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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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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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Video #2: Why public blockchains escape antitrust law

Dear readers, following last week’s video (link) in which I exposed the theory of the firm as used in antitrust law, I am discussing today the reason, by escaping that theory, public blockchains escape antitrust law. Again, for more information, you may read my article entitled “The Theory of Granularity: A Path for Antitrust in Blockchain Ecosystems“(freely accessible on SSRN)....
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Video #1: Understanding the theory of the firm as used in antitrust law

Dear readers, I am pleased to introduce a new series of videos in which I will discuss the main ideas developed in my recent article entitled “The Theory of Granularity: A Path for Antitrust in Blockchain Ecosystems“(freely accessible on SSRN). Here’s video #1, dealing with the theory of the firm. Thanks for watching. 
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NEW ARTICLE: “The Theory of Granularity”: Blockchain & Antitrust

Dear friends, Following months of (d̶o̶u̶b̶t̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶b̶u̶s̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶h̶e̶a̶d̶) research, I am very pleased to share my latest article: “The Theory of Granularity: A Path for Antitrust in Blockchain Ecosystems“. In this article, I ask the following question: how to apply antitrust law, whose case law is almost entirely based on analyzing firms’ practices,...
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Anarchy, State, and Blockchain Utopia

Imagine a space in which the Rule of Law does not have the same prevalence it has in the real space. Imagine a space where fundamental rights are created and enforced by the technology, a space in which your rights are absolute, meaning that you enjoy no limits on them in exchange for not being...
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Podcast: three episodes on “blockchain and antitrust”

Dear readers, I had the honor of participating in Professor Caron Beaton-Wells’ terrific podcast, Competition Lore. We talked at length about blockchain antitrust. I invite you to listen to the three dedicated episodes that have just been released: The first one is dedicated to a general presentation of the technology The second is focused on a discussion...
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NEW: “Collusion by Blockchain and Smart Contracts”

Dear readers, I am very pleased to finally introduce my second article on the subject of blockchain and antitrust/competition law: “Collusion by Blockchain and Smart Contracts”. (click here to download it) I believe that this is the first article to introduce a taxonomy of collusion on blockchain and to explore their functioning, their robustness, and their...
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Blockchain Antitrust

LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE ARTICLE Dear Friends, We often hear that the end is near, that we’re all going to die (Keynes / Steven Spielberg’s movie) and that technology (especially robots) is leading us to our end. But what if that were to be true, at least as far as competition law is concerned? Last Friday, I...
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