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A worker from Hope House, an organization that sponsors the use of cryptocurrencies on El Zonte beach, makes a purchase at a small shop that accepts bitcoins, in Tamanique, El Salvador, June 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

Cryptocurrencies are in crisis, but they are not going to disappear

An expert in the field of cryptocurrencies answers the question: Is crypto really here to stay or is it just a fad?
The cryptocurrency exchange FTX fell from a multibillion-dollar company to bankruptcy in less than a week. NurPhoto via Getty Images

Dramatic collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX contains lessons for investors but won’t affect most people

Even though some traditional financial firms parked millions in the bankrupt company – once valued at $30 billion – the impact of FTX’s spectacular crash is limited to crypto investors
The growth of Islamic banks provides Muslims living in North America with options that reflect their beliefs. (Shutterstock)

Islamic finance provides an alternative to debt-based systems

Shariah law informs financial contracts and credit systems, and the growth of Islamic financing options provides an alternative to current debt-based banking systems.
Kristalina Georgieva, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, speaking in Senegal in 2019. Photo by Seyllou/AFP via Getty Images

When the IMF comes to town: why they visit and what to watch out for

The IMF sends its staff on two types of mission to member countries: to assess the state of the country’s macro economy or to assess the need for financial support.
Why have women lagged behind in finance, while their numbers grow in other professions? MoMo Productions/DigitalVision via Getty Images

How to reduce investing’s gender gap: try talking about ethics

Many factors influence women’s underrepresentation in investment careers. One that isn’t often discussed: their concerns about ethics.

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