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Antitrust Law

Video: “The Future of Blockchain”

I am delighted to publish a 15-video series dedicated to my book, “Blockchain + Antitrust: The Decentralization formula”. You can access all the chapters over here, and all the video transcripts over here. *** Transcript: In this video, I’d like to talk about the blockchain future. Like Yogi Berra once said, prediction is hard, especially when it’s about...
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Video: “How to regulate blockchain”

I am delighted to publish a 15-video series dedicated to my book, “Blockchain + Antitrust: The Decentralization formula”. You can access all the chapters over here, and all the video transcripts over here. *** Transcript: In this video, I’d like to discuss several concrete proposals for regulating blockchain. First, let me emphasize that I do *not* assume that everything...
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Competition policy and antitrust law in Biden’s blockchain executive order

If you were still doubting the interaction between blockchain and antitrust is promising, Joe Biden just made it obvious. On March 9, 2022, President Biden released an executive order on “ensuring responsible development of digital assets.” There is a lot to be said about this order, which raises many good points. Biden strikes an interesting balance between underlining blockchain potential...
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Video: “Law + technology (blockchain + antitrust)”

I am delighted to publish a 15-video series dedicated to my book, “Blockchain + Antitrust: The Decentralization formula”. You can access all the chapters over here, and all the video transcripts over here. *** Transcript: In previous videos, I have explained why blockchain and antitrust should be combined. I showed that it creates synergies and ends up beneficiating...
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Video: “Blockchain and merger control”

I am delighted to publish a 15-video series dedicated to my book, “Blockchain + Antitrust: The Decentralization formula”. You can access all the chapters over here, and all the video transcripts over here. *** Transcript: In this video, I’d like to talk about different ways by which blockchain can merge, the challenges that it creates for antitrust law,...
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NEW ARTICLE: “Complexity-Minded Antitrust”

Nicolas Petit and I are delighted to present you with our newest article, “Complexity-Minded Antitrust”. Here is the abstract: Complexity science is widely used across the policy spectrum but not in antitrust. This is unfortunate. Complexity science enables a rich understanding of competition beyond the simplistic descriptions of markets and firms proposed by neoclassical models and...
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Video: “Blockchain and monopolization”

I am delighted to publish a 15-video series dedicated to my book, “Blockchain + Antitrust: The Decentralization formula”. You can access all the chapters over here, and all the video transcripts over here. *** Transcript: In this video, I’d like to answer two complementary questions: one, where do we see abuses of dominance within blockchain ecosystems, and two,...
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Algorithmic collusion in just one graphic

The OECD defines algorithmic collusion as the practice whereby firms use algorithms “as a facilitating factor for collusion” in order to “enable new forms of co-ordination that were not observed or even possible before.” I think that definition is too broad because it includes practices decided by humans. I’d rather define algorithmic collusion as the practice by which computers decide...
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Video: “Blockchain power”

I am delighted to publish a 15-video series dedicated to my book, “Blockchain + Antitrust: The Decentralization formula”. You can access all the chapters over here, and all the video transcripts over here. *** Transcript: In this video, I’d like to address an issue that will become increasingly important over the next few years: what is blockchain power,...
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Video: “Collusion using blockchain”

I am delighted to publish a 15-video series dedicated to my book, “Blockchain + Antitrust: The Decentralization formula”. You can access all the chapters over here, and all the video transcripts over here. *** Transcript: In this video, I’d like to discuss how companies could, and most certainly are, using blockchain to collude in the “real space”. To...
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Video: “Collusion within blockchain”

I am delighted to publish a 15-video series dedicated to my book, “Blockchain + Antitrust: The Decentralization formula”. You can access all the chapters over here, and all the video transcripts over here. *** Transcript: In this video, I want to explain how blockchain can suffer from collusion, and what to do about it. First, let me take...
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Video: “Blockchain governance”

I am delighted to publish a 15-video series dedicated to my book, “Blockchain + Antitrust: The Decentralization formula”. You can access all the chapters over here, and all the video transcripts over here. *** Transcript: In this video, I’d like to explain how we can create a legal fiction around blockchains, or, put differently, how to assign blockchain...
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Video: “Blockchain is not a firm”

I am delighted to publish a 15-video series dedicated to my book, “Blockchain + Antitrust: The Decentralization formula”. You can access all the chapters over here, and all the video transcripts over here. *** Transcript: In this video, I will be explaining Coase’s theory of the firm and why it does fit well with blockchains. But first, let...
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Video: “Blockchain antitrust: the dynamics”

I am delighted to publish a 15-video series dedicated to my book, “Blockchain + Antitrust: The Decentralization formula”. You can access all the chapters over here, and all the video transcripts over here. *** Transcript: In this video, I’d like to address the paradox between antitrust law and blockchain. First, let me introduce antitrust law to you. This...
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Video: “Blockchain decentralization”

I am delighted to publish a 15-video series dedicated to my book, “Blockchain + Antitrust: The Decentralization formula”. You can access all the chapters over here, and all the transcripts over here. *** Transcript: In this video, I’d like to discuss the meaning and implications of blockchain decentralization. Let me start outside blockchain with a definition: “decentralization” measures...
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