The Cold Crypto Winter of 2018

“The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent” – John Maynard Keynes With every passing week, 2018 is surely cementing its reputation as annus horribilis for crypto investors. In what looks now to be a protracted crypto bear market, most altcoins, sans a few like Binance Coin, have lost a significant portion of their market from their …

The 108 Crypto Index, Consensus Week, and The Protocol Trilemma

“Change is an opportunity to do something amazing.” – George Couros So we are finally back in Asia after an eventful week in New York for Consensus 2018. This week’s newsletter is a slightly long read, but probably worth the effort. Introducing 108token, our cryptocurrency index As markets mature, passive investing outperforms active investing, as a …

Collectibles on the Blockchain

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” – Warren Buffet Late November last year, a relatively unknown Ethereum application took everyone by surprise, causing temporary congestion on the Ethereum network. The game allowed users to spend ether for breeding and trading digital felines with other participants. At one stage, this business of breeding …

Crypto Wars: Return of the BTC

“The more things change, the more they remain the same” – Alphonse Karr After a tumultuous, mostly downhill-momentum ridden first quarter, we are now witnessing a bit of a sustained bounce back in the crypto markets. The asset class appreciated by over 50% since the beginning of the month.  News such as Goldman hiring its first …