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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

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

Ronald Noble, RKN Global’s founder, on Corruption’s Finding Opportunity: Sports and Referees

We have previously discussed that corruption abhors a vacuum, and whenever there is an organizational or institutional structure, gaps and opportunities in that structure will be exploited for corrupt purposes if the costs do not outweigh the benefits for the perpetrators.  In the realm of sport, we have examined how tennis, which as a one-on-one

Ronald Noble, Founder of RKN Global, on Corruption in Sports and Why Some Sports are More Susceptible than Others

Spanish authorities’ recent arrest of thirty-four people for match-fixing in connection with tennis matches in Spain and Portugal illustrates one of the qualities that makes sports so ripe for corruption in certain sports:  The ease with which it can be done. RKN Global’s founder, Ronald K. Noble, explains that tennis is especially attractive to corruption