“Never meet with strangers from the Internet”

When I grew up I was told by my parents to “never meet with strangers from the Internet” and “never get into a stranger’s car”. These weren’t just silly rules that my parents set out for me, but rational perception that society at large lived by. But today, I break these rules on a weekly basis when getting Uber rides.

Continue reading ““Never meet with strangers from the Internet””

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.

Continue reading “What’s happened to cryptocurrencies?”

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.

Continue reading “Fixing my fixie”

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.

Continue reading “Tokenisation part 3 – Price valuation”

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.

Continue reading “Tokenisation part 2 – Different models”