Wed, May 12, 2021

Reading list: Central bank digital currencies

A comprehensive collection of the most relevant articles on central bank digital currencies.

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Tue, May 26, 2020

Going deeper: Central Bank Digital Currencies and how best to design them to benefit everyone

On May 19, 2020 – Lisa Pollina, Gabriel Abed, George Bachiashvili, Shane Glynn, Aditi Kuma shared perspectives on “The digital dollar: Do we need it and how do we build it?” as part of a live video discussion moderated by Michael Greenwald. The discussion focused what exactly is a digital dollar? How would it work, how could it best be designed, and who would manage it?

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Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Libra: Balancing Risks and Opportunities

Facebook has disclosed its plans to launch the ambitious new digital currency, Libra, in the first half of 2020. Operating on a version of blockchain, Libra hopes to become a widely adopted payment method, supported by Facebook’s 2.4 bn users and a coalition of global corporations including Uber, Visa, and Spotify that form the Libra Association.

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Wed, May 12, 2021

Reading list: Central bank digital currencies

A comprehensive collection of the most relevant articles on central bank digital currencies.

Blog Post by Niels Graham

China Digital Currencies

Wed, Apr 28, 2021

Rollout of the digital yuan

28. That’s the number of cities where China’s about to test drive the digital yuan. Our new animated map shows the rapid expansion planned for the mainland over the next eight months.

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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

The Rise of Central Bank Digital Currencies

What exactly is a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and how does the research compare globally?

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Tue, Apr 6, 2021

The digital Yuan, digital Euro, and the Diem: Key issues for public debate

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.

Issue Brief by Hung Tran

China Digital Currencies

Sun, Feb 28, 2021

Why the US can’t afford to fall behind in the global digital currency race

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.

Digital currencies by Frederick Kempe

China Digital Currencies

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

How Janet Yellen can help deliver the digital dollar

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.

Digital currencies by Josh Lipsky, JP Schnapper-Casteras

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Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Can China’s digital yuan really challenge the dollar?

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 currencies by Hung Tran

China Digital Currencies

Tue, Aug 25, 2020

Advanced economies under pressure in the central bank digital currency race

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.

Digital currencies by Barbara C. Matthews, Hung Tran

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Mon, Aug 24, 2020

China’s Digital Currency Electronic Payment Project reveals the good and the bad of central bank digital currencies

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 currencies by Hung Tran, Barbara C. Matthews

China Digital Currencies

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Nikhil Raghuveera in Cointelegraph: China and US must learn from one another and collaborate on Central Bank Digital Currency

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.

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