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FINANCE

Stablecoins: The First Blockchain Consumer Product

With volatility often cited as one of the greatest barriers to cryptoasset adoption, stable-value coins pegged to common units of account such United States dollars…
INCLUSIVENESS

DNA and the Globalization of Humanity

Regardless of how an individual racially or ethnically self-identifies, they will see a DNA test result showing multiple divisions in their bloodline, simplified by many…
ENVIRONMENT

A Fair Society or a Fare Society?

The current linear economic model—also known as “take, make, and dispose”—is often criticized for the high pressure it puts on the environment, leading to pollution…
DEMOCRACY

Trolls for Sale in the World’s Social Media Capital

Following shocking revelations in the wake of the Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s election, the terms “fake news factories” and “troll armies” entered the global…
DEMOCRACY

Facebook is Hurting Democracy in Myanmar

Politicians and regulators are focusing on how social media can be used as a weapon in polls. But Facebook undermines other parts of representative democracy,…
DEMOCRACY

Anti-Fake News Remedies Worse than the Disease in Asia

Asia is the new battleground for the digitization of elections and social media use. Social networking platforms are remaking the idea of what is public…
HEALTH

The New Tech of Epidemic Surveillance: A Magic Bullet?

An unmanned aerial vehicle soars above the land, on a mission to deliver blood to a remote health center. High-resolution satellite imagery is analyzed for…
FINTECH

Blockchain in China: Tussle Between Control and Openness

Over the past few years, China has become a global leader in cryptocurrencies. At a peak point, China was home to approximately three-quarters of global…
INDUSTRY

Cloned Food on Your Plate?

In the last few decades, animal cloning has been hotly discussed in key economic sectors such as the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. More and more…
INDUSTRY

Rise of East Asia in the Global Innovation Index

What makes a country innovative? One of the many ways to delve into this question is via the Global Innovation Index (GII) report, which I…
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