blockchain

What Actually is Programmable Money?

Everyone seems to be interested in programmable money (and assets), but what exactly does this mean? This post explores the concept of programmable money – what is possible today, and what is possible with the help of smart contracts on blockchai…

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CBDC, DLT, Crypto, Stablecoin Resources List

I’m often asked for material about CBDCs (central bank digital currencies), blockchains / distributed ledgers, stablecoins, and cryptocurrencies. So here’s a list of reports from central banks, regulators, international organisations and ot…

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Tokens: Shares with Benefits

This short post explores some of the additional value that tokenised assets on blockchains can add, over and above pure financial return. The assets in question could be shares, or bonds, or other financial securities recorded as tokens on blockchains….

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Who legally owns all the shares? Not you.

In this post I explore how legal title to publicly listed shares works in Hong Kong, the USA, and Singapore. Then I relate this to tokens recorded on blockchains. Hong Kong I learnt something interesting on Monday when the Hong Kong Securities and Futu…

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