What’s happened to cryptocurrencies?

Over the past ~1.5 years I’ve been blogging on and off about cryptocurrencies, blockchains and other related topics. The most popular pieces of content on my blog have been my entire series about How to Build Dapps on Ethereum series and a post about fungibility, dating back to the spring of 2017. A lot has happened since then in the Wild West of crypto. So here’s a brief run-down.

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Fixing my fixie

Isabell and I have decided to go travelling for 6 months later this year. And in order to have fewer and less expensive things to put away in storage, I recently decided to sell my racing bicycle. This also means that I will focus more on running this year to stay in shape. But don’t worry, I still have my fixie bike that I’ve been sorting out today, in the sun. Here’s a short description of what I’ve done along with a picture gallery.

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Tokenisation part 3 – Price valuation

In this third blog post in my tokenisation series, I will share some thoughts around price valuation of tokens. But before you read further you must know that there isn’t a magic formula that will tell you the true value of anything. At the end of the day, the space around blockchains and crypto assets are incredibly young, without any established models and the price is largely driven by speculation.

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Tokenisation part 2 – Different models

Here’s a picture of a non-blockchain discount token; a loyalty card for our local café. I know the exact value of this token, it’s worth 1 hot drink after I bought 6 for the regular price.

In the first part of this series I gave an overview of what a blockchain token is and what the difference between fungible and non-fungible tokens are. In this blog post I will talk about what different kinds purposes a token can serve.

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Tokenisation part 1 – An overview

This Picasso painting could be tokenised in two different ways (1) the painting itself could be represented by a non-fungible token, because it’s not mutually exchangeable with other paintings and (2) ownership shares could be represented by another fungible token, because any share of the painting is equal to any other share.

One of the things that needs to happen for blockchain and crypto assets to truly take off is – tokenisation of things. In this blog post I will explain what this is, and some important concepts surrounding this.

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