When the history of the first two decades of the 21st century is written, along with the paradigm shifts caused by 9/11, the Arab Spring and the Great Recession there will be noted a new-found appreciation for decentralized systems and, in particular, the cryptocurrencies they spawned.

There is some merit to the argument that the rise of Bitcoin, and a multitude of other cryptocurrencies, was a direct challenge to the centralized financial systems that failed to curb the abuses, greed and neglige...

Excerpt from a column published by CBC News on June 26, 2018. View it here.

China's strategic game

Whether or not Trump's tweet-led policy can be described as rational, Greg Chin, a China scholar at Toronto's York University, says it appears China is trying to be.

"A[s] far as I can read it, the Chinese haven't really gone for the jugular yet," says Chin, who is currently working on a book about the internationalization of the Chinese currency.

While Trump always quotes trade in physical goods...

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