Blockchain Not Bitcoin: Agriculture and Health Care Companies Thrive on New Technology
Cryptocurrencies may remain volatile investments, but the blockchain technology that underlies them is here to stay — and it’s transforming the health tech and agricultural tech sectors. Research analyst Alexandra Bello outlines the benefits.
Alexandra E. Bello December 19, 2022
Paying Your Taxes in Bitcoin? Maybe Not So Fast
A number of states are moving toward accepting bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for tax payments, writes public finance fellow Joyce Beebe. She explores the challenges this may bring and why a sizable number of states are racing to be viewed as crypto-friendly.
Joyce Beebe December 19, 2022
Implications of Decentralized Finance for Competition, Antitrust Policy and Economic Growth
Decentralized finance is charting a path toward increased transparency and efficiency in the financial services sector. But do the benefits outweigh the risks?
Rubén Leal Buenfil, Alexander Hernández Romanowski December 1, 2022
Net Zero Saudi Arabia: How Green Can the Oil Kingdom Get?
This paper lays out one potential step-by-step path toward decarbonizing Saudi Arabia, imagining a sweeping restructuring of a fossil fuel-driven society and economy.
Jim Krane October 27, 2022
Carbon Border Adjustments: The Need to Analyze ALL Carbon Trade
As the European Union develops a carbon border tax and the United States considers its own, this report argues for the need to track cross-border carbon trade comprehensively — including trade in fossil fuels.
Mark Finley, Joon Ha Kim September 7, 2022
The Fall of Terra/LUNA: A Boost for Crypto Regulations
In the wake of the collapse of Terra — a once-prosperous blockchain network that suffered one of the biggest falls in the history of cryptocurrency — the authors discuss recent government efforts to regulate digital assets.
Alexander Hernández Romanowski, Helen Brantley July 22, 2022
Cryptocurrency Tax Implications in the Recent Senate Proposal
A new Senate bill "declares a position on most of the unclear yet critical issues" in regulating cryptocurrency, the author writes, on which industry participants have been requesting guidance for years. What are the key provisions in this bipartisan proposal? Read the post on the Baker Institute Blog.
Joyce Beebe June 14, 2022
Accelerating Small Business with Blockchain Technology
Blockchain technology is giving rise to a new global system that offers great promise for entrepreneurs and small businesses — but its potential will be stymied if government regulation hinders rather than embraces the transparency and democratization the technology offers, writes the author in this working paper.
Alexander Hernández Romanowski June 8, 2022
Biden’s Executive Order Sets the Tone for Digital Assets
Last week, the Joe Biden administration released a long-awaited executive order containing a government-wide outline for digital assets, focusing on cryptocurrency. The guidance is a welcome and timely development for both regulators and investors.
Joyce Beebe March 17, 2022