Bitcoins for the Uninitiated: An Introduction

January 31, 2014

What are the shortcomings of investing in Bitcoin? Let’s start at the beginning: What, you might ask, is a "Bitcoin"? A Bitcoin is a cyber monetary unit used in a revolutionary financial system known as Bitcoin, applicable to real-world transactions. The notion of a cyber monetary unit...

Democracy and Intelligence: An Uneasy Working Partnership

March 12, 2013

Despite the controversies over the past decade, the US has a good track record of maintaining its democratic traditions while still using secret intelligence services to preserve national security. In 1777, George Washington wrote that the “necessity of procuring good intelligence is...

Restricting Capabilities: P2P Microfinance in China and India

November 08, 2012

P2P Microfinance platforms have the ability to bring prosperity to millions in China and India, but the ability of these organizations to create change is dependent upon the regulatory policies implemented by both the Chinese and Indian governments. Opinion/Commentary: Keith Hilden, with...