PAYMENT

Trump ups payment app war

The US/China conflict over the future of money has just moved up a notch. Yesterday, outgoing US president Donald Trump signed an executive order banning US users from accessing eight […]

In the thick of payments

Europe’s introduction over two decades ago of a legal framework for new payments technology and electronic forms of money has been credited with making the region a global hotbed of financial technology […]

Central banks brace for stablecoin explosion

Central banks are braced for a world in which digital dollar tokens called stablecoins explode in value, posing a threat to governments’ ability to monitor the financial system. That’s one […]

A money revolution is going on

The increasing adoption of cryptodollars—digital dollar tokens that can be passed hand-to-hand—is a sure sign of the revolution that’s taking place in money, says Nic Carter, our guest on the […]

Stablecoin design is difficult and dangerous

Too strict a reserve policy makes asset-backed money of limited use. But too lax a policy may be the first step on a slippery path to destruction. Since US President […]