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Democrats’ Cash Protection Plan Has Something for Everyone

In our world of touch-free payments and digital wallets, many take cash for granted. It’s slow, it can be lost, and it doesn’t even have a rewards program. Some businesses have stopped accepting cash altogether, perhaps because it is seen as cumbersome and unnecessary. We should push against the move [...]

By |2021-10-22T12:14:49-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Democrats’ Cash Protection Plan Has Something for Everyone

The Government’s Secret ‘Google Search’ Warrant Trap

With “keyword warrants,” anyone who queries certain terms on search engines will get caught in the surveillance dragnet. It's been 20 years since 9/11, which means it's also been 20 years since America's public debates about government surveillance under laws like the PATRIOT Act. It's a bit amusing to look [...]

By |2021-10-12T12:34:51-04:00October 12th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on The Government’s Secret ‘Google Search’ Warrant Trap

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 [...]

By |2021-09-15T14:19:31-04:00September 15th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Securities Regulations Shackle U.S. Cryptocurrency Industry

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 [...]

By |2021-08-10T10:55:17-04:00August 10th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on How A Sneaky Crypto Crackdown Plot Blew Up the Infrastructure Bill

EU Bureaucrats Seek to Diminish Your Cryptocurrency Privacy

July 27, 2021 by Andrea O'Sullivan I regret to inform you that the European Union is at it again. Last week, the European Commission unveiled a new proposal to expand the bloc's financial surveillance system and ensnare more cryptocurrency transactions in its web. Wrapped in anti-terrorist rhetoric, these rules would [...]

By |2021-07-28T09:54:35-04:00July 28th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on EU Bureaucrats Seek to Diminish Your Cryptocurrency Privacy

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

Is El Salvador’s Embrace of Bitcoin Good, Bad, or Both?

By Andrea O'Sullivan July 6, 2o21 Have you heard the good news? The fiduciary light of Satoshi is coming to the nation of El Salvador in a big way. Our Constantine in this case is the young and social media-savvy (and member of the bitcoin class of 2017) President Nayib [...]

By |2021-07-06T11:11:12-04:00July 6th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Is El Salvador’s Embrace of Bitcoin Good, Bad, or Both?

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 [...]

By |2021-06-30T16:00:35-04:00June 30th, 2021|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: James Madison Institute Opposes Government Control of Broadband

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 [...]

By |2021-06-15T10:52:15-04:00June 15th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on No, the federal seizure of Colonial Pipeline ransomware payments did not ‘break’ Bitcoin
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