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Part 1 Audio: The Definitive Intro To Tokenized Securities
Part 2 Audio: How Security Token Platforms Actually Work
Part 3 Audio: 7 Predictions About Our (Wild) Tokenized Future
Case Study Addendum: Tokenizing a Fund w/ Rob Nance (Part 1 of 2)
Case Study Addendum: Tokenizing a Fund w/ Rob Nance (Part 2 of 2)
Table of Contents
- Intro: “Tokenize The World”
- Thanks to Our Sponsors
- TTW Part 1: The Definitive Intro To Tokenized Securities
- Part 2: How Security Token Platforms Actually Work
- Part 3: Seven Predictions About Our (Wild) Tokenized Future
- Case Study Addendum: Tokenizing a Fund w/ Rob Nance from CityBlock Capital (Part 1 of 2)
- Case Study Addendum: Tokenizing a Fund w/ Rob Nance from CityBlock Capital (Part 2 of 2)
Introduction to This Documentary
I decided to create this documentary about security tokenization after learning that many of my preconceived notions about security tokens were just flat wrong. During my journey, I also discovered that several individuals I respected (and who were otherwise well versed on cryptoassets) also had misconceptions about security tokenization, how and where security tokens attempted to add value, why they might be needed, and the mechanisms of how they worked.
As my friend, Taylor Pearson pointed out in a really long Tweet storm: understanding how cryptocurrencies work means understanding cryptography, distributed systems, economics, and politics.
Security tokens add to this list . . .
- SEC regulations & securities laws
- Equity mechanics
- Private and public issuance of stock
- Secondary trading
- Guidelines from over 100+ legal jurisdictions
My purpose here is not to convince you that security tokens and asset back tokens are valuable or needed, but instead to simply the complex and tell the story of projects makers, issuers, investors, and influencers driving adoption of security tokens.
To create this content, I had conversations with leading thinkers and creators in the field. What I found is that, at every step of the way, the tokenization of securities, real estate, art, and other real-world assets is forcing us to reexamine old habits and ways of operating.
This documentary started off as a passion project, quickly turned into a huge, time-consuming pain, and is now back to being a passion project as we hit publish.
Thanks To Our Sponsors
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our two sponsors, Blocktrade.com and the Nomics API.
Currency.com is the world’s first regulated tokenized securities exchange that allows you to use your Bitcoin or Ethereum holdings – and even fiat – to trade the world’s biggest markets through tokenized securities. Choose to trade with up to 100x leverage or buy and sell assets of your choice from over 200 tokenized securities. Crypto traders are able to trade traditional financial assets without putting their holdings under price pressure or exchanging to fiat. Of course, this is all possible with the security, trust, and precision of blockchain technology. It’s simple: trade with crypto, profit in crypto. Go to Currency.com/nomics to get started!
Blocktrade.com will be the first fully licensed security token exchange in Europe, focused on listing crypto assets, security tokens, and other tokenized financial instruments. By being fully MiFID II compliant they will enable crypto trading to institutional traders while unlocking huge amounts of liquidity with their primary market partners. If you’re someone who’s following the security token space, they have quite a few things to announce in the next couple of weeks, including their public beta launch. Be sure to go to Blocktrade.com, hit the red subscribe button at the top, and get on their announcement newsletter.[Read more…] about Tokenize The World: A Tokenized Securities Documentary
This post was last updated on September 11th, 2019 at 03:45 pm
- Why Metrics Matter
- The Non-Crypto Origins of Market Cap
- 4 Major Critiques of Market Cap:
- Tokens /= Stocks
- Inflation Schedules
- Circulating Supply
- Redemption Impact
- A Review Of Market Cap Alternatives:
- Market Cap Improvements:
- ~Fully Diluted Market Cap
- Realized Capital
- Value Assessment Alternatives:
- Community/Network Health
The goal of this piece isn’t to argue for or against market cap, or present any one alternative as the answer. Instead, it is to present the idea that communally agreed-upon metrics create their own incentives. As a crypto community, the better the metrics we use, the better the work we’ll do.
Table of Contents
- The Origins of Market Cap
- How Market Cap Is Calculated
- The 4 Major Critiques of Market Cap
- Market Cap Alternatives
- Market Cap/Value Assessment Alternatives
This truism is felt daily by students around the world forced to push any intrinsic joy of discovery to the side in favor of accumulating the knowledge that will allow them to perform on whichever standardized test they next face. It is felt in the creative war rooms of advertising agencies shilling clickbait content marketing when what they believe the brand really needs is to better define its purpose. This impulse is also at play in public markets, where companies are effectively competing to achieve the metrics and key indicators that keep shareholders excited.
In immature and emerging markets, this reflexivity takes on a whole new dimension. In the traditional startup world, companies are easily caught in the beauty contest of trying to raise the most money from the most prominent investors, regardless of whether they (strictly speaking) need that money, and premised on the theory that higher raises attract more attention and better talent. [Read more…] about Crypto Market Cap: An In-Depth Review & Survey Of Emerging Alternatives
This post was last updated on July 11th, 2019 at 05:58 pm
Part 1 Description
Coinbase Custody’s clients include PolyChain Capital, Multicoin Capital (who we’ve had on this podcast, by the way), Autonomous Partners, and Walden Bridge Capital. Coinbase Custody’s mission is to make digital currency investment accessible to every eligible financial institution and hedge fund in the world.
Before Sam was running Coinbase Custody, he was VP of Engineering at Apex Clearing Corporation.
As a side note,I’ve been to several crypto conferences for institutional investors and heard several unremarkable conversations about custody. This is not one of them.
Sam is on point throughout this entire interview and this conversation results in a fantastic episode that will likely leave you with much to consider.
Part 2 Description
Whereas the first part of this conversation was focused on custody, the second part of this conversation focuses more generally on the suite of institutional products that Coinbase is rolling out, including their prime brokerage offering.
We also discuss how Coinbase markets, which provides a shared pool of liquidity for all of Coinbase’s products…. is both an internal service provider to the rest of Coinbase and a product available to market makers and high-frequency traders.
I should mention that if you want to discuss these topics or this podcast episode, feel free to join us on our telegram group at NomicsTelegram.com
Topics Discussed In These Episodes
- Why custody in the traditional financial world is a solved problem and a commodity, and why things are so much more difficult when it comes to crypto assets.
- The spectrum of options and dimensions that exist for solving the institutional custody problem with regards to crypto assets.
- Coinbase’s regulatory posture.
- How Coinbase scales key management, key generation ceremonies, and thinks about security.
- Insurance coverage of stored crypto assets at Coinbase.
- Why Coinbase is going to great lengths to separate its various institutional offerings.
- An overview of Coinbase’s suite of institution product offerings
- Why consumer products in the crypto space are optimizing for getting the greatest number of individual users, whereas institutional products are designed around servicing the greatest amount of capital
- How Coinbase Prime operates as a service layer on top of Coinbase’s products for institutional customers
- Coinbase’s forthcoming OTC offering
- The need for additional order types for cryptoassets
- A discussion of Coinbase’s soon to be shuttered index fund
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our two sponsors, Panda Analytics and the Nomics API.
Aurora is a collection of blockchain applications and protocols that form a completely decentralized financial and banking platform. Founded by a group of blockchain enthusiasts who aspire to see digital currency flourish, Aurora aims to provide these decentralized financial solutions to anybody in the world, regardless of location and status.
Aurora’s first product—IDEX—is the first real-time decentralized exchange, and currently the #1 dApp in the world by daily users, transactions, and volume. IDEX achieved early success utilizing a hybrid design which carefully balances the speed and user experience of centralization with the security of blockchain.
However, that is only the beginning, as IDEX will evolve into a fully-decentralized exchange through AURA staking. This will allow users who hold and stake AURA tokens to run specialized nodes that perform various exchange functions. In return, they will be rewarded with the fees collected by IDEX as well as all future Aurora products. Learn more by visiting AuroraDAO.com.
If investing is not your full-time job, but you still want to get into crypto and blockchain, what cryptocurrencies should you consider when making an investment decision?
One popular solution is a portfolio of crypto assets selected and rebalanced on a regular basis. Panda Analytics is a crypto index research and management company that has software tools which allow you to construct a passive index tailored to your risk level and help you execute the strategy, automating the tedious rebalancing work. Also, Panda created the world’s first Proof-of-Work index fund, a low-cost, complexity-free investment vehicle allowing you to diversify into crypto. If you want to learn more about their index fund and tools, please check the website at PandaAnalytics.com.
The Nomics API offers squeaky clean and normalized primary source trade data offered through fast and modern endpoints. Instead of having to integrate with several exchange APIs of varying quality, you can get everything through one screaming fast fire hose. If you found that you or your developer have to spend too much time cleaning up and maintaining datasets, instead of identifying opportunities, or if you’re tired of interpolated data and want raw primary source trades delivered simply and consistently with top-notch support in SLAs, then check us out here.[Read more…] about [Podcast] Institutional Cryptoasset Custody w/ Sam McIngvale of Coinbase Custody – (Eps. 0028 – 0029)
This post was last updated on July 11th, 2019 at 05:45 pm
My guest today is actually me and my co-founder at Nomics, Nick Gauthier.
In this episode, we’re interviewed by the creator of the Crypto Cast Network, who goes by the name of Vortex.
This interview is a deep dive into the state of crypto market data.[Read more…] about [Podcast] The State of Crypto Market Data w/ Vortex & Nomics’ Co-founders (Ep. 0027)