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As we speak, the island of Malta’s PR machine is in overdrive. Late last month, the Maltese Parliament unanimously voted into law three cryptocurrency and blockchain bills, creating a comprehensive legal framework in support of the industry.
Amid Americans’ growing mistrust in government, some see the potential for blockchain-based peer-to-peer and crowd-funded charity to replace government welfare. Have we learned nothing from the well-publicized onslaught of data privacy breaches and the growing economic divide?
On June 12, US legislators introduced the FIND bill, which proposes a study on how virtual currencies are being used to buy, sell, and facilitate sex and drug trafficking. If it passes, let’s hope the study is carried out with more nuance than previous legislation aimed at sex trafficking.
It was revealed that the Reserve Bank of India had no research-based justification for initiating its banking ban against cryptocurrency businesses. Was the ban influenced by prejudicial decision-making or negative press?
In the last year, initial coin offerings attracted billions of dollars in cryptocurrency capital from retail investors. Some folks have hailed ICOs as democratizing startup investment opportunities, but the system is not without its flaws.
Developers for Ethereum Classic, a vestigial chain in the cryptocurrency community, have reportedly eliminated the network’s ‘difficulty bomb,’ an original feature of the Ethereum blockchain intended to make proof-of-work mining more challenging.
Excited neophytes think that so-called “smart” contracts may be a panacea for all transactional or data management activities that take place in a developing technological ecosystem. It’s a mistaken assumption, but still a noble goal that could yield unexpected dividends.
This week, a distinguished panel of central bankers and academics gathered at the Brookings Institution to discuss the vast implications of digital currencies on the banks that make the world go ‘round.
J. Christopher Giancarlo’s recent speech at Vanderbilt University Law School underlined “the relevance of a principles-based approach to legal education” that is built into the architecture of decentralized networks of distributed wealth and power. He pointed out that millennials and Gen Z expect change to be “driven by technological disintermediation of distrusted institutions.”
Time to take a good look at those privacy settings — and also to push for further development of Ethereum's data storage layer. If anyone's going to control our identities on the coming Web 3.0, it should be us.