Industry Reports


Central Bank Digital Currency Policy‑Maker Toolkit

The World Economic Forum’s CBDC Policy‑Maker Toolkit seeks to address the need for a concise, high‑level CBDC decision framework that provides comprehensive and risk‑aware information to policy‑makers. The document serves as a guide to ensure that any CBDC deployment is cautious and fully considers alternative solutions, risks, deployment and governance strategies, multistakeholder input and other salient factors. Notably, it is intended to serve as a complement to additional research that any policy‑maker considering CBDC should conduct.

Jul 1 – Read More

Ethereum at the crossroads: The Istanbul hard fork and its implications

The Ethereum community is divided on the best way to handle the imminent launch of Ethereum 2.0. The most likely scenario will see Ethereum and Ethereum 2.0 run as two separate but connected blockchains, each with its own token. An alternative scenario would see Ethereum incorporated as a shard of Ethereum 2.0. The situation has some similarities to the contentious Bitcoin Segwit2x debates of 2017.

Aug 23 – Read the Article