Andy Yee

Andy Yee
University College London | UCL · Centre for Blockchain Technologies

BA Hons. (Cantab.), MEng, MA

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Introduction
Andy Yee is a public affairs executive with experience in the financial services and technology sectors. He is currently Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Asia at Sun Life, and was previously with Visa and Google. He is a published author on finance, technology and geopolitics, and his works have appeared in renowned academic and policy journals. He is an Industry Associate at the University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies.
Education
October 2009 - July 2010
SOAS, University of London
Field of study
  • Pacific Asian Studies
October 2001 - July 2005
University of Cambridge
Field of study
  • Information Engineering

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Publications (8)
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Bitcoin is the first decentralized, peer-to-peer network that allows for the proof and transfer of ownership of virtual currencies without the need for a trusted third party. It has created a platform for tremendous financial innovation, but at the same time the role of traditional regulatable financial intermediaries is bypassed. The purpose of th...
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While the Internet has spawned a revolution in the way individuals connect and communicate with one another, especially through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, a change no less revolutionary is occurring in the business world, enabling business-to-business and business-to-consumer interactions that are transforming the global econo...
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Japan’s broadband infrastructure is among the best in the world, but a combination of cultural, business and regulatory factors have kept the country from realizing its online potential. It is time for Japan to fully embrace the Internet and take its rightful place as a major innovative force.
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Taiwan has been a world leader in high-tech hardware manufacturing for many years. Yet the industry faces grim prospects as it remains stuck on the lower rungs of the value-added chain. The key to its reinvention depends on whether it can get plugged into the Internet age.
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This article systematically compares maritime territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas. It draws on the bargaining model of war and hegemonic stability theory to track the record of conflicts and shifts in the relative power balances of the claimants, leading to the conclusion that certainty and stability have improved in the South Chi...
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With the digital world generating ever more information, ever faster and ever more available to vast numbers of people through social media, Asia is not immune to the problem of “fake news.” The region’s challenge is to avoid draconian solutions while addressing the underlying issues of social and political polarization that fuel misinformation, di...
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The economic gains brought by digital payments are significant. Greater financial inclusion and less friction in commerce lead to increased spending on goods and services. This, in turn, creates a virtuous economic cycle whereby increased consumption translates into more jobs and higher income. Moody’s Analytics estimates that increasing electronic...
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Asia has seen a proliferation of multilateral organizations in recent decades, and much of the debate over the possibility of an Asia-Pacific or East Asian community has centered on their strengths and weaknesses. Understanding the political and economic realities behind these organizations is the key to fathoming the future shape of that community...