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A few years ago, the Fed and the European Union central bank began accepting cryptocurrencies as virtual currencies. More recently, the Islamic Republic of Iran started preparing the use of cryptocurrencies as one of its legal payment methods. (...) Decentralized and autonomous, cryptocurrencies are governed by the users’ consensus over a set of rules. (...) The very nature of cryptocurrencies makes them a likely candidate for the next financial bubble.
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Score: 1453409.9 - https://www.un.org/development...s/policy/cryptocurrencies.html
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Sharma says that citizens of countries battling high inflation are likely to opt for cryptocurrency, because “with their paradigm of decentralization, cryptocurrencies offer an alternative to disastrous central bank policies.” (...) There will be government-issued cryptocurrencies in Africa in the near future, predicts Shireen Ramjoo, ceo of Liquid Crypto-Money, a South Africa-based cryptocurrency consulting firm. (...) There is also the fact that cryptocurrency can be used by criminals to funnel funds.
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Score: 1448994.9 - https://www.un.org/africarenew...e-next-frontier-cryptocurrency
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In addition, over the past few years we’ve seen the increased desire for donors to contribute using cryptocurrency and to see their donation used as cryptocurrency (ie. not have it converted to local fiat currency). (...) Furthermore, we wanted to create a set of tools that could be used not only at UNICEF, but at any organisation that is looking to interact with cryptocurrencies... enter Juniper.   Juniper is a set of tools to help public sector organisations use cryptocurrencies. They are a suite of web applications that have been created and validated by UNICEF and the cryptocurrency ecosystem. There is a visualisation website, a portfolio tool, and extensive research around the custodianship of cryptocurrencies.
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Score: 1445791.8 - https://www.unicef.org/innovation/stories/unicef-cryptofund
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Search Close Search UNICEF Fulltext search Max Press release UNICEF launches Cryptocurrency Fund UN Children’s agency becomes first UN Organization to hold and make transactions in cryptocurrency 10 October 2019 Available in: Bosanski/Hrvatski/Srpski English NEW YORK, 9 October 2019 – UNICEF will now be able to receive, hold and disburse donations of cryptocurrencies ether and bitcoin, through its newly-established UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund.  (...) Under the structure of the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund, contributions will be held in their cryptocurrency of contribution, and granted out in the same cryptocurrency.      (...) UNICEF national committees of USA , Australia and New Zealand also accept cryptocurrency. The launch of the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund is part of UNICEF’s ongoing work with blockchain technology.
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Score: 1433523.5 - https://www.unicef.org/bih/en/...f-launches-cryptocurrency-fund
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We have followed the technological evolution that is helping cryptocurrencies grow and looked at ways through which we could remain vigilant to the potential use of cryptocurrencies from a terrorist financing perspective. (...) But in the last couple of years, the use of cryptocurrencies has truly exploded around the world, with the current overall cryptocurrency market capitalization being over 2.8 trillion US dollars. (...) It is my hope that through discussions over the next two days, we will expand our knowledge on cryptocurrency financial flows and raise awareness on the evolving trend of using cryptocurrencies for terrorist purposes.
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Score: 1433430.9 - https://www.un.org/counterterr...ening_statement_crypto_cft.pdf
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Search Close Search UNICEF Fulltext search Max Press release UNICEF launches Cryptocurrency Fund UN Children’s agency becomes first UN Organization to hold and make transactions in cryptocurrency 08 October 2019 Available in: English Français Español NEW YORK, 9 October 2019 – UNICEF will now be able to receive, hold and disburse donations of cryptocurrencies ether and bitcoin, through its newly-established UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund.  (...) Under the structure of the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund, contributions will be held in their cryptocurrency of contribution, and granted out in the same cryptocurrency.      (...) UNICEF national committees of USA , Australia and New Zealand also accept cryptocurrency. The launch of the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund is part of UNICEF’s ongoing work with blockchain technology.
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Score: 1427842.8 - https://www.unicef.org/press-r...f-launches-cryptocurrency-fund
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Search Close Search UNICEF Fulltext search Max Press release UNICEF launches Cryptocurrency Fund UN Children’s agency becomes first UN Organization to hold and make transactions in cryptocurrency 09 October 2019 Available in: Türkçe English NEW YORK, 9 October 2019 –  UNICEF will now be able to receive, hold and disburse donations of cryptocurrencies ether and bitcoin, through its newly-established UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund.  (...) Under the structure of the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund, contributions will be held in their cryptocurrency of contribution, and granted out in the same cryptocurrency.      (...) UNICEF national committees of  USA ,  Australia  and  New Zealand  also accept cryptocurrency. The launch of the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund is part of UNICEF’s ongoing work with blockchain technology.
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Score: 1427842.8 - https://www.unicef.org/turkey/...f-launches-cryptocurrency-fund
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THE RECORDING OF CRYPTO ASSETS IN THE SYSTEM OF NATIONAL ACCOUNTS – AN UPDATE
However, cryptocurrencies may also be created by monetary authorities themselves. (...) Most cryptocurrencies can be bought with and directly converted into fiat currency on a wide array of cryptocurrency exchanges. 9. (...) Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency and since its introduction in 2009, several other cryptocurrencies have been created, commonly referred to as ‘altcoins’.
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Score: 1426367.2 - https://daccess-ods.un.org/acc...DS=ECE/CES/GE.20/2020/5&Lang=E
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“We have received both fiat currency through international bank transfer and cryptocurrency. We find the value transfer across jurisdictions much easier with cryptocurrency. Also with cryptocurrency funds the expense transactions are transparent and trustless.” (...) Overall, we should consider the amount of energy used by cryptocurrency compared to the global banking system.
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Score: 1419889.5 - https://www.unicef.org/innovat...sive-digitally-financed-future
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Digital Currency From cryptocurrencies to CBDCS 25 – 27 January 2022 https://itu.int/go/dc3c An event of the Digital Currency Global Initiative DC3 Conference What is the quantum computing threat to classic cryptography? The importance of classic cryptography • Various cryptographic primitives are foundational to DC Systems: • digital signature • public key encryption • key exchange / key agreement • Pre-quantum crypto algorithms depend on a very small number of hard problems for their security: • integer factorization • discrete log in a finite field • discrete log on an elliptic curve • We have called them hard problems, because we as mathematicians and computer scientists have not been able to construct algorithms for classical computers that can efficiently solve these problems in acceptable time frames The threat of quantum computers • Algorithms have already been designed that demonstrate that these problems are not hard for quantum computers • Quantum computers will break some of the classic cryptographic algorithms on which cryptocurrencies have been built • Quantum computing makes attacks against symmetric ciphers and hash functions easier • We must prepare now for a post-quantum world What would a viable quantum computer mean today to existing cryptocurrencies? High level perspective • Any cryptocurrency based on traditional cryptographic primitives that rely on classically hard problems would be at some level of serious risk • Ranking them would require an exhaustive technical deep dive, but there are things worth highlighting to help understand how nuanced the situation can be and how important it is that we prepare now Digital signatures based on elliptic curves • ECC-based digital signatures are pervasive in today’s cryptocurrencies • An attacker today with a viable quantum computer could forge digital signatures given a public key. • Cryptocurrencies that expose public keys would face issues such as forging the signatures that authorize spending one’s digital currency • Simply put: a catastrophic situation • Cryptocurrencies that do not expose public keys – for example via a one-way hash of the public key – have a much different exposure • But risk is generally still there somewhere, as there are still situations in which the actual public key must be exposed and used • Cycling key pairs after use can be used as a way to limit exposure of public keys Proof-of-work based on hash function • Anyone with access to viable quantum computers has an immediate advantage over those who do not • Cryptocurrencies that are mined based on proof-of-work would face certain parties having a significant advantage over others • The worst case would be a successful 51% attack that gains control of the cryptocurrency’s blockchain What’s the message?
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Score: 1409526.4 - https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/W.../0125/Documents/Paul_Lloyd.pdf
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