Data

Blockchain: Understanding a Software Technology That Will Advance New Solutions

The term “blockchain” – like cloud computing and IoT before it – keeps cropping up in new and different settings, yet few people still truly understand its operations or allure. Blockchain, most often linked to the digital currencies Bitcoin and Ethereum, serves as the foundation for many less publicized, but no less potentially valuable applications. … Read More >>

Global Markets

Congress and the Administration Are Right: A Modernized NAFTA Must Address Digital Trade

Yesterday, BSA | The Software Alliance testified at a hearing convened by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) to shape the US negotiating objectives for a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The hearing comes amid concrete signs that the Administration – as well as Canada and Mexico – recognize that there … Read More >>

Data, Global Markets

Future of Trade Hides in Plain Sight in Vietnam Deals

If you saw the headlines out of last week’s meeting between President Trump and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, you’re aware of the major deals announced with US manufacturers GE and Caterpillar – deals worth an estimated $8 billion dollars for jet engines, windmills, and construction equipment. What is less apparent, though, is how … Read More >>