Digital Currencies, Blockchain and the Future of Money

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“Blockchain”, “cryptocurrencies”, “tokenisation”, and now “central bank digital currencies” have made it into the technology hype cycle vocabulary, but what’s the difference between all these terms and what do they mean for the future of money? Why are regulators around the world so concerned about Libra, and why is China accelerating their blockchain initiatives and so eager to launch a digital renminbi? Below, we’ll differentiate the terminologies relating to digital currencies and set out the global ambitions by governments and regulators, which may enable full transparency (as well as subject individuals to privacy risks) of transaction level over the coming…...

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pxing Peter is part of the Singularity University Expert Faculty on transhumanism and emerging technologies. He is the co-founder of Transhumanism Australia and Transhuman Coin, and has previously worked on global emerging technology initiatives at KPMG and Deloitte, including generative AI, web3 and extended reality. Peter is driving the development of the Transhuman Network State to accelerate emerging technology projects that enhance our intelligence, extend our healthy lifespan and improve our wellbeing, leveraging the power of decentralised autonomous organisations, cryptocurrencies and the global emerging technology community of transhumanists and singularitarians.