, the real worth of the market is emerging
Crypto ETFs excite demand, but the real action is elsewhere

Crypto ETFs excite demand, but the real action is elsewhere

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Learning the technology means more than understanding the asset class
Designing a practical framework for decentralisation

Designing a practical framework for decentralisation

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A straightforward approach can inform and empower policy-makers
Digitalisation is rapidly changing US labour market dynamics

Digitalisation is rapidly changing US labour market dynamics

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Why technology is worsening economic inequality

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