tokens

Top 20 Coins: Uncommon Core Podcast Episode 15

Throwing this up for discoverability: I enjoy the Uncommon Core podcast and this is a helpful episode for those looking to get a quick summary of the top coins by market cap as at December 2020, as discussed by prominent crypto trader Su Zhu of Three A…

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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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Colin G Platt On Peer-to-Peer

Last week I went out with for a beer and pizza with Colin G Platt of Blockchain Insider fame after we did a podcast interview about my book The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains at the 11FS office in Devonshire Square in London. Quite appropriately we…

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Bitcoin’s payments are not peer-to-peer!

In this post I articulate what a peer-to-peer transaction is, why Bitcoin transactions are not peer-to-peer, and why it is important to understand the differences clearly.
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What is Blockchain?

Yesterday I did an recording where the interviewer asked me a simple question – what is blockchain? This got me thinking – I had no go-to answer for this. People use this word to cover a wide range of networks and platforms, and some platfo…

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