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May
20

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,

May
20

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

May
20

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

Apr
26

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

Feb
04

The advent of Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency has left a permanent mark on the world as we know it, regardless of what percentage of the populace will ever touch or comprehend cryptocurrency in its lifetime. Thanks to the advent of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency has given rise to expedited international exchanges, increased protection of

Feb
04

This year, the state government of Quintana Roo, Mexico, the Nature Conservancy, and the reinsurance company, Swiss Re, created the first parametric insurance policy to be taken out on a natural resource; the Mesoamerican Reef. This innovative policy creates a technology-based approach to establishing economically viable environmental conservation by assigning a quantitative value to a

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