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Mr. Putin, Tear Down This Crypto Wall

– September 11, 2017

Some might expect that the current Russian regime would do everything it could to ban cryptocurrencies and hope they go away, but Russia’s response appears to be more complex and perhaps self-contradictory.

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Ball and Blockchain: Company Marrying Gold to Cryptocurrencies

– September 5, 2017

A company is trying to bring the calming influence of gold to the Wild West frontier of cryptocurrencies

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Might a Bitcoin Standard Be Good as Gold on Price Levels, Exchange Rates?

– September 5, 2017

A monetary standard based on Bitcoin, a digital currency, would act something like the gold standard in making price levels more predictable and stabilizing exchange rates but would likely be undone by politicians and central bankers.

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1.8 Trillion Reasons Why Banning Cash Will Never Work

– August 28, 2017

When governments try to ban the free exchange of goods and services, markets tend to make them look silly.

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Blockchain and Banking, Part Two

– August 22, 2017

Part 2 of our look at ways banks and financial institutions can use emerging blockchain technology.

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Self-Governance Could Be the Answer for Initial Coin Offerings

– August 21, 2017

The rise of blockchain technology and associated cryptocurrencies is creating both exciting funding opportunities for young companies and potential regulatory battlegrounds.

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Smart Contracts as Pre-Commitment Devices on a Blockchain

– August 18, 2017

Smart contracts are highly useful in many cases where contracting parties lack a strong ex post enforcement mechanism (like a court system) and need to pre-commit to not defrauding or otherwise taking advantage of each other when executing a contract.

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Blockchain and Banking, Part One

– August 16, 2017

Banks are starting to look more closely at how they can use blockchain technology.

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New Developments on Blockchain Gold

– August 14, 2017

Royal Mint Gold could allow individual investors to own and trade gold with far greater efficiency than is currently the case.

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Why a “Blockchain Bubble” Might Be a Good Thing

– July 31, 2017

Some types of bubbles can have long-term economic benefits.

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Initial Coin Offerings Going Way Beyond Small Change

– July 27, 2017

Trends in crowdfunding and cryptocurrencies are converging into a mechanism catapulting cash-poor young companies and fashioning a new financing landscape.

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