What Are Smart Contracts? What Exciting Possibilities Do They Enable?

In 2017, Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase’s chief executive, declared Bitcoin a “fraud” and said that any employee caught trading it would be fired for being “stupid.” Of course, the big news today is that JPMorgan became the first major United States bank to...

Why You Need To Know About Crypto-Collateralized Loans

As I’ve covered recently, cryptocurrency collateralized debt (crypto-backed loans) have some serious disruption potential and should help fuel some movement as they find a larger audience.  But let’s go a little deeper.  Genesis Capital recently reported...

STOs Vs. Utility Tokens: Room For Both?

So, one thing I’ve been talking a lot about lately is STOs, or Security Token Offerings. I think there’s a lot of promise, but I want to ask another question today: Is there a place for utility tokens in an STO world? Will they survive? So, for those...

Crypto Backed Loans & Collateralizing Your Crypto

One of the primary issues of the 2018 bear market for crypto investors is the dichotomy of, “I need some liquid capital, but no way do I want to touch my crypto”.  So, thankfully, the financial engineering of the crypto industry can help with...

Coin Spotlight: Shrimpy Index Funds

It seems we’ll never have stop talking about ETFs.  Being physically backed is the claim to fame for the VanEck / SolidX Bitcoin ETF, so it will be interesting to see how different this ETF application is and if it stands any chance of being...

Coin Spotlight: Veil Prediction Markets

So, yesterday I covered the decentralized gambling platform, Augur, and how it could be an interesting place to earn some extra coin if you’re inclined. The decentralized nature means that anything is a subject for gambling.  Today I want to discuss Veil,...

How Are You Preparing For The Decentralized Future?

Doc and I were having a pretty interesting conversation earlier.  It stemmed around one central issue that often goes unaddressed in our society: Things change.  More specifically, let’s look at the things that are seen as static or finite: retirement and...

Coin Spotlight: OWN (CHX)

Let’s spend today looking at one of the more promising coins currently making the rounds right now: OWN. What does it do? Enables businesses to raise capital by turning physical equity assets into tokenised assets. This is the basis of STOs, and why I’m so...