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In this June 1, 2021, file photo, a woman walks past an advertisement for the Bitcoin cryptocurrency in Hong Kong.

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Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

How Digital Assets will Impact Financial Inclusion and Energy Consumption

| Aug. 10, 2021

Built into the design of digital asset platforms are aspects of equity that have simply not been part of the traditional banking system. This is the central facet of an argument for the adoption of digital assets because it boasts a cascading waterfall of advantages for an economy. Since economic empowerment often comes from the ability to build credit, hold a savings account, and increase buying power of consumers and businesses, it only follows that greater financial inclusion would boost these abilities.

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Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Why a Digital Dollar is Good for the World

| June 04, 2021

Today, the whole of the U.S. economic system provides a much-needed public good in the form of an efficient and trustworthy financial infrastructure that supports a functioning global economy. Maintaining the dollar’s value and centrality in the global financial systems will require leadership, flexibility, and innovation.

David Hanson shows the Sophia's digital artwork on a laptop at his studio in Hong Kong on March 29, 2021.

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The Art World Has Legitimized Digital Currencies

| May 18, 2021

With more transactions occurring digitally and more art sales occurring over the Internet due to social distancing measures from the coronavirus pandemic, art showcases and major players in the industry have developed online viewing rooms for their pieces, signaling their digital agility and growing favor for innovative sales processes

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What Happens to the Dollar If the Chinese Digital Yuan Goes Global?

| Apr. 13, 2021

The rolling impact of new technologies that revolutionize the global economy from automated supply chains to digital currency lead us to believe that the United States has a lot of work to do to adapt to the coming tide.

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Digitization is Transforming the Art Market

| Mar. 30, 2021

The confluence of the art world and the digital realm may seem confusing, and for good reason. Artwork is an artifact in the most traditional sense. It exists in physical form; it is tangible and carries intrinsic value. The digital world appears the near opposite. 

In this Nov. 9, 2020, file photo, an ad for COVID-19 testing reflects on glass at a bus stop, as pedestrians walk past Pfizer world headquarters in New York. 

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Can Vaccine Diplomacy Shape a New World Order?

| Dec. 02, 2020

As citizens of the world await the availability of such a vaccine and the ability to move freely about the globe once again, new questions of diplomacy, multilateral approaches, and strategic deployment once again come to the fore.