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September 21, 2020
China sees its digital yuan as a “new battlefield,” DeFi’s Curve has a new dividend program and a yet-to-launch platform is pursuing an “Initial DEX Offering.” Top shelf ‘New battlefield’China’s central bank gave an inside look into its motivations for developing a digital currency (CBDC) for retail and governmental use. In a commentary published by China Finance, a...
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The media has reported on a public school in Midrand, worth R82 million and brand new, which has not opened for the past three years because the school was built on a wetland. According to reports, no approval to build the school, particularly given it is on a wetland, was sought from the City of Johannesburg....
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This week’s “Long Reads Sunday” reading is from macro analyst Lyn Alden and focuses on the inflation vs. deflation debate in historical context. When monetary policy is effective versus when fiscal policy needs to take over  How short-term debt cycles add up to long-term debt cycles that have very different remedies Why long-term debt cycles...
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COMMENT Thirty years ago, in a small Swedish city called Sundsvall, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its first major report. Even then, the major dilemmas facing those who sought rapid action were clear. An account by Jeremy Leggett, who had thrown in a well-paid job as a geologist for Shell to become...
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Some say that meaningful change happens gradually. Others insist it erupts unexpectedly. This week, we saw that both are true.  Earlier this week, the Wyoming Banking Board voted to approve the application from San Francisco-based crypto exchange Kraken for a Special Purpose Depositary Institution (SPDI) banking charter. Yes, one of the crypto industry’s oldest exchanges...
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COMMENT The rapid adoption of digital financial services is touted as a silver lining in the dark cloud cast by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. E-commerce is booming, squeezing 10 years of growth in penetration into three months, according to a McKinsey report.  While global payments are expected to decline this year in line with a...
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