Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

Third in Blockchain Research

It’s nice to be recognised. While dozens of universities around the world have dedicated time and resources to the study of cryptoeconomics and blockchain technology, there are a few which dominate the research landscape. These select institutions stand out because … Continue reading

Posted in Cryptoeconomics | 8 Comments

I’m about to be arrested

I just received a phone call from the ATO advising me that I needed to make an immediate payment to avoid arrest. This is a scam – the ATO would never call in advance. They would just come and arrest … Continue reading

Posted in Gratuitous Advertising, Rule of law, Taking out the trash, Taxation | 39 Comments

Tuesday Forum: June 25, 2019

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Q&A Forum: June 24, 2019

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“Libra must be stopped”

There is an op-ed in the Weekend AFR by Katharina Pistor arguing against Facebook’s Libra project. Silence in response to Facebook’s announcement this week is tantamount to endorsing its dangerous new venture. Governments must not allow private, profit-seeking parties to put … Continue reading

Posted in Cryptoeconomics | 7 Comments

Open Forum: June 22, 2019

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A Libra conversation: Cowen and Catalini

Tyler Cowen asked some questions about Libra and Christian Catalini replied. ~~++~~ 1. The Libra will be backed by a bundle of pretty safe, pretty mainstream assets (I don’t know which ones).  It is presented as one hundred percent reserve, … Continue reading

Posted in Cryptoeconomics | 9 Comments

Facebook’s great monetary revolution

Chris Berg, Jason Potts and I had an op-ed in the AFR this morning. ~+~ With its new digital money, Libra, a Facebook-led global consortium has created the world’s first private international reserve currency. Announced Wednesday, this is no small thing. … Continue reading

Posted in Cryptoeconomics | 45 Comments

Tuesday Forum: June 18, 2018

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Q&A Forum: June 17, 2019

Posted in Open Forum | 196 Comments