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World Economic Forum Head of the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems Matthew Blake (Sandali Handagama/CoinDesk)
Crypto Industry Is Still 'Embryonic,' WEF Finance Lead Says
I spoke recently with Matthew Blake, who looks at the future of finance (among other things) at the World Economic Forum, on the industry’s prominence during this year’s meeting.
World Economic Forum Head of the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems Matthew Blake (Sandali Handagama/CoinDesk)

Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput, governor at the Bank of Thailand, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. (Nikhilesh De/ CoinDesk)
‘This Is the Usual’: Thai Central Bank Governor on CBDC Pilot Delay
A retail central bank digital currency will probably replace cash but not other means of payment out there, including private methods, the governor said.
Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput, governor at the Bank of Thailand, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. (Nikhilesh De/ CoinDesk)

Miami mayor Francis Suarez says the tokenomics of MiamiCoin, a private cryptocurrency that promised to benefit his U.S. city, are off. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
'I Don't Push Anything': Mayor Francis Suarez on MiamiCoin
Suarez, who praised the MiamiCoin initiative last year, said bad tokenomics may have led to the private cryptocurrency created to benefit the U.S. city shedding 95% of its value in a matter of months.
Miami mayor Francis Suarez says the tokenomics of MiamiCoin, a private cryptocurrency that promised to benefit his U.S. city, are off. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

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Thoughts From Davos
The crypto industry showed up in force at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting.
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Yuval Rooz (left), Jennifer Lassiter, Michael Miebach, David Treat and Jon Frost (Sandali Handagama/CoinDesk)
Mastercard CEO Teases CBDC Panel: SWIFT May Not Exist in 5 Years
Michael Miebach joined a panel on central bank digital currencies during the World Economic Forum's annual meeting.
Yuval Rooz (left), Jennifer Lassiter, Michael Miebach, David Treat and Jon Frost (Sandali Handagama/CoinDesk)

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse (right) and Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire spoke on a panel about remittances at the World Economic Forum's media village. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
At Davos, Crypto Is No Longer on the Outside
Cryptocurrencies have taken a prominent role at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, despite the mainstream finance world’s apparent contempt for the sector.
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse (right) and Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire spoke on a panel about remittances at the World Economic Forum's media village. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

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What Davos Man Thinks of Bitcoin and Crypto This Year
The annual WEF conference has begun, albeit late and in a more subdued fashion.
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (T. Narayan/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Indian Prime Minister Calls for Global Cooperation on Cryptocurrency
Narendra Modi likened crypto to supply-chain disruptions, inflation and climate change, saying they can't be tackled by nations in isolation.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (T. Narayan/Bloomberg via Getty Images)