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BREAKDOWN: Davos, CBDCs, and the Rise of Bitcoin Art

The word from Davos is blockchain not crypto, cashless futures, and CBDCs, while Brekkie von Bitcoin gives us his take on the emergent field of bitcoin art.

January 24, 2020

That’s a wrap! The World Economic Forum is over, and the key ideas coming out of Davos for our industry are: 1) a continued ‘blockchain, not crypto’ narrative; 2) a believe in the inevitability of cashless futures (without much concern about the negative implications); and 3) the rise of CBDCs.

On the CBDC front, the WEF put out a toolkit for governments that are considering their own currency; Japan announced a project to explore a digital currency as a counterweight to the influence a digital yuan might bring China; and a BIS study says 1 in 10 governments anticipate having a digital currency within 3 years.

Finally, we close asking prolific bitcoiner and artist Brekkie von Bitcoin about the state of bitcoin art and why even the hardcore financially-minded folks in the space should care.

Topics Discussed

The WEF wraps up and it’s all ‘blockchain not crypto’ and cashless futures

1 in 10 central banks planning CBDCs in the next 3 years

Japan floats idea of digital currency to counteract influence of China

Brekkie’s Bitcoin Art Newsletter