Archived blog posts can be found on Doug McCalmont's Linked-In page under "Articles"​

August 10, 2020


In prior blog posts, I have highlighted the speed in which targets of US economic sanctions have been able to create (albeit to date an imperfect) insular economic infrastructure.  Specifically, the Donbass Decentralized Autonomous Organization created with t...

August 12, 2018

Over the past 15 months, one argument I've tried to maintain throughout each blog post has been that, for blockchain technology to thrive, major institutions (both public and private) need to develop a comfort level when it comes to supporting the use of the technology...

July 26, 2018

The New York Federal Reserve (NY Fed) is one of 12 US Federal Reserve Banks that make up the Federal Reserve System (US Fed). The website maintained by the NY Fed goes into a surprising level of detail surrounding the security protocols in place protecting the 508,000...

June 4, 2018

As I’ve mentioned in past posts, my background is in anti-money laundering (AML) investigations and compliance. For a US-based financial institution to comply with the AML regulatory regime, they must maintain an investigative operation to understand how their platform...

May 1, 2018

A few months ago I had the privilege to participate on a panel discussing blockchain related concepts with Morgen Peck. Morgen is a freelance writer whose articles can be found in Scientific American and IEEE Spectrum, among other publications. A few months prior to me...

March 28, 2018

Current political, social and economic conditions within Venezuela are dire. In July 2017, Harvard University’s Ricardo Hausmann calculated that gross domestic product has decreased by 40 percent since 2013 (Ricardo Hausmann). In February 2018, Reuters reported that an...

February 24, 2018

A few months ago I wrote the piece “Jamie Dimon and the ‘Closing’ of Bitcoin” (Closing of Bitcoin) that was critical of remarks made by the Chairman, CEO, and President of JPMorgan Chase about the legitimacy of bitcoin. He referred to the virtual currency as a “fraud”...

February 14, 2018

One of the ways blockchain technology functions as a disrupter of intermediaries can be seen through the lens of reputation. Within the developed economies citizens can spend their entire lives crafting a reputation that allows them to pursue lives that provide for the...

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