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GeoTech Cues

Aug 24, 2021

The case for a financial digital asset framework for cryptocurrencies

By Matthew Goodman and Nikhil Raghuveera

Clear jurisdictional boundaries, legislation on core principles of financial digital assets from Congress, and a flexible regulatory policy are all crucial for the effective governance of digital assets.

Digital Currencies Financial Regulation

GeoTech Cues

Jun 30, 2021

Raghuveera with the Turkish Heritage Organization: A discussion on cryptocurrency at the global scale

By the GeoTech Center

In a recent discussion with with the Turkish Heritage Organization, Nikhil Raghuveera highlights the geopolitical implications of cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies (CBDC). He explains the three ways blockchain technology affects foreign policy and global alliances. First, CBDC creates the opportunity for a separate payment system from the US dollar, which provides countries like China more political power and the ability to bypass US sanctions. Second, the lack of a standard regulatory framework around digital assets domestically and internationally exposes consumers to cyberattacks and financial risks. Third, many new applications will build upon existing decentralized financial technologies, which will require new international partnerships and relations. In order to create a more equitable world, Raghuveera advocates for the inclusion of marginalized communities and a broader consideration of stakeholders when creating these new technologies and subsequent regulatory policies.

Digital Currencies Technology & Innovation

Fast Thinking

Apr 23, 2021

FAST THINKING: Why India’s proposed crypto ban could hurt innovation

By Nitya Biyani, Nikhil Raghuveera

As digital currency grows in popularity and blockchain technology grows in influence, governments are facing the challenge of governing the unregulated market while establishing their own regulated alternatives.

Digital Currencies India

Nikhil Raghuveera is a nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center. He is a strategy & innovation partner at Celo, a layer 1 blockchain with a mission to build a financial system that creates the conditions for prosperity. At Celo, Raghuveera helps support and lead the ecosystem’s decentralized finance initiatives. Raghuveera also cohosts Untying Knots, a podcast series published by the Harvard Kennedy School Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project. His expertise is on digital currency, decentralized finance, and the intersection of technology, social inequality, and systems of oppression.

Prior to Celo, Raghuveera worked in management consulting, nonprofit management and economic consulting with organizations including the Boston Consulting Group, the Equal Justice Initiative, and Cornerstone Research.

Raghuveera graduated with an MBA from The Wharton School and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from Emory University where he wrote his thesis on how political violence can be used to create the conditions for democracy.