Communism crippled the Soviet Union’s satellite states during the 20th century, but when the USSR fell, one country was quickest to move to capitalism: Poland. More than 30 years later, the results are in: Poland is outperforming its neighbors economically and socially. That much was evident in the way it has recovered from the global […]
Here in Episode 4 of our series on Blockchain Economics, Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, will walk you through Hayek’s elegantly simple proposal: make private individuals and businesses free to offer their own money to compete with that of the government.
Bitcoin is a serious and direct threat to governments’ power to control and print money. So, politicians and bureaucrats are building Bitcoin into the ultimate boogeyman. It “puts the financial system at the whims of some shadowy group of super-coders,” said Senator Elizabeth Warren. Then there’s the narrative — pushed by British newspaper The Guardian […]
Smart Contracts are an important part of blockchain technology. In this video, we will explain what do we mean by contracts and how they can be complete and incomplete, and why the blockchain is a fantastic technology to accomplish reduction of transaction costs.
Bitcoin and other crypto have put a lot of pressure on governments. They just can’t ignore it anymore. Some have tried really hard to control it (like China), others have embraced it completely, like El Salvador, which just legalized bitcoin as legal tender. In this video, we explore examples of obstacles some countries put on […]
In 2021, Bitcoin hit the impressive mark of $1 trillion in market cap, and all cryptocurrencies nowadays sum over $2.3 trillion. This is an amazing accomplishment over a decade. But why do we need cryptocurrencies? What are altcoins?
In this video, part of the Blockchain Economics course of SFL Academy, we explain some of the most used cryptos and why so many more are being created every day.
Following the conversation with Eline Chivot, the senior adviser on digital policy at the European People’s Party and a former senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation, about data protection and innovation, we asked her why data is so important to innovation in a digital economy, and what happens when the flow between companies and users is interrupted by governments.
On November 4th, 2020, Students For Liberty hosted a conversation with Eline Chivot, the senior adviser on digital policy at the European People’s Party and a former senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation, on Data Protection and Innovation.
These are the highlights of the event, which focused on the theme of innovation in the digital economy, and the role of data protection policies in the European Union. In recent years, the debate around balancing digital privacy and innovation has gained significant prominence, especially in light of the European Union’s GDPR policy implemented in 2018. The debate is expected to continue further, given the increasing rise of AI amid many barriers to innovation.