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Dr. Thibault Schrepel

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 about them on a more regular basis by following me on Twitter at @LeConcurrential. Antitrust: POWER: Trust and Distrust (Eleanor Fox) Libra: A Concentrate of “Blockchain Antitrust” (Thibault Schrepel) Antitrust Antitextualism (Daniel A. Crane) Competition Policy and the Covid-19 Opportunity (Jorge...
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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… interestingly enough, Satoshi Nakamoto never used the word “blockchain” in the white paper). Hundreds of millions of transactions have since been implemented on it. This is me being sarcastic on Twitter:   Confirmed #Bitcoin transactions per day....
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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 surely starting to devote resources to the topic. With that in mind, I am delighted to publish my latest article entitled Libra: A Concentrate of “Blockchain Antitrust”. This is a short one (10 pages) dealing with a...
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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 month of March 2020. Mostly antitrust-related, but not limited to it. Learn about them on a more regular basis by following me on Twitter at @LeConcurrential. Antitrust: Roads Not Taken: The Federal Trade Commission and Google (William Kovacic) A letter to...
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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 more than usual. Learn about them on a more regular basis by following me on Twitter at @LeConcurrential. Antitrust: Democracy And Monopoly In Governments, Markets, And Firms (Daniel A. Crane) The Fundamental Unimportance of Algorithmic Collusion for Antitrust Law (Thibault Schrepel)...
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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 Granularity: A Path for Antitrust in Blockchain Ecosystems” (freely accessible on SSRN). This post puts them all in one place. Thank you for watching. Thibault. *** Video #1: Understanding the theory of the firm as used...
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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 Blockchain Ecosystems” (freely accessible on SSRN). I previously showed that antitrust law is based on Ronald Coase’s theory of the firm, that public blockchains escape that theory, and that, accordingly, a new theory is needed. I now want...
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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 long wait, but hopefully worth it. Previously on the Google Saga, the European Commission has announced the decision (in June 2017), has published it (in December of the same year), and ever since, has fined Google two more times. An...
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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 at the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology website. Here’s the introduction: Antitrust and competition law is subject to increasing polarization, especially regarding Internet giants. Some scholars argue that the tech giants abuse their dominant positions,...
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Video #3: What is the theory of granularity?

Dear readers, following a first video (link) in which I exposed the theory of the firm as used in antitrust law, and a second one (link) in which I explained that, by escaping that theory, public blockchains escape antitrust law, I am pleased to publish a third video today. In it, I explain what the theory of granularity is. It will serve...
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