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Financial inclusion may be beyond the reach of CBDC

Financial inclusion may be beyond the reach of CBDC

Deep-rooted social issues need to be addressed first ...
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Blockchain could bring a revolution in public financial management

Blockchain could bring a revolution in public financial management

Digital technology can reduce costs and increase impact of public spending ...
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Crypto market can learn lessons from traditional risk management

Crypto market can learn lessons from traditional risk management

Market falls and bankruptcies have provoked regulators to look at risks coming from decentralised finance ...
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Public asset owners will undergo radical transformation

Public asset owners will undergo radical transformation

Sustainability, digitalisation and data driving demand for change ...
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Equivalency pivotal issue in debate over future of central bank money

Equivalency pivotal issue in debate over future of central bank money

Digital cash and CBDCs diverge on key characteristics ...
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Banks’ financial inclusion initiatives are too narrow

Banks’ financial inclusion initiatives are too narrow

Innovation is being driven by outsiders ...
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Think twice about copying Russia’s national payments strategy

Think twice about copying Russia’s national payments strategy

National services will find it hard to complete with established players ...
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Cracking down on the gamification of finance

Cracking down on the gamification of finance

Companies like Robinhood under pressure to curtail conflicts of interest ...
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Crypto crash has positive long-term implications

Crypto crash has positive long-term implications

Leading digital entrepreneur says current issues can make market stronger ...
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The chill winds of the crypto winter

The chill winds of the crypto winter

Temporary turbulence or the end of the road? ...
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Crypto margin call must wake up regulators

Crypto margin call must wake up regulators

New legislation comes too late for current crypto crash ...
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Put CBDCs on the back burner for now

Put CBDCs on the back burner for now

Digital currencies should not detract focus from fighting inflation ...
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