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Central Banker Decrypts Crypto

David Andolfatto, VP of Research at the St. Louis Federal Reserve is a thought leader on cryptocurrency and the new market places popping around it. Central bankers have often been hesitant to speak about crypto, but David has been crypto-educator since 2014. His community policy briefings usually are usually packed to standing-room only. In this episode we discuss how central banks are not only warming up to blockchain but are now exploring use cases of blockchain. We talk about how blockchain is just like the economy of favors we use every day with our coworkers, friends, and family (and how […]

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World Bank Blockchain Lab, Fighting Poverty With New Tech

Washington DC — Recent headlines have touted the World Bank’s achievement in issuing “the first global bond” on the blockchain. But you may not know the backstory to how the World Bank’s blockchain innovations lab got started. I visited the lab to see how this global development institution is ramping up its blockchain prowess, while turning its once quaint technology department into an innovations hub for poverty reduction projects across the world. My gracious tour guide is Vince Bui, a former investment banker, who is now a strategist and investment planner for the IT department of the World Bank Group. He shared […]

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