I have previously categorized ’crypto’ — a catch-all for blockchain- and Web3-related innovation — as part of the Digital Revolution that started around the late 1960s to early 1970s with the invention of packet-switched networks, microprocessors, and other digital technologies that enabled the proliferation of personal computers and the Internet…

The term ’institutional isomorphism’ refers to similarities in the structure and processes of independent organizations. In the past, the spread of information and the adoption of similar practices was slower and often limited to organizations within a single country or region. …

Computer software is arguably one of the most impactful technologies of our time. Over the past few decades, major changes in individual behavior, work habits, social organization, and wealth distribution have been triggered by software innovations, and everything suggests there’s more to come.

One way to categorize software-based services is…

Introduction

Speculation and risk-taking are essential features of all monetary economies and both are closely tied to the financial sector. History has shown that without appropriate rules, safeguards, and behavioral norms, financial markets become more prone to fraud, pro-cyclical excess, and crises. Occasionally, these crises take systemic proportions, threatening the stability…

The principles of free and open source software (FOSS) are fundamental to the ethos of the communities building blockchain networks. While it is not uncommon for a single organization or small group of core developers to coordinate and deliver most of the work, the source code is generally open for…

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