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Bitcoin Means Business

  Bitcoin has not yet graduated from the niche market to mainstream currency. However, with the increasing digitalization taking place in the currency exchange process, Bitcoin has successfully grabbed the public eye, which has increased its reach across the globe. Fundamentally, Bitcoin operates on the premise of scarcity. One can purchase Bitcoins online through a

Should Bitcoin Be Legal?

Ever since the conception of Bitcoin in 2008, its legality has been hotly debated. It’s still common to hear Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies described as “criminal money” by people who have heard about its use on the dark web, and those claims are, indeed, legitimate. That being the case, it would be dishonest to argue

RKN Global Founder Ronald K. Noble on Not All in the World is Corrupt. . .

Not all in the world is corrupt.  This message bears repeating, especially for those involved in understanding and battling corruption, for whom corruption would seem omnipresent and no man or woman exempt.   This contrary reminder comes in the form of a twenty-two year old English man named Marcus Hutchins, whose quick thinking helped avert

Ronald K. Noble, RKN Global Founder, on Spoiled Rotten: Corruption in the Meat Industry

The people of Brazil have been victims far too long of corruption in various sectors, several of which have been examined here on this site previously.  As the third anniversary of the infamous “Operation Car Wash” came, the country’s citizens became privy to a new scandal, this one involving the largest meat-packing company in the

RKN Global on Corruption by Local Public Officials

The mayor of Paterson, New Jersey was recently accused of public corruption charges, allegedly involving a bid to provide members of his family with free labor by getting tax payers to pay the workers’ salaries.1 The charges allege that Mayor Jose Torres and three other staff members hired municipal employees to work in a warehouse

RKN Global on Public Perception of Corruption

A recent survey of perceived corruption in Asia does not offer much good news. Transparency International, an anti-corruption watchdog, surveyed almost 22,000 people from sixteen different countries in Asia over a year and a half, focusing on the prevalence of corruption.  The vast majority of respondents painted a picture of corruption which is widespread, even