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What’s new in bitcoin land

Some interesting technological developments and ideas on how to reduce bitcoin trade volume. Which country has adopted bitcoin as its legal tender?

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The economic impact of cyberattacks

Which cyberattack has been the worst so far? In an increasingly connected world the economic impact of cyberattacks can be severe.

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Social platforms and dystopic societies

Jean Tirole and Daron Acemoglu discuss social networks, artificial intelligence, political extremism and government surveillance.

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Artificial intelligence and firm growth

Are small firms the losers?

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Regulating Big Tech

The EU proposed the Digital Markets Act and the US Congress is leaning towards breaking up the Big Tech. What are the issues and the concerns?

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Breaking up big tech

What do economists think about the looming antitrust battles.

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Digital payments during COVID

COVID has accelerated the trend towards digital payments and away from cash: a boon and a bane for emerging markets. What should the role of central banks be?

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A step closer to CBDC

Six central banks have formed a working group with the Bank of International Settlements to assess the possibility of introducing their own digital currencies.

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Software and robots vs AI

Software, robots and AI are negatively affecting low, middle and high skill jobs. When all these changes happen at the same time which public policies are effective?

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Banks in the crossfire of FinTech

How are banks affected by both FinTech and BigTech? Can FinTech bring deep changes?

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