Mervyn King: ‘The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future ...

Lord Mervyn King served as the governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013, giving him a ringside seat to the financial...

The world’s reserve currency

What is a reserve currency? A reserve currency is a currency that governments hold in their foreign exchange reserves to settle international claims and...
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Get it while you can: Crypto-friendly jurisdictions must move fast

Cryptocurrencies have excited many people for many different reasons. Techno-libertarians aim to free people from fallible politicians and central bankers who distort the economy. Techno-geeks...
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Taking on tokenization

You cannot avoid it. Everywhere you turn, people are talking about cryptocurrency, investing in cryptocurrency, debating the future of cryptocurrency. You cannot walk down...
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Modern Monetary Theory — a critique

So called Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) has become popular with Green New Dealers because it claims to remove or at least loosen traditional constraints...

Facebook’s Libra – a community of 2.4 billion potential customers

Stepping away from right-wing regulatory gatekeepers and left-wing crypto-anarchists, Facebook’s Libra has something for all of us in the middle. Let’s face it, it...

Prepare for the rise of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies

I recently had the distinct pleasure of being on a panel discussion that revolved around the topic of de-risking of Caribbean banking sectors and...

The benefits of secured transactions reform

One of the most promising international commercial developments in recent years has been the increasing adoption, especially by developing countries, of modern secured transactions...

Blockchain innovation in private investment funds – Europe vs. United States

The disruptive properties of Blockchain technology have the potential to transform a significant part of the financial services sector. Blockchain is a distributed database...

Can U.S. regulators do fintech?

In a recent speech, Commissioner Hester Peirce from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) admonished financial regulators against behaving like “helicopter parents,” treating...

It will be better

Is productivity growth really slowing down?  There appears to have been a sharp drop in the annual rate of productivity growth in the U.S....

Full transparency: Why offshore financial centers and cryptocurrencies have more in common than you...

Cryptocurrencies have a lot in common with offshore financial centers. Those of you who live offshore may despise this notion, and those of you...

The top 25 Initial Coin Offering jurisdictions and their comparative regulatory responses

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) provide unprecedented liquidity and efficiency for capital formation while minimizing transaction cost. While ICOs have historically allowed primarily crypto start-ups,...

Learning from the present: What financial economics tells us about bitcoin

The ongoing saga of ever-rising market valuations for cryptocurrencies, has captured pages and pages of mainstream news and attracted millions of new investors. If...

The future of money: How cryptocurrencies with real backing will become the ultimate disruptive...

The world has been plagued by endless fluctuating exchange rates between countries and persistent and highly variable rates of inflation ever since the major...

Building blocks for ICOs in the Cayman Islands

Many established and aspiring enterprises have been exploring the use of initial coin offerings (ICOs) to raise funds and encourage the development of software...
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Crypto transaction dispute resolution

The rapid evolution of anonymous, autonomous, and distributed blockchain-based smart contracting creates friction and enforceability issues with existing legal and jurisdictional principles, calling the...

Giving users control of their personal data

Any social media user knows the drill. Posting, sharing, liking or uploading any personal information to websites these days is now done with some...

The Internet of Payments and the future of banking: Crisis and opportunity

Imagine a world where your washing machine can recognize it needs more detergent and orders it for you. Now imagine a world where your...

Cryptocurrencies: Beyond fear and hype

This September will mark the tenth anniversary of the last financial crash. In October, another equally longstanding development will celebrate its first decade: Bitcoin,...
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