STATEMENT RELEASE: James Madison Institute Releases New Report On Expanding Regulatory Sandboxes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2021 CONTACT: Emerson W. George 850-320-3803 emerson@jamesmadison.org   JAMES MADISON INSTITUTE RELEASES NEW REPORT ON EXPANDING REGULATORY SANDBOXES TALLAHASSEE – A new report from The James Madison Institute’s Center for Technology and Innovation entitled “Expanding Regulatory Sandboxes to Fast-Track Innovation” examines how Florida legislators can [...]

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Expanding Regulatory Sandboxes to Fast-Track Innovation

By Andrea O’Sullivan, Director of the Center for Technology and Innovation, The James Madison Institute Click here to read "Expanding Regulatory Sandboxes to Fast-Track Innovation" As policymakers seek to boost innovation within their borders, forward-looking national and regional governments have embraced “regulatory sandboxes” as a means to afford a market-centered [...]

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What Tech Policies Should We Expect from the Biden Administration?

Some trends to look for over the next four years As the drama of the Trump administration lame duck period fades and the impressive number of troops stationed at our nation's capitol shuffle back to their respective states, the Biden administration is up and running for its first 100 days [...]

By |2021-01-26T12:29:46-04:00January 26th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on What Tech Policies Should We Expect from the Biden Administration?

Proposed Banking Rule Change Would Upend Oppressive ‘Operation Chokepoint’ Tactics

By: Andrea O'Sullivan December 8, 2020 Financial access can make or break anyone in America. Being cut off from our payment systems is a bit like being unpersoned: Large swathes of the economy are suddenly out of reach while financial futures darken. Controlling financial access is a great way to control [...]

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Feds Propose Even More Surveillance of Your Banking Habits

By: Andrea O'Sullivan November 17, 2020 It is remarkable just how unremarkable America's massive financial surveillance system has become to most people. Americans were rightly outraged when Edward Snowden revealed the government's widespread spying campaigns on online communications. Yet every day, our financial transactions are subject to similar scrutiny. The programs aren't even secret: you [...]

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Surprise: DOJ Is Not a Big Fan of Privacy-Preserving Cryptocurrencies

By: Andrea O'Sullivan October 27, 2020 The Department of Justice has been busy thinking about how to deal with cryptographic technologies. This past month, DOJ has issued two major statements on privacy-preserving tech, one of them an international rallying cry to build government backdoors into secure communications and the other a "clarification" [...]

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Big Tech Is Just the Beginning: House Dems Seek Major Changes to Antitrust Law

Last week, Democrats on the House Subcommittee on Antitrust released their much-ballyhooed report on competition in tech to great fanfare. It's a beast of a crie de couer, clocking in at 449 meandering pages of disputations on the power (but not so much the efficacy) of big tech companies. To absolutely no one's surprise, [...]

By |2020-10-13T11:57:34-04:00October 13th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Big Tech Is Just the Beginning: House Dems Seek Major Changes to Antitrust Law

Innovators Are Crafting Decentralized Social Media Alternatives. Will App Stores Pull Them Down?

By: Andrea O'Sullivan September 9, 2020 Innovation is the best critique. Anyone can sit around and complain about something they don't like. If you have power and influence, you might even be able to get the government to do what you want—for better or worse. But building something that makes [...]

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Florida Should Be Leading the Way for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolutions

August 25, 2020 By: Senator Jeff Brandes There is a financial technology (fintech) revolution happening, and it is time for Florida to lead. One exciting aspect of this revolution has been the introduction of blockchain technologies and the growing use of cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, are peer-to-peer electronic cash payment [...]

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Study: Florida could be the next Wyoming in tapping into $100B Bitcoin market

(The Center Square) – If Florida lawmakers tweak the state’s money transmission regulations and adopt several relatively minor financial technology (fintech) measures, the Sunshine State could become the next Wyoming in capitalizing on the $100 billion global Bitcoin market. “Florida can and should become a leader in the advancement of [...]

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