Tag: blockchain

  • Episode 5: Jozefien Vanherpe

    In Episode 5, I talk to Jozefien Vanherpe (KU Leuven), who just finished writing her PhD on the (un)fairness of contracts in the music streaming industry. We discuss how streaming revenues are split between different parties, the importance of the "30-second rule" and playlists, the low bargaining power of musicians relative to major record labels, and whether the blockchain will transform royalty payments.

  • Episode 3: Joshua Fairfield

    In Episode 3, I talk to Joshua Fairfield, Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, about digital property and NFTs. We discuss the problems with (the lack of) property rights in the context of virtual worlds, e-books and digital music; how the blockchain can support people's urge to collect; and what are some of the issues with the contracts associated with NFTs.

  • Episode 1: Readings

    In Episode 1, Amy talked about her research (with Roman Kräussl) on fractional ownership, which was published in Management Science and can be found here (ungated pre-print here). In 2019, […]

  • Episode 1: Amy Whitaker

    In this first episode, I talk to Amy Whitaker, Assistant Professor in Visual Arts Administration at New York University (NYU) about applications of blockchain in the art market. We discuss blockchain-based systems of artwork ownership registration, the idea of artists retaining equity in their own work, and whether the blockchain can itself be considered a work of art.