Blog PostOct 1, 2021
A Digital Asset Bill of Rights
By Michael Greenwald
Even though some may say the UN is not as effective as it was set to be, its soft power continues playing a substantial role in shaping our international community. The US government should take the lead in developing The Digital Asset Bill of Rights for Non-Authoritarian Countries to set internationally the founding principles for understanding the future of modern stores of value and means of exchange.
Issue BriefApr 6, 2021
The digital Yuan, digital Euro, and the Diem: Key issues for public debate
By Hung Tran
As momentum grows for the development of CBDCs many policy questions remain unanswered. For insights into how CBDCs may develop, it will be important to watch where the current leaders, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and the European Central Bank (ECB), converge and diverge.
Inflection PointsFeb 28, 2021
Why the US can’t afford to fall behind in the global digital currency race
By Frederick Kempe
The Federal Reserve worries about being too hasty in introducing a digital dollar, given the stakes as the world’s reserve currency. The greater geopolitical danger, however, is how quickly the Fed is falling behind.
New AtlanticistFeb 19, 2021
How Janet Yellen can help deliver the digital dollar
By Josh Lipsky, JP Schnapper-Casteras
What precisely will the US Treasury Department do about the rise of digital currencies? Secretary Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell should quickly harness the potential of these evolving financial tools, including a US-backed digital dollar.
New AtlanticistNov 30, 2020
Can China’s digital yuan really challenge the dollar?
By Hung Tran
The DCEP will certainly bolster the Renminbi’s international position, but the weaknesses in China’s financial markets will prevent the Chinese currency from dethroning the US dollar anytime soon.
Digital currenciesAug 25, 2020
Advanced economies under pressure in the central bank digital currency race
By Barbara C. Matthews, Hung Tran
Advanced economy central banks are also actively engaged in CBDC research and development efforts. But as guardians of global reserve currencies, their approaches will necessarily be more deliberate and cautious than Beijing’s aggressiveness.
New AtlanticistAug 24, 2020
China’s Digital Currency Electronic Payment Project reveals the good and the bad of central bank digital currencies
By Hung Tran, Barbara C. Matthews
The development of the DCEP has revealed the significant advantages and potential drawbacks for both China’s digital currency project and the potential for widespread central bank digital currencies around the world.
Digital currenciesJul 30, 2020
Nikhil Raghuveera in Cointelegraph: China and US must learn from one another and collaborate on Central Bank Digital Currency
By Atlantic Council
Mr. Nikhil Raghuveera, a GeoTech Center Nonresident Fellows, was recently featured as a guest author in Cointelegraph, a digital publication focused on the future of money. In his article, Mr. Raghuveera discussed Central Bank Digital Currencies in continuation of his previous research for the Atlantic Council.
GeoTech CuesJun 10, 2020
Central bank digital currency can contribute to financial inclusion but cannot solve its root causes
By Nikhil Raghuveera
In Part II of the Central Bank Digital Currency Series series, the GeoTech Center and guest author Nikhil Raghuveera examine how CBDCs can contribute to financial inclusion in a post-COVID-19 world.
New AtlanticistMay 27, 2020
A new era in financial diplomacy: The third evolution of Bretton Woods
By Michael Greenwald
China has made significant waves by introducing its own digital yuan this past month. The United States should turn to its allies for support and cooperation in building an alternative to the Chinese solution for digital currencies.