Cryptocurrency can transcend borders. That’s part of its promise, and one reason it’s so challenging to regulate. But the notion that crypto is completely unregulated isn’t accurate either. “Despite the rhetoric, most jurisdictions do somehow regulate crypto assets, though it's not always clear how,” says Ananya Kumar, associate director at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC. “There are some glaring gaps, but experimentation with regulation is happening in real-time, and it’s happening everywhere.” At the 2023 Cryptocurrency Conference at Desautels, Kumar led a session on the state of the regulatory landscape. The theme of this year’s event was ‘How to (and not to) regulate crypto’, and with the high-profile collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX still headline news, it spoke to the zeitgeist. Staged on September 29 and organized by Desautels professors Katrin Tinn and David Schumacher, the conference brought together participants from twenty-eight different organizations, including universities, regulatory public policy institutions, and the private sector.
Every crisis paves the way for change—call it progress, growth, or recession—but the question remains: how many steps back are taken for every step forward? Whether a financial crisis or a global health crisis, the fallout manifests in how people live and work differently, affecting organizations’ once-traditional priorities. What directions are organizations, their management, and their employees headed in today? Several recent Delve podcast episodes and articles investigate these questions to look deeper at: changing business ethics in a hybrid world, the role gender plays in word-of-mouth job recruitment, why overqualified job candidates are seen as a flight risk, and how new digital management structures are changing the nature of the firm.