Year-end reflections on crypto and the world

    Let’s once again take a step away from the daily fuss of currency prices and tech innovations and look at the changing role and place of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies in the world around us. We can confidently say that the outgoing year was no less significant for the cryptosphere than 2017, a year of…

    Our Dystopian CBDC Future. Part 2

    Those looking forward to the emergence of central bank digital currencies in developed countries may be up for a very nasty surprise. The long-awaited CBDCs are likely to become one of the worst tools of mass surveillance. China is not joking around: the digital yuan, issued exclusively by the People’s Bank of China, is meant…

    Our Dystopian CBDC Future. Part 1

    Those looking forward to the emergence of central bank digital currencies in developed countries may be up for a very nasty surprise. The long-awaited CBDCs are likely to become one of the worst tools of mass surveillance. Have you noticed how the development of central bank digital currencies happens really slowly? Typically, we attribute it…