Kirill Bryanov is a PhD researcher at Lousiana State University. His scholarly interests center on political and societal implications of communication technology, with a focus on blockchain-powered decentalized architectures.
New Year Special
The year 2019 was rich with major privacy developments, but 2020 may rock regulatory landscape even more.
Lawmakers Finally Took Data Privacy Seriously — 2019 Regulatory Roundup
Russian authorities are poised to introduce several prohibitive measures, yet feasibility and enforcement mechanisms raise questions.
Crypto Remains Unregulated in Russia — Lots of Talk but No Action
New research suggests that the Bitcoin price could be still absorbing the effects of the alleged PlusToken exit scam.
PlusToken Effect: Alleged Asian Exit Scam to Blame for Market Decline?
Grayscale Bitcoin Trust may become the first SEC-reporting crypto-based security, potentially signifying a trend for more transparency.
Grayscale Puts Trust to the Test by Pursuing SEC Registration
The next Ethereum hard fork is coming soon — here’s how the improvements it brings fit into the big picture of network’s evolution.
Istanbul to Berlin: Ethereum Milestones on the Road to Serenity
The U.S. SEC has set an extremely high bar for BTC ETF applicants, but new proposals keep coming. What will it take for one to be accepted?
The SEC Does Not Want Crypto ETFs — What Will It Take to Get Approval?
In a historic appearance before a U.S. House committee, the Facebook CEO didn’t say too much new about Libra.
Zuck of the Hill: After 6-Hour Libra Grilling, Congress Unconvinced