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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

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?

Bridging the Final Gaps: Policy Paths for Broadband Deployment in Florida

By Bartlett Cleland, Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute Executive Director, Innovation Economy Alliance Click here to read "Bridging the Final Gaps: Policy Paths for Broadband Deployment in Florida" The broadband industry has invested billions of dollars in covering the country with ever faster, ever more ubiquitous broadband. From one [...]

By |2021-03-29T10:43:32-04:00March 22nd, 2021|Publications|Comments Off on Bridging the Final Gaps: Policy Paths for Broadband Deployment in Florida
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