A dialogue between Darwin and a blockchain

One day, Darwin encountered a young public permissionless blockchain. Here is the transcript of their conversation (all Darwin’s quotes are directly...
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Links of June 2020

Please find below the papers and articles that I enjoyed reading in June 2020. Learn about them on a more regular basis by following...
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A brief history of Article 102 TFEU

Today, the Bundesgerichtshof (German Federal Court of Justice) has sided with the Bundeskartellamt against Facebook (see). By doing so, the Court has deemed the absence...
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Scott Hemphill (guest article): “Uncertain Harms: The Case of Nascent Competitors”

Dear readers, As previously announced, I am incredibly happy and honored to publish guest articles written by several of the world’s most renowned antitrust scholars...
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The antitrust literature of the 2010s

In March, I launched a survey to document the most essential antitrust literature of the 2010s. As I said at the time,...
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Links of May 2020

Please find below the articles that I enjoyed reading in May 2020. I don’t recall having read so many good ones in...
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The first case of "blockchain antitrust": Gallagher v. Bitcointalk.org

We often talk about “history books” as if such things still existed, or mattered. Oh well, for what it’s worth,...
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NEW ARTICLE: "Blockchain Code as Antitrust" (co-authored with Vitalik Buterin)

I am absolutely delighted to let you know about the publication of a new article I co-authored with Vitalik Buterin (co-founder...
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Richard Whish (guest article): "Do Competition Lawyers Harm Welfare?"

Dear readers, As previously announced, I am incredibly happy and honored to publish guest articles written by several of the world’s most renowned antitrust scholars...
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Links of April 2020

Please find below the articles that I enjoyed during the month of April 2020. Mostly antitrust-related, but not limited to it. Learn...
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Analyzing one decade of blockchain litigation

Blockchain was first introduced by Satoshi Nakamoto with her/his/their article “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” published on October 31, 2008 (although…...
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Libra: A Concentrate of “Blockchain Antitrust”

Blockchain antitrust is a fascinating subject. The number of cases is rising (I will discuss that shortly), and antitrust agencies are slowly but...
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Eleanor Fox (guest article): "POWER: Trust and Distrust"

Dear readers, As previously announced, I am incredibly happy and honored to publish guest articles written by several of the world’s most renowned antitrust scholars...
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Links of March 2020

YOU LIKE THIS NEWSLETTER? THEN ANSWER MY 1-QUESTION SURVEY : ) *** Please find below the articles that I enjoyed during the...
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William Kovacic (guest article): "Roads Not Taken: The Federal Trade Commission and Google"

Dear readers, As previously announced, I am incredibly happy and honored to publish guest articles written by several of the world’s most renowned antitrust...
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Links of February 2020

Please find below the articles that I enjoyed during the month of February 2020. Mostly antitrust-related, but not limited to it. There’s...
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The “Theory of Granularity” in videos

Dear readers, these past few weeks, I have been publishing videos in which I presented and explained the “The Theory of...
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Video #4: A path for antitrust in blockchain ecosystems

Dear readers, here’s the fourth and final video of the series dealing with “The Theory of Granularity: A Path for Antitrust in...
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Daniel Crane (guest article): Democracy and Monopoly in Governments, Markets, and Firms

Dear readers, As previously announced, I am incredibly happy and honored to publish guest articles authored by some of the world’s most renowned antitrust...
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The subject of “predatory innovation” in the Google hearing (T-621/17)

The background story It all started on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. ALL? The (first) Google hearing, of course. It has been a...
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Blockchain-based collusion, NOT algorithmic collusion

I am pleased that my article entitled “The Fundamental Unimportance of Algorithmic Collusion for Antitrust Law” as just been published...
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