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Michael B. Greenwald

Michael B. Greenwald is a senior executive for Amazon Web Services, serving as the global lead for Digital Assets and Financial Innovation. Michael also serves as a representative member for AWS of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Technology Advisory Committee, and directs a digital asset capstone program at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Michael previously was a managing director and director of digital asset education for Tiedemann Advisors. He also served as the first U.S. Treasury attaché to Qatar and Kuwait, acting as the principal liaison to the banking sector in those nations from 2010-2017. He holds a J.D. from Boston University, a master’s degree from Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, and a B.A. in history from George Washington University.

August 2023

How the art world is embracing technology in the digital age: Opinion

From forays into the metaverse to blockchain-based sales and financing, the fine art world is now at the forefront of profound technological change.

February 2023

Why the cloud will be critical to US competitiveness in world finance

The future global financial system will be reliant on the cloud, especially when it comes to CBDCs and stablecoins, writes Michael Greenwald and Logan Weber.

March 2022

Can crypto cushion Russia from the pain of sanctions?

War-mongering Russia is finding itself increasingly isolated. What if the rogue state tries to regain its financial footing via cryptocurrency?

February 2022

Why digital assets are poised to disrupt philanthropy

Charitable giving in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is growing by leaps and bounds. Michael B. Greenwald and Logan Weber explain the risks and benefits.

October 2021

2021 is a banner year for NFTs. Here’s what you need to know

The NFT boom is transforming the art world, writes Laura Ballman and Michael Greenwald. Collectors would be wise to learn all they can about this new technology.

September 2021

How central banks are wielding blockchain in soft power competition

China’s crypto ban is part of a global battle over freedom and ideology, writes Michael B. Greenwald. How can the US lead the world in a different path?

Imagining a global digital wallet and the future it can hold

As governments and citizens embrace digital currencies of all kinds, from Bitcoin to CBDCs, here’s what the world and daily life could look like.