Tokenisation part 2 – Different models

Here’s a picture of a non-blockchain discount token; a loyalty card for our local cafĂ©. 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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Crypto risk management – part 3: hedging

In part 1 and part 2 of this series I covered some basic concepts about risk management and trading in general. In this part, I’m going to explain how these concepts can be used for hedging against price volatility. It’s important to note that we are not talking about active trading techniques here, this is about risk management.

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Crypto risk management – part 2: margin and leverage

In my earlier post Crypto risk management – part 1: introduction I gave a brief intro to some thoughts and financial instruments that might be useful when managing risk of owning cryptocurrency. In this second part I’ll introduce in more detail how margin trading with leverage works. In the next and third post, I will then explain how this can be used to hedge against risk.

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Crypto risk management – part 1: introduction

Almost anyone who has heard about Bitcoin or Ethereum, know that it’s risky business. Some risk factors are; the immature technology, lack of real-world applications that provide real value, lack of protective regulation and price volatility against fiat currencies. In this post I’ll go through ways to manage some of these risks.

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The blockchain “so what?” for a company

Blockchains are being talked about everywhere it feels like. Companies, institutions, friends and family they all ask about it, and (most of the time) trying to understand what this new technology is, and what it can do for them. In the past I did a non-technical explanation of how blockchains work. But you don’t really explain why you would use something, by explaining how it works. So in this blog I’m going to try to explain what value blockchains can bring to almost any company.

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Lending yourself money, from assets you own. Interest-free.

I previously talked about liquidity and money on blockchains. I find this a very interesting subject. I believe, some of the greatest benefits that blockchain technology will bring to the world is disintermediation in liquidity, custodianship and brokerage. That is, without any middle men, having the ability to easily swap between different types of digital assets (liquidity), keep assets safe (custodianship), and automatically execute on agreements (brokerage). I will put this into some perspective… Continue reading “Lending yourself money, from assets you own. Interest-free.”

The clash of two worlds – kitties and Wall Street brokers

This has certainly been a crazy week in the cryptocurrency landscape. I keep writing about this topic, because it truly fascinates me. For years, this crypto thing has been looked at with pessimism, laughed at, and misunderstood. Cryptocurrencies are still misunderstood, but now suddenly both aspiring digital cat owners and Wall Street brokers alike, wants a piece of it! The clash of two worlds… Continue reading “The clash of two worlds – kitties and Wall Street brokers”