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Five trends to shape blockchain in 2020

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Share this post: The year 2019 was pivotal for enterprise blockchain. The technology expanded beyond adoption by innovators and first movers to include a growing number of organizations working together to rapidly turn blockchain’s promised...
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China Takes Another Step Away From USD Hegemony

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The China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) announced that effective January 1, 2020, the system “will adjust weights for CFETS RMB Index,” decreasing the weighting of the USD for the second time in the currency...
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Lagarde Sees Demand for Stablecoins, Plans to Put ECB ‘Ahead of the Curve’

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At her first press conference as head of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde outlined her plans to lead the ECB “ahead of the curve” in the field of digital currency. “There is clearly...
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Regulatory Roundup: Bitcoin Futures Fund Approved, India’s RBI-Backed Digital Currency

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In this regulatory roundup, we cover the U.S. SEC approving a bitcoin futures fund, the new IRS tax form targeting crypto owners, and several more steps taken by the U.S. government toward crypto regulation. We...
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When are stable coins useful?

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Share this post: Global payments revenue grew by 11 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the McKinsey Global Payments Report, and is projected to grow a further 9 percent per year until 2022. Counter-intuitively,...
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Central bank digital currency explained

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Share this post: Cross-border payments play an important role in the global economy. According to the World Bank, in 2017, global remittances grew 7 percent to USD 617 billion. Based on the same report, sending...
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What is a central bank digital currency?

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Share this post: From bank hackers to a cashier giving you the wrong amount of change, the current financial system is wrought with both technical susceptibilities and human error. By using blockchain technology to build...