Category Archives: Cryptoeconomics

Mentioned in dispatches

The Guardian has published a very nice puff-piece today on the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub. There are no suggestions the Blockchain Innovation Hub or any of its researchers have acted improperly or were not entitled to the grants. Ah yes. … Continue reading

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An information problem not a supply problem

“I think it’s not even a message, it is the reality, really we in Australia we are very lucky because we have a world class supply chain we have world class producers of food and produce and we really have … Continue reading

Posted in Cryptoeconomics, Economics and economy, Market Economy | 52 Comments

The future of money and trade

  Early version of the paper is here. As blockchain technology is adopted into modern economies, the underlying institutional protocols will evolve. In this paper, we set out the reasoning behind how this will likely take us to an economy … Continue reading

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Some light reading over summer

From the latest issue of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization: In this paper, we examine an alternative perspective: an exchange view of intellectual property and intellectual property rights. We relax the standard assumption of a benevolent government simply … Continue reading

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Aliens, James Packer’s vault, trouser pockets, the NBN?

An interesting mystery: Why Is the World’s Cash Disappearing? Banks Are Asking, But No One Seems to Know. “… there are approximately 51,104,400,000 Australian dollars floating around out there, somewhere.” Distrust of banks, fear of economic collapse and wariness of … Continue reading

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Arnold Kling on Facebook detractors

The great Arnold Kling asks the question: I am sick of reading about people who want to regulate Facebook. You didn’t come up with the idea. You didn’t build the business. Now that it’s here, who the heck do you … Continue reading

Posted in Cryptoeconomics, Economics and economy | 26 Comments

Government funding worthwhile research

From the Australian Research Council announcement: This project aims to analyse the impact of cryptocurrency technology on taxation and the provision of public goods in Australia. The project will identify the historical relationship between money technologies and public finance, examine … Continue reading

Posted in Cryptoeconomics, Economics and economy | 4 Comments

Patrick Byrne on Blockchain

An alarmingly long interview that is engrossing from the go get, busy cats can go straight to 25 minutes for the blockchain story and how it addresses the great problem of liberal politics – the corruption of institutions when they … Continue reading

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The taxation of ICOs

There is a new report out sponsored by Blockchain Australia and the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub. From the preface: Australian entrepreneurs are suffering from a lack of access to venture capital, putting at risk our future economy and competitiveness. Funding … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Tucker: Why the Moral Panic Over the Libra?

Bitcoin was invented eleven years ago this month with the release of the famous white paper by Satoshi Nakamoto. The little crypto that could has rocked the world financial order, not only because of its high performing price  – with … Continue reading

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