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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...

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...

Digital currencies and Hayek’s denationalization of money

Private currencies have always played an important role in the history of money. In the United States, for example, it was estimated that 8,000...

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Technology and privacy – Is the GDPR already out of date?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

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 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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Monetary policy at the edge of QE

The world of economic policy, monetary and fiscal, is the realm of fooling ourselves into believing that, when everything else fails, there is a...

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,...

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...

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...
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