Smart Contract

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...
GDPR

Technology and privacy – Is the GDPR already out of date?

Nothing challenges the effectiveness of privacy laws like technological innovation. As the volume of data being generated about individuals increases, technology is making it...

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank launches world’s first central bank-backed digital currency using blockchain technology

On Feb. 21, 2019, history was made at the Easter Caribbean Central Bank headquarters in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, when a watershed contract...

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...

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....

Modern Monetary Theory

In its publication Global Sustainable Development Report 2019, the United Nations includes a section called Governance of Economic Transition. Its official purpose is to...

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...

TransferWise is Skype of fintech by making international transfers faster and cheaper

TransferWise is a financial technology company offering international money transfer services. Two Estonians, Kristo Käärmann and Taavet Hinrikus, founded the company in 2011 in...

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...
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Anguilla announces world’s first blockchain utility token offering registration process

On May 4, 2018, the Anguilla House of Assembly enacted the Anguilla Utility Token Offering Act, which provides for the registration of issuers of...

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...
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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...

Crypto renaissance – An introduction to initial coin offerings and the importance of blockchain...

Throughout history, new technologies have come along that quite literally change everything. One of the earliest examples is the study of astronomy which, dovetailed...

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...

A modest proposal: Helicopter money and pension reform

It is possible to fix the bankrupt Social Security System and the Federal Reserve’s failure to achieve its inflation target painlessly. Yes, really. The Fed...

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...

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 fallacy of banning cash

Mutually beneficial exchange is the central element of economic freedom, and it extends to the right to choose a preferred medium of exchange. For...

Blockchain innovation and fee structure implications for private investment funds

The traditional 2/20 fee structure of private investment funds has come increasingly under pressure in the last ten years. While market factors help explain...
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Opportunities for crypto-havens to capture business

Blockchain technology is set to drive a new era of global public policy competition. In May 2018, the premier of Bermuda, David Burt, announced...
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