Analysis Group Affiliate Catherine Tucker Discusses Antitrust and Litigation Questions Arising in Blockchain Businesses
March 20, 2018
In an interview with Analysis Group Vice President Emily Cotton, academic affiliate Catherine Tucker discusses ways in which blockchain technology is changing traditional views of business models, competition issues, and the role of economic analysis in both. Professor Tucker, the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Marketing at MIT's Sloan School of Management, is the co-founder with Professor Christopher Catalini of MIT's new Cryptoeconomics Lab.
In this Q&A, Professor Tucker briefly describes blockchain technology and its application in a variety of businesses, including cryptocurrencies, or virtual currencies, such as bitcoin. She explains how blockchain applications are structured to align participants' incentives with data integrity, and why this innovative type of business model is raising unique challenges in antitrust litigation.