Backgrounder: Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC)

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The race is on to bring cash into the digital era, and finance may never be the same.

Why Mexican Cyber-Cartels Threaten U.S. National Security

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Mexican cartels are taking a page from Silicon Valley in their efforts to disrupt conventional law enforcement techniques using emerging tech like ransomware and cryptocurrencies.

Russia’s New Legislation Renews Old Cryptocurrency Debates

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The Russian government continues to walk a fine line between acceptance and rejection of cryptocurrencies.

China Prepares to Launch Its Own Digital Currency

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Beijing is warming to the use of cryptocurrencies – but only on its own terms.

Innovation or Disruption? The Prospects for Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

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Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency won’t necessarily succeed in overhauling the global status quo. But odds are that something like it will.

Facebook’s Libra and National Monetary Sovereignty: A Tale of Two Monopolies

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Does the rise of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency portend the demise of the nation-state’s currency monopoly?

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