Tech Roundup Episode 16 – The Catawba Digital Economic Zone

In February 2022, the Catawba Nation of South Carolina voted to approve the first tribal digital economic zone in the United States. This “Catawba Digital Economic Zone” includes an independent regulatory framework and commercial code, which its organizers intend to utilize to attract financial technology firms to the Zone as online “ecorporations.”

In this episode, Catawba Digital Economic Zone CEO Joseph McKinney joined tech policy expert Ryan Hagemann to discuss the Zone and its novel regulatory framework.

Joseph McKinney

CEO

Catawba Digital Economic Zone


Ryan Hagemann

Co-Director

IBM PolicyLab


Emerging Technology

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