Facebook’s Libra: Not a “True” Cryptocurrency

For many cryptoasset fans, it was like Christmas in June. Facebook released the long-awaited white paper for its stablecoin Libra on the 18th of June. While plenty of digital ink has already been spilled both castigating and adulating the tech giants’ first major foray into digital assets, we wanted to provide our first glance takeaways on some of Libra’s key features:

Facebook’s Libra: Not a “True” Cryptocurrency2019-08-30T14:53:48+13:00

Crypto Performance During Regional Financial Crises: Three Case Studies

Given the massive surge in the value of many cryptoassets, investors in the space have generally learned to ignore negative stories and retain their original conviction in their investments. However, as last year’s stories about potential manipulation in the bitcoin market and the surge of ill-conceived Ethereum ICOs has proved, it can be just as dangerous to ignore cynical headlines as it is to panic over every minor criticism.

Crypto Performance During Regional Financial Crises: Three Case Studies2019-08-30T12:33:22+13:00

Spreading FUD on the Global Financial System a Decade After the Great Financial Crisis

Given the massive surge in the value of many cryptoassets, investors in the space have generally learned to ignore negative stories and retain their original conviction in their investments. However, as last year’s stories about potential manipulation in the bitcoin market and the surge of ill-conceived Ethereum ICOs has proved, it can be just as dangerous to ignore cynical headlines as it is to panic over every minor criticism.

Spreading FUD on the Global Financial System a Decade After the Great Financial Crisis2019-07-18T17:37:31+13:00

Blockchain technologies poised to have significant benefits for the New Zealand economy

In the report, Distributed Ledgers and Blockchains – Opportunities for New Zealand, author Joshua Vial from Enspiral, found that these emerging technologies would likely have a positive impact on high-tech jobs and digital exports for New Zealand.

Blockchain technologies poised to have significant benefits for the New Zealand economy2019-06-28T20:08:38+13:00

Bitcoin: A(n Un)Happy 10th Birthday

Much like a 10-year old child who got the wrong color toy at his birthday, Bitcoin bulls are throwing a fit on the eve of the cryptoasset’s decennial anniversary. Unlike an adolescent temper tantrum though, Bitcoin’s current crisis may last for months before a sense of a calm returns to the market.

Bitcoin: A(n Un)Happy 10th Birthday2019-06-28T20:08:54+13:00

Facebook’s global currency at first glance

Facebook’s foray into cryptocurrency has a lot of people shaking their heads in unequal parts of confusion, disbelief and misunderstanding.  Blockchain technology is an emerging technology, one that I like to think I’ve got a reasonable handle on. So I’m here to tell you the top ten, most important things about what Facebook has just announced.

Facebook’s global currency at first glance2019-06-28T20:27:45+13:00

The Case for Digital Assets as an Asset Class

About 1200 years ago, Chinese alchemists combined salt peter, sulfur, and charcoal in an attempt to create an elixir for eternal life. Needless to say, they failed to accomplish their goal, but they did discover something nearly as useful by accident: gunpowder. Similar stories of accidental inventions abound, from the discovery of the microwave oven to penicillin and even Viagra.

The Case for Digital Assets as an Asset Class2019-06-28T20:09:41+13:00

Do Cryptoassets Deserve a Place in Your Portfolio?

About 1200 years ago, Chinese alchemists combined salt peter, sulfur, and charcoal in an attempt to create an elixir for eternal life. Needless to say, they failed to accomplish their goal, but they did discover something nearly as useful by accident: gunpowder. Similar stories of accidental inventions abound, from the discovery of the microwave oven to penicillin and even Viagra.

Do Cryptoassets Deserve a Place in Your Portfolio?2019-06-28T20:14:28+13:00
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