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The future of money is up for grabs. Digital currencies are transforming the global payments landscape, reshaping monetary policy, and accelerating changes in global economic power. These shifts have enormous implications for how we all live our lives and the role of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Our events and research are animated by what the future of money looks like, and how global financial structures will evolve to address technological advances in the world of money and payments.
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New Atlanticist Aug 29, 2023
Russia is ramping up its CBDC. Will Putin’s ‘robot ruble’ work?
By Ananya Kumar, Charles Lichfield
Given the extent of financial sanctions following its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia is trying to open alternative channels for cross-border payments.
Econographics Jun 7, 2023
Three challenges in cryptocurrency regulation
By Greg Brownstein
Cryptocurrency regulators around the world face multiple challenges. They must protect customers and put in place safeguards to prevent the next FTX-style collapse, all while coordinating across diverse jurisdictions.
New Atlanticist May 16, 2023
Not so fast: The case for a new SWIFT
By Josh Lipsky, Ananya Kumar
Imagine a network that combines both messaging and settlement to become a one-stop shop for international payments. It’s time for the US and its allies and partners to make that idea a reality.
Econographics May 19, 2023
Can FedNow bring the US closer to real-time payments?
By Piret Loone
This year, the US will launch its FedNow instant payment network. But even after FedNow launches, the US will still have a ways to go before consumers can access instantaneous digital payments.
Econographics Apr 24, 2023
Practice makes perfect: What China wants from its digital currency in 2023
By Ananya Kumar
The e-CNY network has expanded over the last year, and China’s goals have only become clearer. Domestically, the People’s Bank of China is still in test-and-learn mode, globally, China is more focused on setting defining international standards.
Report Jun 15, 2022
Missing Key: The challenge of cybersecurity and central bank digital currency
By Giulia Fanti, Kari Kostiainen, William Howlett, Josh Lipsky, Ole Moehr, John Paul Schnapper-Casteras, and Josephine Wolff
New research on the cybersecurity challenges posed by digital currencies and design models that can provide a more secure financial system.
Issue Brief Sep 28, 2022
Privacy in cross-border digital currency: A transatlantic approach
By Giulia Fanti and Nadia Pocher
As a growing number of countries explore Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) for the domestic context, multi-country cross-border CBDCs pilots are also proliferating. Cross-border CBDCs could make cross-border payments faster, cheaper, and simpler.
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