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The Future of Money

How the Digital Revolution Is Transforming Currencies and Finance

  • I. Laying the Bedrock
    • 1. Racing to the Future
    • 2. Money and Finance: The Basics
  • II. Innovations
    • 3. Will Fintech Make the World a Better Place?
    • 4. Bitcoin Sets Off a Revolution, Then Falters
    • 5. Crypto Mania
  • III. Central Bank Money
    • 6. The Case for Central Bank Digital Currencies
    • 7. Getting Central Bank Digital Currencies Off the Ground
  • IV. Ramifications
    • 8. Consequences for the International Monetary System
    • 9. Central Banks Run the Gauntlet
    • 10. A Glorious Future Beckons, Perhaps
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits
  • Index

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