Category: Cryptocurrency

Crypto’s Wild Ride

L2inc, Scott Gallow and David Yermack | Mar. 29, 2017
L2inc’s Scott Galloway discusses the future of alt-coins and the volatility of the market with NYU Stern finance professor David Yermack.

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A Closer Look at Central Bank Digital Currencies

BIS Committees on Payments and Market Infrastructure | Mar. 2018
Central banks must carefully weigh the implications for financial stability and monetary policy of issuing digital currencies, according to a report from the Bank of International Settlements’ Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the Markets Committee. The report considers a wholesale CBDC (for use in financial markets), and a general purpose CBDC (for use by the general public) and their implications for payments, monetary policy and financial stability. Wholesale CBDCs might be useful for payments but more work is needed to assess the full potential, concludes the report. Although a CBDC would not alter the basic mechanics of monetary policy implementation, its transmission could be affected. A general purpose CBDC could have wide-ranging implications for banks and the financial system. The report concludes that each jurisdiction considering the launch of a CBDC should carefully and thoroughly consider the implications before making any decision.

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Bitcoin: Money or Financial Innovation?

Federal Reserve of St. Louis, Scott A. Wolla, Ph.D.,  | Mar. 5, 2018
IBitcoin has become a cultural and financial phenomenon, but what is it and is it a worthwhile investment? Scott Wolla, the St. Louis Federal Reserve’s Senior Economic Education Specialist, provides an overview of Bitcoin and its possibilities.

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Decentralized Governance and Identity

FutureThinkers Podcast, Daniel Jeffries | Feb. 25. 2018
In this Future Thinkers Podcast, futurist Daniel Jeffries discusses the current trends in cryptocurrencies and promise of blockchain and the technology’s impact on decentralized governance. A properly implemented blockchain is a distributed series of digital checks and balances, according to Jefferies. “If done correctly, you have something that’s very powerful and only the things that we all really agree on get through, and the other stuff falls to the wayside.”

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