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Distributed Power
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/distributed-power/
Oct 18, 2018 - Energy expert and innovator Lawrence Orsini shares his research and work on blockchain applications that will transform global energy grids at local, national, and international levels. He provides a snapshot of today’s energy markets, consumers’ willingness to generate their own energy through green technology, and blockchain’s ability to create peer-to-peer markets for excess energy. Pointing to experiments in Australia and German, Orsini shows how blockchain will support the next generation of energy infrastructure. He discusses the roles of stakeholders -- policymakers, energy producers, and corporate intermediaries -- and he sugges...
Regulatory Framework For Token Sales
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/regulatory-framework-for-token-sales/
Apr 30, 2018 - This research surveys the global landscape of regulatory frameworks, statements, and decisions, on blockchain-based token sales in the jurisdictions of the United States, Canada, Singapore, China, France, Germany, Italy, Estonia, Switzerland, and Gibraltar, with commentary on Malaysia, South Korea, Israel, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Arab Emirates. Its expert authors look at initial coin offerings and compare how different regulators are categorizing token sales in their attempts to balance the protection of investors with the stimulus of innovat...
Regulation: The Lion, The Unicorn, And The Crown
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/the-lion-the-unicorn-and-the-crown/
May 10, 2018 - In this research project, Joel Telpner gives us a guided tour of regulatory risk. Pulling lessons from regulating innovation in telecommunications and the financial markets, he focuses on the extent to which the blockchain represents unprecedented regulatory challenges. He advocates a level-headed approach to determining when regulation is necessary and, in such cases, the form that regulation should take, so as to minimize the unintended consequences. Using illustrations by the legendary political cartoonist John Tenniel and passages from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass: and What Alice Found There, Telpner gives executiv...
2018 Regulation Roundtable
File Type: Document
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/2018-regulation-roundtable/
Aug 08, 2018 - A summary of proceedings and recommendations of the Blockchain Research Institute's global roundtable on the governance and regulation of blockchain technology at local, national, and international levels, featuring the best talent and expertise in government, enterprise, new ventures, and innovation. These organizations were among the participants: Communitech, Gowling WLG, KPMG Canada, Open Data Exchange, Sullivan and Worcester, and Bandman Advisors.
Winning Strategies for Smart Contracts
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/smart-contracts/
Dec 04, 2017 - The definitive work on smart contracts for entrepreneurs, business executives, leaders of large global organizations, and the legal profession that serves them.
Financing Open Blockchain Ecosystems
File Type: Document, Infographic
https://www.blockchainresearchinstitute.org/project/financing-open-blockchain-ecosystems/
Mar 16, 2018 - This project digs into the regulatory implications of privately funding public blockchain-based resources, some of which qualify as an ecosystem such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, some as a decentralized application (Dapp), and some as a regulated security (e.g., The DAO), according the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Coalition of Automated Legal Applications describes various legal solutions, such as simple agreement for future tokens, that could support ecosystems that are innovative, streamlined, and fair for all stakeholders.
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