6 Aug 2020

In 2018/19 the global regulatory environment around crypto and blockchain was highly uncertain and I think one of the issues dragging on market prices.

I recall someone (I think Eric Voorhees) at that time saying that eventually regulators would buy and use cryptocurren...

2 Aug 2020

On 22 July 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (a US based regulator) issued an 'interpretive letter' stating that National Banks in the US are able to provide cryptocurrency custody services and also provide banking services to cryptocurrency businesse...

28 Jul 2020

There is nothing I like better than a great visualisation.  This site sets out a live feed data of the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains in action. 

I think it is a great tool to help with understanding what is going on with blockchains and the cryptoeconomics behind the...

6 Jun 2020

On 28 May 2020 the US Federal Reserve advised that they support a move away from the use of LIBOR to the use of AMERIBOR. They advised that:

'Ameribor is a reference rate created by the American Financial Exchange based on a cohesive and well-defined market that meets t...

14 May 2020

It is interesting how certain names can be household names in one place but meaningless in another.  This is how it was for me with Paul Tudor Jones.  After looking him up I felt that I should have heard about him, but whatever, I now know who he is and why he is consi...

11 May 2020

We know the total amount of Bitcoins to be issued is 21 million.  The halving events address the question of when they are released. 

Paragraph 6 of the Bitcoin Whitepaper sets out the idea of issuing coins as a reward for creating new blocks.  The c...

1 Apr 2020

I hope you and your families are well and staying safe. 

Each quarter I write a newsletter to investors. These letters are usually confidential. This quarter, given the magnitude of events happening, I have decided to share the non-confidential contents of the letter. Y...

10 Mar 2020

On 4 March 2020 the Supreme Court of India delivered a judgement on ability of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to direct '...the entities regulated by RBI (i) not to deal with or provide services to any individual or business entities dealing with or settling virtual c...

16 Jan 2020

In the previous post to this I outlined how the forthcoming Central bank arms race for the development of Central Bank Digital Currency would unfold.  I did not however expect to find out so soon that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has been using a private version...

28 Nov 2019

I published 'The Future of Electronic Money - The Nation State Arms Race for Cryptofiat' which was inspired by a great podcast by Laura Shin on the subject. See here.

My brief summary of a complex topic imagines a world where Nation State issued Cryptofiat exists in con...

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