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The value of currencies in the digital world

Technologically minded countries like Sweden seem to be pioneers of a cashless society where in future payments will possibly be determined by virtual currencies like bitcoin or Facebook’s cryptocurrency, Libra, which, despite being shelved, has certainly not been given up on, or even by likes themselves. However, what are the consequences of an advanced symbiosis between currency and digitalisation for our globalised economic framework and for the international payment system? Coinciding with the timing of the World Economic Forum’s 50th annual meeting in Davos, the third Nachtschicht (Night Shift) event focuses on money and puts issues surrounding security, transparency and shifting economic structures up for debate.

 

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