BIS releases study of CBDCs and their role in financial inclusion of the unbanked

The Bank for International Settlements, or BIS, released a paper Tuesday on central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, and how they can be used to meet policy goals for financial inclusion. The paper drew on interviews conducted in the second half of last year at nine central banks that are currently exploring retail CBDCs. It […]

‘Satoshi Was a Black Woman’: Blockchain Entrepreneurs Talk Financial Inclusion on Juneteenth

Racial diversity and financial inclusion are good for cryptocurrency and blockchain – and the industry has work to do. That was the overarching conclusion of a virtual Juneteenth event put together by Cleve Mesidor, founder of the National Policy Network of Women of Color in Blockchain.  Juneteenth is the celebration of June 19, 1865, when the […]

Challenges and Opportunities on the Road to Diversity and Inclusion in Crypto

Last week, Cointelegraph organized another episode of “CT Talks” dedicated to addressing challenging issues in the crypto and blockchain space: on diversity and inclusion. The blockchain space is known for openness, transparency and a strongly liberal environment, but our industry does not always demonstrate these values. During the panel, several ideas were discussed on how […]

Digital Dollar? Get Real, Financial Inclusion Advocates Tell Congress

Currently just a flashy idea, the digital dollar is competing with more prosaic but proven 20th-century methods for the job of getting stimulus funds to every U.S. resident. That’s the takeaway from Thursday’s House Financial Services Committee (FSC) hearing, where witnesses advocated different solutions to the problem. Making the case for an electronic greenback was […]

Crypto Is the Revolution Leading Developing Countries to Financial Inclusion

Back when digitized banking service evolutions such as debit cards, online banking and check imaging were sweeping the financial sector, one could have never imagined what was coming next. I certainly did not, having spent more than 10 years during this time advising executives of major global banks on the implementation of these game-changing technologies. […]

Why Crypto Matters for Financial Inclusion, Feat. Celo’s Marek Olszewski

In a world of centralized mobile money solutions, do decentralized, permissionless currencies matter? Around the world, an estimated 1.7 billion people remain unbanked and lacking access to high-quality financial services.  Some projects see cryptocurrency as an answer. In this episode of The Breakdown, NLW speaks with Celo co-founder Marek Olszewski about: Disclosure Read More The […]