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CBDC transformation creates chance for cross-border payments overhaul, Digital co-operation will unlock economic growth, and more

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OMFIF THE DAILY UPDATE Friday 13 May 2022
CBDC transformation creates chance for cross-border payments overhaul

By Ruth Wandhöfer

Many countries are researching, piloting or introducing central bank digital currencies. But questions persist about their security, stability and viability, and whether financial market infrastructures and fintechs are ready for them. The shift towards CBDCs in an increasingly digital era has a certain inevitability. If wholesale CBDCs are part of the future, fintechs must be ready to accommodate them.

 Digital co-operation will unlock economic growth
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By Michael NunesData has become the lifeblood of the global economy. As digitalisation accelerates, governments are grappling with how best to manage the digital transformation. There is no silver bullet, but greater co-operation can facilitate innovation and help economic growth. 
 
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Regulating virtual assets in Brazil
Friday 27 May, Roundtable
Antonio Marcos Fonte Guimarães, head of the financial system regulation department at the Banco Central do Brasil, joins Patricia Haas Cleveland, OMFIF’s president of US operations, to discuss proposed legislation to regulate cryptoassets in Brazil. 
 
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Quantum computing and the threat to cryptography
The advent of quantum computing poses an existential threat to present cryptographic techniques. William Gee, partner, PWC, and Andrew Cheung, president and CEO, 01 Communique Lab, join Lewis McLellan, editor, DMI, to discuss the new type of computing. 
 
 Sustainable Policy Institute Journal, Spring 2022
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This edition of the SPI journal examines the future of energy, discussing how energy security and renewables are interlinked and exploring how the Ukraine crisis could lead to faster decarbonisation in the mid to long term. 
 

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