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IMF and World Bank Launch Educational Blockchain Token

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have launched an internal crypto token to fill a "knowledge gap" around blockchain tech.

IMF and World Bank Launch Quasi-Cryptocurrency in Exploration of Blockchain Tech

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have launched a private blockchain and a quasi-cryptocurrency to learn more about the technology

Blockchain Reality Does Not Match Advertisement, Says World Bank Official

World Bank official cautions over “big and flashy” tech such as blockchain

Wine, Mountains, and Mining Rigs: Georgia as a Crypto Powerhouse

With a population of just 3.7 million, this nation is second only to China in crypto mining

New Remittances System to Tackle Crypto Volatility When International Payments Are Made

Despite being slow and expensive, international remittances hit high records in 2017. A fintech company says crypto can deliver much-needed improvements #SPONSORED

Blockchain Can Reshape Global e-Government Procurement, Say World Bank Experts

New report says e-Government procurement can benefit from blockchain usage

Irresponsible Borrowing Leaves Africa on Brink of Debt Crisis – Again

Irresponsible Borrowing Leave Africa on Brink of Debt Crisis - AgainIrresponsible government borrowing has caused debt in many African countries to reach crisis level. Over the past 10 years, more than $80 billion in bonds have been issued to thirsty European investors by governments in Africa south of the Sahara, with public debt now making up about half of GDP. Bilateral loans, especially from China, add […]

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Pushing the Boundaries of Economic Change: Bitcoin as a Medium of Exchange in Africa

Pushing The Boundaries Of Economic Change - Bitcoin As A Medium Of Exchange In AfricaBitcoin is pushing the boundaries of economic change in Africa. In East Africa, a new deal between digital currency exchange Bitpesa and a Japanese firm shows Kenyans are using bitcoin to pay for used Japanese cars, cosmetics and electrical gadgets. In Nigeria, Sure Remit is helping make cash transfers cheaper and in Zimbabwe, TV subscriptions, […]

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A Third of Humanity Remains Financially Excluded

Statistics: A Third of Humanity Remains Financially ExcludedUnrestricted access to financial services is one of the main preconditions for achieving economic freedom. However, large portions of the planet’s population, especially in the developing world, remain excluded from the traditional banking system. The number of the unbanked or underbanked citizens of the industrialized, digitized nations is also unexpectedly high, now when almost everyone, […]

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World Bank Bond Blockchain Offers Key Insights

Is it time to rethink private blockchains? The World Bank's "blockchain bond" success has reinvigorated that question.

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