Category Archives: Cryptoeconomics

Happy Satoshi Day

Today 10 years ago the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto published his Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System whitepaper. To find out what it all means – read The Blockchain Economy: A beginner’s guide to institutional cryptoeconomics.  

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Blockchain 101

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Felipe Lungov: Creative Destruction in the App Market

One of the key features of any free market is that the main players are always rotating. No one stays on top forever. Mark Perry shows that only 53 companies that featured in the Fortune 500 list in 1955 are … Continue reading

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Iain Murray: The Platform Economy Can Change the World

Today, the Competitive Enterprise Institute launches its new video about the platform economy. Platforms are an ancient way of doing business—think of matchmakers, city fairs, and town markets—that bring together two or more parties to make economic transactions. Today, digital … Continue reading

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If only there was a technology that could solve this problem II

I’ve been having a bit of fun at the expense of the government’s My Health Record fiasco. To be fair, I did have some inside information. RMIT University and DB Results have announced a major industry partnership to pioneer innovative … Continue reading

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You are a slave to the state

As technology enhances the state’s capacity to surveil its citizens it is becoming more and more apparent what relationship we have vis-a-vis the state. This is especially so in the modern welfare state. The logic is as follows: the state pays … Continue reading

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Tim Worstall: Automation Isn’t Nearly as Disruptive as You Might Think

Another day, another bloodcurdling report about how robots are going to steal all our jobs and smash all that is holy about the dignity of work. This time it’s from PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and they tell us that by the 2040s some 30 percent … Continue reading

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If only there was a technology that could solve this problem …

PVO in The Australian: Consumers won’t know who has seen their records, or when. The system doesn’t even have the capacity to track the online ­accessing of information by individuals within organisations. In other words, you’ll know a particular hospital … Continue reading

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The rational crypto-expectations revolution

My RMIT colleagues Chris Berg, Jason Potts and I have a new idea up as a Medium post looking at money. ~~*~~ Will governments adopt their own cryptocurrencies? No. Will cryptocurrencies affect government currencies? Yes. In fact, cryptocurrencies will make … Continue reading

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New Economy Infrastructure for Philanthropy and Social Good

The RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub and Blockchain Philanthropy Foundation is hosting a full day conference on Blockchains and Philanthropy. The objective is to explore new blockchain technology and how it provides new economic infrastructure and business models for the charity and philanthropy sector. The event will cover topics … Continue reading

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