Tag: property-rights

Coase Theorem in the World of Data Breaches

Coase Theorem in the World of Data Breaches “This is a really serious security issue, and we’re taking it really seriously,…..I’m glad we found this, but it definitely is an issue that this happened in the first place.” — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg (after the company’s security breach that exposed the personal information of 30 […]

Nobody is keeping track of your health. It’s up to you.

Nobody is keeping track of your health. It’s up to you. Nobody is keeping track of your health. It’s up to you. I was wrong to think that having good health insurance meant I’d have good (complete) health records. Written by Shelly Lai Photo by Owen Beard on Unsplash I went on a mission to collect my health […]

What is property?

What is property? Property is a titled asset. The other day one of our engineers asked “Can I think of a property as a ballon?” Smiling, I asked what she meant. She drew me that picture. If I want to give you my ballon, she said, I would hand you the string, not the ballon itself. The […]

Towards an Ecosystem of the Future by Property Rights

Environmentalists advocate for the health of the natural environment through changes in public policy, for example groundwater management, and changes in individual behaviors such as recycling or donating land to public trusts, or introducing concepts like property rights to promote sustainability and stewardship of resources.

Defining Property in the Digital Environment. Part Three.

Defining Property in the Digital Environment. Part Three. Bitmark, the property system for the digital environment. In Part One of the series we took a look at the history of property while Part Two made the connection on how the prerequisite for privacy is property rights. This final post introduces a solution for defining digital […]

Defining Property in the Digital Environment. Part Two.

Defining Property in the Digital Environment. Part Two. Defining Property in the Digital Environment. Part Two. The First Principles of Digital Property In Part One of the series we took a look at the history of property. In this post we begin with a fundamental question, What is property? What is Property? At its simplest level, a […]

Defining Property in the Digital Environment. Part One.

Defining Property in the Digital Environment. Part One. A Brief History of Property The evolution of property. While physical goods are protected by a long history of private property rights, digital assets are, to date, essentially unownable. In this three-part series of blog posts we examine and propose solutions to the current problems of digital ownership […]