By David S. Evans on May 29, 2014

This appeared in the Wall Street Journal, in the Opinion Section, on May 27, 3014 (Bitcoin Isn’t Ready for Prime Time): What better evidence of the frothiness of technology markets could one want than Andy Kessler’s “The Weekend Interview with Brian Armstrong : Angling to Be the MasterCard of Bitcoin” (May 17). Mr. Armstrong is […]

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By David S. Evans on May 27, 2014

It looks like I poked the hornets’ nest and awakened the slumbering bear at the same time with my article last Friday about Overstock not really taking bitcoin. The hysterical reaction is puzzling since the point of my article is simple and no one, including Patrick Byrne, Overstock’s CEO, seems to disagree with it (see […]

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By David S. Evans on May 27, 2014

Overstock.com doesn’t take bitcoin as a currency. This may surprise you given all the hype. Partick Bryne, Overstock’s CEO and Bitcoin Messiah, even gave the keynote at last week’s Bitcoin2014 conference in Amsterdam. If he’s not a believer, who is? Let’s take a look at the smoke and mirrors. When you want to buy a […]

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By David S. Evans on May 12, 2014

Introduction:  Remember the day when a coin was just a bothersome piece of metal that you were happy to toss in the tip jar to benefit the underpaid baristas at your local coffee shop? Well no more. Now a coin might be worth more than many people make in a week. Over the next few weeks […]

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By Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz on May 9, 2014

In an interview, Rosa Abrantes-Metz discusses the possibility that the gold markets may be fixed: Interview with Rosa Abrantes-Metz

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By Richard Epstein on April 29, 2014

At present, the traditional informal mechanisms for setting FRAND rates for SEPs have come under extensive attack by the Federal Trade Commission and elsewhere, from those who believe more limited damages and less frequent injunctions offer the best path to resolving disputes over Standard Essential Patents. In this article we take issue with those conclusions. […]

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