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The Crypto Crash Is Good for Crypto

“The recent fall in cryptocurrency (crypto) and non-fungible token (NFT) values has led to anxiety, finger wagging, and calls for regulation. This is not surprising; bitcoin prices have fallen by one-third in the last 30 days. The largest crypto exchange,

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Podcast: Elon Musk’s Twitter Isn’t a Threat to Democracy

Will Twitter become a better place for regular people to have more open and honest discussions online once Elon Musk takes over? While some worry about what changes the billionaire will make to the site if he follows through with

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Metaverse markets are blurring the lines between ‘virtual’ and ‘reality’

Seemingly every week there’s another blockbuster transaction in the metaverse, like the Yuga Labs “land” grab from a few weeks ago that saw users spend the equivalent of more than $300 million on virtual real estate, nearly crashing the Ethereum

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A New Twitter Is a Threat to Meta, Not to Democracy

With Elon Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter, many are worried about what that could mean for speech on the platform. Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison says they shouldn’t be worried, unless they are Mark Zuckerberg. 

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Mark Jamison: Exploring the Metaverse

Last year, Facebook rebranded itself as Meta, signaling its shift from traditional social media to a big bet on the so-called metaverse. This network of 3D, online spaces is accessed through virtual reality headsets like Meta’s Oculus and promises to

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Elon Musk Should Create a New Kind of Common Carrier

“Elon Musk created a stir by becoming Twitter’s largest shareholder and then offering to buy the company outright,” writes Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison. “He says he wants to create a public platform that is

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Break Up Big Tech? The Economics of Antitrust from Both Sides of the Question

The success of the digital economy has given rise to some of the wealthiest companies the world has ever known. Over the last decade or more, concerns have arisen among some economists about whether existing antitrust laws are adequate to

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Rail Regulators Should Heed the Lessons of Aggressive Telecom Rules

Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison explains why a rule that could increase the economic cost of shipping by rail that the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) is considering is a bad idea.  Read his article

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Meta and Oculus: Under the FTC’s watchful eye | IN 60 SECONDS

Meta has come under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission for supposedly anticompetitive conduct concerning the Oculus headset and App Store, despite the fact that virtual reality is still very new to the market and needs time to adapt to

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After a $500-million year, will metaverse real estate skyrocket or plummet?

Metaverse real estate sales surpassed $500 million last year, and nearly half of this amount came after Mark Zuckerberg’s October 2021 rebranding of Facebook to “Meta.” This year, the metaverse real estate market has continued to boom, with sales reaching