This introduction to decentralization examines decentralization’s past, present, and future. By tracing the history of past and existing decentralized systems and by examining emerging decentralized technology solutions, the author highlights the trends that lead to higher levels of decentralization in commerce and society. Download here Abstract Part 1 – The Past: Examines how we got […]Read more "Decentralization – Past, Present, and Future"
The World Economic Forum 2019 took place from January 20 to 26th in Davos Switzerland. Despite much of the negative press after the weeklong meetings of world – and tech -leaders in Davos, Switzerland, I find 3 key positive takeaways are worth noting. Humanity is experiencing unprecedented exponential disruptive innovation I have been teaching the […]Read more "Takeaways – World Economic Forum 2019"
This article provides an overview of the most popular cryptocurrencies by market capitalization and their associated token incentive designs. The examination of different aspects of these tokens enables an analysis of areas in emerging blockchain technology and their growth, among other trends. To create the dataset and determine its scope for this study, the author […]Read more "Top 100 Token Models Compared"
Discussing Sustainable Solutions for Crypto Evolution via Verified Domain Specific Reputation in Anonymous Decentralized and Autonomous Systems.Read more "Wulf Kaal @ ConsenSys Panel – World Economic Forum – Davos Switzerland 2018."
Spoke on 3 panels @world economic forum 2018 in Davos, Switzerland. Here is the quick summary: WEF18 Panel discussing the need for verified domain specific reputation in #cryptoand the www.reputeplatform.com with @Aron Dutta VAPHR #vaphr and @Kamran Khan #infratechcapital @ World Economic Forum discussing why decentralized autonomous reputation verification is needed in the #crypto #economy to ensure an evolutionary structure can support infrastructure. Panel on […]Read more "Panels @World Economic Forum 2018, Davos, Switzerland"
We examine the relationship between innovation as measured by annual utility patents granted and two datasets for legislation: (1) the U.S. Code and (2) the Code of Federal Regulations from 1984 to 2015. We show that the historical relationship between innovation and legislation has changed, especially for computer and communication patents. The evidence suggests that the existing regulatory infrastructure has a diminishing capacity to react to innovation. The evolving empirical relationship between innovation and legislation has implications for the legal system and rulemaking processes in the existing regulatory framework.Read more "Innovation and Legislation: The Changing Relationship – Evidence from 1984 to 2015"
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are the most efficient means of financing entrepreneurial initiatives in the history of capital formation. ICOs minimizing transaction cost, democratizing finance, and in the process dis-intermediate banks. Yet, ICOs have increasingly involved cases of abuse, lacking quality, and governance concerns, precipitating calls for increased regulation. This article provides an overview of the ICO market as it exists in November 2017 including the ICO process, roadmap, market conditions, crypto economics for ICO startups, core risk factors for investors and red flags of ICO practices that require industry or regulatory improvements.Read more "Initial Coin Offerings – Emerging Practices, Risk Factors, and Red Flags"
Blockchain technology provides anonymous and secure transactional guarantees through democratized trust and disintermediation. Minorities and disenfranchised communities can benefit from the evolving technology and its anti-discrimination features. The article evaluates how blockchain technology helps minimize discriminatory practices in corporate America and creates a more equal society.Read more "Blockchain Technology and Race in Corporate America"
#Blockchain #Ethereum #Meetup in August: Here is the youtube video of my presentation on #ICO #Governance with Vlad Andrei (HighTechBlock.com): ICO Governance Presentation @ Fintank Blockchain Meetup Chicago 8.24.2017 – Wulf Kaal and Vlad Andrei (HighTechBlock.com)Read more "ICO Governance"
Wulf A. Kaal University of St. Thomas, Minnesota – School of Law Marco Dell’Erba University of Groningen; Sorbonne Law School; University of Rome, Tor Vergata Date Written: July 14, 2017 Abstract The use of blockchain technology in private investment funds is proliferating. Using a dataset of private investment fund advisers that utilize blockchain technology (N=120), […]Read more "Blockchain Innovation in Private Investment Funds – A Comparative Analysis of the United States and Europe"