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Security vs. Utility: Talking about regulation

Raising capital with ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) has become very popular: in 2017 alone ,ICOs has raised a combined $3.7 billion. Projects using this model typically raise capital by issuing digital tokens on a blockchain and distributing them to investors for a financial contribution. Such crypto tokens represent a virtual […]

Security vs. Utility: Talking about regulation

Raising capital with ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) has become very popular: in 2017 alone, ICOs has raised a combined $3.7 billion. Projects using this model typically raise capital by issuing digital tokens on a blockchain and distributing them to investors for a financial contribution. Such crypto tokens represent a virtual […]

On the Intersection of Software and Regulation

Software has been the most magical ingredient in economic terms and clearly the biggest “economic revolution” to have taken place in history, yet has also been largely unregulated. A twitter thread from March 21, 2018. What is going on with Facebook and privacy is very challenging for not just FB but […]

Unpacking data protection law

A visual representation Privacy International is celebrating Data Privacy Week, where we’ll be talking about privacy and issues related to control, data protection, surveillance and identity. Join the conversation on Twitter using #dataprivacyweek. Flag illustrations, when not created by the authors, are from Ibrandify / Freepik.Research by Amber Sinha, The […]

I’m a Developer and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is no big deal. Or is it?

I’ve been a developer for nearly 20 years. Over that time, I have weathered my share of regulations and standards. I’ve seen PCI and HIPAA rush in like a gang of silverback gorillas and upheave a development team in a single blow. Y2K? Forget about it! I sat and prayed […]

What Victory Looks Like

The Great Cyber War: Part 4 (The Finale) Photo: : Putin’s goals on the European chess board are to retain popular support at home and to avoid outside interference, so that he and his cronies can line their pockets with Russia’s wealth. His strategies to that end include convincing his own […]