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How China got a head start in fintech, and why the West won’t catch up

How China got a head start in fintech, and why the West won’t catch up

In 2013 I moved from Paris to Beijing to study China’s financial system. I stayed for two years and became fluent enough to translate economics books from Mandarin into English and give talks on monetary policy in Mandarin. But I never really …Continue reading

How secure is blockchain really?

The whole point of using a blockchain is to let people—in particular, people who don’t trust one another—share valuable data in a secure, tamperproof way. That’s because blockchains store data using sophisticated math and innovative software rules that are extremely difficult for …Continue reading

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