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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...

30 Oct 2019

On 1 November, 2019 Christine Lagarde takes on the role of President of the European Central Bank (ECB).  I am predicting that under her leadership the ECB will seek to develop a digital EUR.  This is almost a certainty.  A stretch prediction is that some cryptocurrenc...

25 Oct 2019

This headline in the Australian Financial Review this week needs some explanation.  

IMHO the ASX blockchain project is a doomed experiment for two reasons :

1. The ASX are trying the capture the cost and efficiencies of blockchain technology in a private setting....

14 Oct 2019

This excellent research report from German bank Bayern LB sets out the importance of stock-to-flow ratios to the valuation of assets and looks at this in the context of valuations for Gold, Silver, Palladium, Platinum and Bitcoin.

The report concludes that...

'It becomes...

7 Oct 2019

For the first time since I started this blog I have not posted a story for over a month. I have been away. But also there is so much happening that I did not find a specific topic give me focus. The macro economic and geopolitical issues the world is facing at the mome...

14 Aug 2019

There are so many interesting thoughts and questions around central banks issuing digital currency (fiat) that it is hard to know where to start.  Luckily, we have the wonderfull Laura Shin who collects our thoughts and ask the questions we would like to ask.

In th...

2 Aug 2019

On 31 July 2019 I submitted to the Australian Treasury Department feedback on the proposed legislation banning Cash transactions of over AUD 10,000. 

My submission considers three aspects of the restrictions on Cash use in Australian society.

1.    Human Rights and the...

20 Jul 2019

The week of 15 July 2019 was one of the most interesting weeks I have had thus far in my journey along the crypto path...and I have had a few interesting weeks.  We had the POTUS tweet about Bitcoin and crypto, we had the Chair of the US Federal Reserve make comments a...

4 Jul 2019

The story of Libra coin is going to evolve every day/week over the next few years and I plan to document it's evolution with a series of posts of which this is the first one.

This post focuses on the monetary policy aspect of Libra v Bitcoin.

Libra is seeking to be what...

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