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This opening episode of a crypto-themed UNAJUA Series featuring Ronit Ghose takes a close look at how blockchain tech is (re)shaping the global financial services industry.

In this podcast, Ronit answers the question, Will blockchain-enabled fintech solutions disrupt incumbent financial institutions? He'll speak to some of the most significant geopolitical policy shifts shaping how incumbent financial institutions are thinking about blockchain tech adoption/deployment and cite some of the more notable experiments, pilots, and policy work happening around Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).

Ronit Ghose is the Global Head of Banking, Fintech and Digital Assets for Citi Global Insights (Citi Group). Ronit is also the lead author of the Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions (Citi GPS) insights platform. He advises Pan-African VC, Launch Africa Ventures and talent search startup Remotexec, and sits on the advisory board of the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE).

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USEFUL RESOURCES:

REPORT: Future of Money by Ronit Ghose, Judy Zhang, Kaiwan Master, Ronak S. Shah & Yafei Tian (Citi Group)
ARTICLE: Blockchain Technology Defined by Built in Beta
ARTICLE: Blockchain Explained by Luke Conway (Investopedia)
RESEARCH PAPER: Designing a blockchain enabled supply chain by Yingli Wang, Catherine Huirong Chen & Ahmed Zghari-Sales (Internal Journal of Production Research)
ARTICLE: Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, blockchain... So what does it all mean? by PWC
ARTICLE: Cryptocurrency Regulations Around The World by Comply Advantage
ARTICLE: Cryptocurrency Regulations Around the World by Timothy Smith (Investopedia)
ARTICLE: Crypto-currency adoption in Africa: The ups and downs by Eugene Yiga (Africa Renewal -United Nations)
ARTICLE: Africa’s crypto market has grown by $105.6 billion in the last year by Tim Fries (World Economic Forum)

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