"The convergence of a shifting international power balance and the digitization of the world economy will have tremendous implications for two of the world’s great powers – China and the United States – as they grapple with evolving, modernized systems. With their “Digital Currency Electronic Payment” (DCEP) program in its early trial stages and growing presence on every continent through their Belt and Road (BRI) and Digital Silk Road Initiatives (DSR), China has showed significant interest in taking over as a world leader in the coming years..."
"Earlier this month, the bombshell sale of artist Beeple’s digital collage for a whopping $69M captured headlines and transformed a lesser-known concept called 'non-fungible tokens (NFTs)' into a household term overnight. In case you missed, the piece, a .JPG file, was sold by Christie’s in an online auction in exchange for the cryptocurrency Ethereum (ETH). It brought the debate over the legitimacy of digital art NFTs, a nascent asset class, to the forefront of public attention, along with the world of blockchain, 'tokenization,' and digital currencies..."