Future of Money – Part 3
A comprehensive picture of the forces and actors that are critical to understanding and navigating the future financial system.
JPMorgan’s Deal With Alipay Will Put the PLA in Your Pocket
Chinese mobile payment apps are a national security threat—but Western financial firms are misguidedly rushing to embrace them.
Global Money Shifts to India as Xi Cracks Down on Tech
But the sudden flood of capital is not as good for India as it looks.
The Fatal Flaw in the West’s Fight Against Autocracy
The Pandora Papers reveal the critical role Western countries play in enabling autocrats.
Future of Money – Part 2
The widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies could undermine governments' control over monetary policies and disrupt global finance.
Future of Money – Part 1
Driven by perceived U.S. sanctions overreach, numerous countries now seek to circumvent the dollar-dominated financial system. Emerging technologies are paving the way.
Hong Kong’s Liberties Are Dying but Business Lives On
The territory’s role as a major financial hub remains despite the crackdown.
Is Africa Headed for a Financial Crisis?
A rerun of the 2013 “taper tantrum” could spell disaster for emerging economies.
To Improve Women’s Access to Capital in Africa, Look to California
Development finance institutions should follow California’s highly effective gender-equitable standards.
Want to Counter Authoritarianism in Central America? Follow the Money.
The United States lacks reliable partners in the region. Here’s how to hold them accountable.
El Salvador Is Printing Money With Bitcoin
Nayib Bukele doesn’t want to ditch dollars. He just wants his own.
Biden Jump-Starts Fight Against Kleptocracy
New memorandum puts anti-corruption efforts at the heart of national security strategy.
Chia Is a New Way to Waste Resources for Cryptocurrency
What Bitcoin does for electricity and Ethereum for video cards, Chia does for hard disks.
Why Cryptocurrency Is Crazy—Like a Fox
Bitcoin’s already aging out, and central banks may lose in the race against whatever comes next.
Ukraine’s Debt Problem Spells Trouble
If the government continues to pile up debt without necessary reforms, it will set its economy on the road to ruin.
Confused About Dogecoin? Here’s How It (Doesn’t) Work.
Even the best-intentioned cryptocurrencies can become scams.
Is Fair Banking Unfair?
To stay viable, banks need to be able to make choices about creditworthiness. But they need better ways for deciding how.
The Rise and Fall and Rise (and Fall) of the U.S. Financial Empire
The dollar is dead. Long live the dollar.
Why Biden Needs to Confront Corruption
If the U.S. president-elect is serious about restoring the rule of law and democracy, he needs to first tackle the global menace of graft.