Fintech Podcast – Episode 151 – Understanding the world of Crypto-Economics as explained by Dr. Chris Berg

Episode 151

Our guest today holds a Ph.D. in economics from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, better know as RMIT University (Australia) His thesis was titled “Safety and Soundness: An Economic History of Prudential Bank Regulation in Australia, 1893-2008”, and offered the first comprehensive history of the politics and economics of prudential bank regulation in Australia.

Fair to say, my guest knows his financial regulations. Dr. Berg is one of Australia’s most prominent voices for free markets and individual liberty, and a leading authority on over-regulation, economic freedom, and civil liberties.

Our talk with him today will be around “Crypto-Economics”.

About Dr. Chris Berg:

Chris Berg is a Postdoctoral Fellow at RMIT University, a Senior Fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs, and an Academic Fellow with the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance. Dr. Berg is the author of five books including The Libertarian Alternative.

Dr. Berg is one of Australia’s most prominent voices for free markets and individual liberty, and a leading authority on over-regulation, economic freedom, and civil liberties.

The Cato Institute praised the “wit and grace” of his book Liberty, Equality & Democracy, and the Sydney Morning Herald described him The Libertarian Alternative as “spirited and sometimes wry”. His other books include In Defence of Freedom of Speech: from Ancient Greece to Andrew Bolt, Magna Carta: the tax revolt that gave us liberty and The Growth of Australia’s Regulatory State. He is also the editor of 100 Great Books of Liberty and The National Curriculum: A Critique.

Dr Berg has been a regular columnist with the Sunday Age and ABC’s The Drum. In addition, his articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Australian, the Australian Financial Review, and the Sydney Morning Herald, as well as magazines such as Quadrant, Spectator Australia, and Overland. He is a frequent media commentator on television and radio and appears regularly throughout the electronic press. His scholarly contributions have appeared in the Australian Journal of Political Science, Econ Journal Watch, Agenda, and Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care.He holds a

He holds a PhD in economics from RMIT University, which was awarded in 2016. His thesis was titled Safety and Soundness: An Economic History of Prudential Bank Regulation in Australia, 1893-2008, and offered the first comprehensive history of the politics and economics of prudential bank regulation in Australia.

A few websites should help – http://chrisberg.org/ http://www.cryptoeconomics.com.au/ and http://sites.rmit.edu.au/blockchain-innovation-hub/

Our basic intro to institutional cryptoeconomics is https://www.coindesk.com/institutional-cryptoeconomics/ and we talk about the tax and regulatory treatment of crypto here https://theconversation.com/bitcoin-investors-should-be-taxed-like-any-other-investor-84291

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