14 Apr 2022

Russia should use crypto for payments with Africa, commerce exec says

An executive at Russia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called on the government to conduct cross-border settlements in cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Chamber President Sergei Katyrin sent a letter to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, providing a set of proposals for developing cooperation with African countries, the

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31 Mar 2022

The March 2022 OODA Network Member Meeting: Core Themes Emerge from Five Scenarios for War’s End

To help members optimize opportunities and reduce risk, OODA hosts a monthly video call to discuss items of common interest to our membership. These highly collaborative sessions are always a great way for our members to meet and interact with each other while talking about topics like global risks, emerging technologies, cybersecurity, and current or future events impacting their organizations. We also use these sessions to help better focus our research and better understand member needs.

The March call was held on Friday, March 18th, and was organized around five scenarios for the end of the war in Ukraine.  

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29 Mar 2022

Global Crypto and Digital Currency Initiatives: China

We continue with our brief survey of crypto and digital currency initiatives from around the globe, all of which are officially sanctioned to enhance national competitive advantage (in the event crypto overtakes the US dollar as the global reserve currency). In previous posts, we provided an analysis of crypto and digital currency initiatives in El Salvador, Panama, Ukraine, India, Argentina, and Russia. Most recently, we provided an analysis of the major central bank digital currency (CBDC) initiative in the U.S., Project Hamilton, which is a technical collaboration between the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and The MIT Digital Currency Initiative. 

We now set our sights on China, a country that has a markedly different policy approach to the global ascendance of bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and CBDC.

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