Marcelo

Prates

Marcelo  Prates

Marcelo M. Prates, a CoinDesk columnist, is a central bank lawyer and researcher.

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Monetary Weapons: 4 Lessons from Canada and Russia
The traditional financial system is a tool that can be used both against fellow citizens and despicable enemies.
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Inside the DeFi Vending Machine
Finance is on the point of mass-market automation.
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You Can’t Use a Trillion-Dollar Coin
It isn’t just a cute but faulty idea. It’s worthless.
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Stablecoins Risk a Rerun of Financial Crises Past
We shouldn't ignore the risks that stablecoins potentially pose to the financial system, says our columnist.
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Moving on From Good-Bad Crypto Dialogue
Central banks should welcome competition from crypto and the crypto industry should be less defensive, says our columnist.
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No Reason to Fear Central Bank Digital Currencies
Fears that CBDCs could cause financial instability and increase surveillance are misplaced, says our columnist.
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The Real Trouble With Cross-Border Payments
Blame governments, not technology, for costly and inefficient international payments. But private cryptocurrencies could help.
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Into the Money-verse: Central Banks Under Siege in 2028
It's 2028. Once-dominant sovereign currencies face intense competition. Meanwhile, someone is attacking the Fed's e-Gov platform.
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The Future of Money in the Multiverse
It's 2028 and central banks, Big Tech companies and the "deplatformed" are establishing their own worlds of digital money.
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Central Banks Had to Up Their Money Game This Year – And They Did
Faced by the rise of stablecoins and other blockchain experiments, central banks had to rethink their roles in the world this year.
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