Monthly Archives: July, 2019

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Trust in Europe – Underpinned by Law

Originally the European Economic Community was just that – a community that enabled the easy trade between the member states set up in 1957 by the Treaty of Rome. Given that Europe is a fairly small area geographically with multiple land borders, it made sense to simplify the business of doing business with neighbours. Over time it has expanded its jurisdiction considerably with common laws, common currency and even the talk of a common army. There is also a national anthem for the European Union (as it became in 1993) and which, this year, at the start of the new Parliament Session, the Brexiter Candidates from the UK refused to honour, preferring instead to turn their backs stating that the EU was a collation of nations, not a nation-state in its own right.

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Steven Lin, CEO of Gojoy – Creating a level shopping field

It takes a dyed in the wool entrepreneur to spot an opportunity so good it woos him at twenty paces. Yes there are a lot of clichés in my opening sentence, but I really feel I have to speak the obvious. Steven Lin joined Gojoy as CEO in February. The retail online shopping platform operating in China was the brainchild of his fellow co-founders Peter Wu, Juan Vargas, and James Zhang. The tagline of the platform is the ‘world’s most rewarding shopping community’ and it does indeed create a community that is rewarded for shopping. Not the platform, but the shoppers.

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NEWS: Kleros, Decentralized Justice and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)

Leveraging the blockchain technology, Kleros has made available a platform that resolves disputes digitally, while being fast, affordable and fair. This was achieved by simply innovating a classic system that worked in the ancient Athenian government. Using the Kleros platform as a dispute resolution layer,  a crowdsourced jury makes decisions on disputes brought before it.

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