Cryptodemocracy: how blockchain can radically expand democratic choice

[Together with Chris Berg and Aaron Lane this book is to be published in September 2019 with Lexington] A cryptodemocracy is cryptographically-secured collective choice infrastructure on which individuals coordinate their voting property rights. Drawing on economic and political theory, a cryptodemocracy is a more fluid and emergent form of collective choice. This book examines these … Continue reading Cryptodemocracy: how blockchain can radically expand democratic choice

For Tassie exporters, paper trail risks vital trust

[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. The State Government recently announced Brand Tasmania as a statutory body, tasked … Continue reading For Tassie exporters, paper trail risks vital trust

Blockchain and the manufacturing industry

[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 … Continue reading Blockchain and the manufacturing industry

International policy coordination for blockchain supply chains

[Together with Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson, Mikayla Novak and Jason Potts this peer reviewed journal article was published in Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies] From the adoption of the shipping container to coordinated trade liberalization, reductions in trade costs have propelled modern globalization. In this paper, we analyse the application of blockchain to reduce … Continue reading International policy coordination for blockchain supply chains

Why blockchain technology could be the key to solving the developing world’s biggest problems

[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. The court systems that service the bottom billion are unreliable or hard to access. The governments impose extractive taxation. The … Continue reading Why blockchain technology could be the key to solving the developing world’s biggest problems

Some economic consequences of the GDPR

[Together with Chris Berg, Alastair Berg, Brendan Markey-Towler and Jason Potts this peer reviewed journal article was published in Economics Bulletin] The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a wide ranging personal data protection regime of greater magnitude than any similar regulation previously in the EU, or elsewhere. In this paper, we outline how … Continue reading Some economic consequences of the GDPR

Blockchain: An entangled political economy approach

[Together with Chris Berg and Mikayla Novak this peer reviwed journal article was published in the Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice] his paper incorporates blockchain activities into the broader remit of entangled political economy theory, emphasising economic and other social phenomena as the emergent by-product of human interactions. Blockchains are a digital technology … Continue reading Blockchain: An entangled political economy approach

Some economic consequences of the GDPR

[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 … Continue reading Some economic consequences of the GDPR

Blockchains and the boundaries of self-organized economies: predictions for the future of banking

Together with Trent MacDonald and Jason Potts, this book chapter can be viewed here. This chapter uses economic theory to explore the implications of the blockchain technology on the future of banking. We apply an economic analysis of blockchains based on both new institutional economics and public choice economics. Our main focus is on the … Continue reading Blockchains and the boundaries of self-organized economies: predictions for the future of banking