Volume 20

CONtroversy in Health Care: A Hard Look at North Carolina’s Certificate of Need Laws

As health care costs continue to rise in the United States, patients are frequently exposed to unaffordable and unpredictable medical bills. In North Carolina, diagnostic imaging services such as MRI scans can cost patients more than a month’s income. In response to this, physicians like Dr. Singh of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, have attempted to part

Cryptocurrency Mining: The Challenges it Faces and How New Regulations Can Help

The prevalence and importance of cryptocurrency has significantly increased since the introduction of Bitcoin just over ten years ago. Today, there are over 1,000 different cryptocurrencies, and recently the combined market capitalization of these cryptocurrencies peaked at over 750 billion dollars. A critical component of any cryptocurrency is the transaction verification through mining. However, cryptocurrency

Out-Teching Products Liability: Reviving Strict Products Liability in an Age of Amazon

From humble beginnings as an internet start-up in the mid– 1990s, Amazon has transformed itself into the prodigious and omnipresent e-commerce Leviathan of the early twenty-first century, cashing in on a society and economy increasingly comfortable with — and dependent on — technology-based services. In addition to its recent forays into brick-and-mortar grocery stores, film and television production, fast-fashion,

Blockchain Havens and the Need for Their Internationally-Coordinated Regulation

This paper describes the rise of a new form of regulatory havens. Jurisdictions that have traditionally been characterized as “tax havens” are gradually becoming hubs for blockchain-based ventures. These jurisdictions attract blockchain entrepreneurs by offering refuge from regulatory and tax burdens imposed by developed economies. These new “Blockchain Havens” create a regulatory “race to the

The Building Blocks of the Blockchain

Blockchain. The term is ubiquitous—it’s going to protect everyone’s data, provide the backbone of every supply chain, make every contract smart, and so much more. But what is blockchain, actually? And can it really do all of this? (No.) This article is for those who want to learn the basics about this technology. I will

The Patent Option

There is a shift in the shape of intellectual property tools used to strengthen and lengthen the right of pharmaceutical companies to exclude others from making and marketing their products. Patents have traditionally been the tool of choice. Over the past two decades, however, pharmaceutical companies have increased their degree of reliance on a right

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