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Digital currency "coins."

Arthur Mazi

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

What Will Determine the Future of Money?

| May 25, 2022

The international economy is beginning to fracture around the development of novel digital currencies and the human values that their systems represent. Since currencies represent a commonly accepted medium of exchange and can act as an enabler or disabler of economic relationships, they have the power to shape how the global economy functions.

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

The Umbrella of U.S. Economic Competitiveness

| Sep. 30, 2021

American dollar innovation and continued economic competitiveness in the modern financial systems relies on the ability to harness a fast, secure, and privacy driven mobile and internet-native banking system that encourages continued engagement and reliance on the U.S. dollar. 

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.

American dollar USD symbol made of golden numbers

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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.

AP Photo/Vincent Yu

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

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