Publicly-minded, dual-disciplinary writer and researcher on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology and global financial regulation. Also interested and well-versed in issues to do with Information System design and management, Compliance, Banking Regulation, Derivatives Regulation, Corporate Governance, Taxation of International Business, Anti-Trust and Competition Law. Previous work in International Relations and Political Science have proved to be complementary to Policy and Legal Studies adding geopolitical insight and experience to Commercial Awareness.
My research is focused on the regulation of the financial Blockchain applications including Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings. Cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin) are virtual/digital currencies generated autonomously and pseudonymously online using cryptography to both generate and validate transactions over a peer-to-peer network and distributed ledger (Blockchain). I am interested in the intersection between law, technology and finance and in empirical and normative considerations on the role of regulation in this space. My research is supervised by Prof Dalvinder Singh and Prof Ralf Rogowski.
I am a member of the White Chapel Think Tank on Distributed Ledger Technology where I am spearheading a sub-group aimed at engaging and consolidating scholarship in this area.I am also a member of the UK National Technical Committee on Blockchain Standards , a Research Fellow at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technology and a member of the UK Digital Currency Association. In addition to this, my research falls within the Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE) and the Empirical Approaches to law research cluster at the University of Warwick Law School. Finally, I publish occasional posts on my LinkedIn Profile and for tweets follow @MacDadiso.
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