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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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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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 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”