The month of March started with an international focus that included our most popular article of the month, as measured by page views. As a whole, however, bitcoin and digital assets dominated the news and our themes of the week. Here’s a review.
International trade and commerce are a major piece of the payments industry, with volume only increasing year over year as digital options further connect the globe – and yet, many of the systems that businesses and retail consumers alike rely on to make these payments remain too slow, too complex, and expensive. (03/06/2021)
You may be forgiven if you think that Central Bank Digital Currencies are the boring cousin of bitcoin. Yet CBDCs made more news this week than the ups and downs of king of crypto—and perhaps because of them. (03/27/2021)
As bitcoin prices hovered near $60,000, Hester Peirce (“crypto mom”) was confirmed for another term as a Securities and Exchange Commissioner, and several of the largest banks in the United States made announcements in support of digital-asset offerings. (03/20/2021)
If the technical term “nonfungible token” was selected to describe how the art market meets FinTech as a way of catching attention, then it has succeeded mightily. It begs the inevitable questions: What the heck is that? Why would anyone buy that? (03/13/2021)