Securities Regulations Shackle U.S. Cryptocurrency Industry

ANDREA O'SULLIVAN September 14, 2021 Cryptocurrency is far from unregulated. In the United States, it is often overregulated. This is a big enough problem when the rules are too numerous or onerous. But to make matters worse, the rules can also be vague. And as a cherry on top, regulating agencies may [...]

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The Taliban Is No Excuse To Crack Down On Secure Tech

ANDREA O'SULLIVAN  August 8, 2021  There are a lot of ways to look at the collapse of the U.S.-backed Afghanistan government into the hands of the ever-patient Taliban. It's a pathetic and predictable end to decades of wasteful war-driven nation-building in a faraway steppe. On a deeper level, it illustrates the limits of imposing liberalism [...]

By |2021-08-24T12:11:34-04:00August 24th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on The Taliban Is No Excuse To Crack Down On Secure Tech

How A Sneaky Crypto Crackdown Plot Blew Up the Infrastructure Bill

How A Sneaky Crypto Crackdown Plot Blew Up the Infrastructure Bill Cryptocurrency advocates fight back against major government overreach. There's a lot to dislike about the so-called "infrastructure bill." It's a trillion-dollar spending package in a time of creeping inflation. Much of it has nothing to do with "infrastructure" at [...]

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Permissionless Innovation: A Pro-Growth Policy Vision and Plan for Florida

Click here to read the full PDF  By Andrea O’Sullivan Director, Center for Technology and Innovation, The James Madison Institute Florida has the ingredients and appetite to be a leader in technology and innovation. We have a reasonable tax system and well-managed government. We have a large population of high-skilled [...]

By |2021-07-13T09:44:45-04:00July 13th, 2021|Publications|Comments Off on Permissionless Innovation: A Pro-Growth Policy Vision and Plan for Florida

STATEMENT RELEASE: James Madison Institute Opposes Government Control of Broadband

Today, James Madison Institute joined a coalition of market-oriented organizations in expressing opposition to federal policies that would increase government control of broadband in the name of closing the digital divide. Andrea O’Sullivan, Director of JMI's Center for Technology and Innovation, offered the following comment: “Bridging the digital divide is [...]

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No, the federal seizure of Colonial Pipeline ransomware payments did not ‘break’ Bitcoin

By Andrea O'Sullivan Whenever Bitcoin makes news, there is usually a good amount of confusion amid the headlines. This is the case with the recent story about the Colonial Pipeline ransomware hack. It is fantastic that pipeline billing operations have since resumed, and that federal agents have recovered much of the ill-gotten funds. But it [...]

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Why Tesla bought bitcoin

By Andrea O'Sullivan May 20, 2021 “If you don’t believe me or don’t get it, I don’t have time to try to convince you, sorry.” —Satoshi Nakamoto, July 29, 2010 Bitcoin has weathered its fair share of theoretical criticisms over the years. It’s just like tulips. It’s insecure. It’s technically unsound. It’s on [...]

By |2021-05-21T11:36:53-04:00May 21st, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Why Tesla bought bitcoin

Why Biden’s Broadband Bonanza Is Likely to Fail

We already know how to affordably expand connectivity; government-run networks ain’t it. Never-ending infrastructure week is back, baby, and it's bigger than ever! The Biden-Harris administration's proposed infrastructure-jobs bill is both expensive—with a $2 trillion sticker price—and expansive. What isn't infrastructure, these days? According to some senators, everything from personal care to parental [...]

By |2021-04-13T09:45:20-04:00April 13th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Why Biden’s Broadband Bonanza Is Likely to Fail

Deplatforming and Freedom: A Primer for Policy

By Andrea O'Sullivan Click here to read the full study, "Deplatforming and Freedom: A Primer for Policy"  Click here to read a condense summary of "Deplatforming and Freedom: A Primer for Policy"  The yearning for freedom is in America’s DNA. It always has been: some 200 years ago, the French [...]

By |2021-07-29T11:07:07-04:00April 6th, 2021|Publications|Comments Off on Deplatforming and Freedom: A Primer for Policy

Are NFTs Dumb, a Scam, or Secretly Useful?

Non-fungible tokens for art can seem a lot like Tulipmania. But distinct digital tokens have real use cases for things like online address management. NFTs: so hot right now. You might have heard so much about these eye-popping auctions for weirdo jpegs on the internet that you're pretty sick of [...]

By |2021-03-30T13:19:04-04:00March 30th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Are NFTs Dumb, a Scam, or Secretly Useful?
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