Cryptocurrency is seen as “anonymous” because it is possible to move funds without providing any personal information. But that is not entirely true. Bitcoin and most other currencies are “pseudonymous.” That is, they operate under a hashkey or unique identifier that’s not entirely anonymous.… Continue Reading
Someone recently told me that it was more important “optically” to prosecute corruption than to focus on recovering assets. Yet history tells us that prosecutions for kleptocracy are rare. And even when convictions happen, the merry-go-round of politicians prosecuted for graft, only to be released after the next elections, is nothing short of a tragic comedy.… Continue Reading
An excellent paper written by Roger Alford conceptualized the broken windows theory in corruption premised around the idea of a building with a few broken windows: If the windows are not repaired, the tendency may be for vandals to break a few more windows.… Continue Reading
The arguments for prosecuting grand corruption at the International Criminal Court as a crime against humanity are persuasive.