[This article was published at Policy Forum]
Blockchain technology offers several benefits for the world’s industries and supply chains, but as investment grows, there must be a simultaneous increase in robust international policy coordination, Darcy Allen writes.
Blockchain technology will bring the next wave of globalisation by radically upgrading the world’s trade infrastructure. Continue reading
[This article was published in the Hobart Mercury]
Tasmania’s producers are perfectly placed to receive higher export prices by taking advantage of blockchain technology.
Applying blockchain to Tasmanian supply chains will deliver more trustworthy information to consumers, boosting prices of high-quality super-premium exports. Continue reading
[Together with Chris Berg and Jason Potts this article was published in the Australian Technology Manufacturing Magazine]
Bitcoin was invented in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto as a censorship-resistant cryptocurrency built for the internet. With regular fiat money centralised bodies such as banks and governments control the records of who owns what. For bitcoin those records are held in a decentralised blockchain. Blockchains are updated and maintained by a decentralised network. To ensure the transactions and records are correct, economic incentives to continually drive the blockchain network towards consensus. Continue reading
[Together with Chris Berg this article was published at FEE.org]
The core of the free market explanation for global poverty is simple and compelling: much of the world’s poor are poor because of institutional failure. Continue reading
[Together with Alastair Berg and Brendan Markey-Towler this article was published at Machine Lawyering]
As goods move from producers to consumers, information about those goods must travel with them. Where did a product come from? Is this wine fake? How fresh is this lobster? Modern supply chains, however, are remarkably long and complex. This complexity makes it costly to produce trusted information about goods. Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies are poised to help lower information costs, potentially expanding and reshaping global trade. Continue reading
[This article was published in the IPA Review]
It is time for a new approach to red tape reduction. Governments seeking to systematically reduce red tape need a metric by which they can measure their success or failure. Continue reading
[Together with Alastair Berg, Chris Berg and Jason Potts this article was published at Cryptoeconomics Australia]
At the end of May 2018, the most far reaching data protection and privacy regime ever seen will come into effect. Although the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European law, it will have a global impact. There are likely to be some unintended consequences of the GDPR. Continue reading