Ignorance of Crypto-Asset Prices is not Bliss…

Crypto-assets, at their core, provide a method for trusted value exchanges between parties that have no direct knowledge of each other, paving the way for decentralized systems.  The concept that decentralized, but connected systems could be THE answer to many economic problems is broadly understood. Unfortunately, there are firms in the crypto world that only … Continue reading Ignorance of Crypto-Asset Prices is not Bliss…

If Crypto Exchanges want approval of a Bitcoin ETF, they need to make some changes…

Despite the recent SEC decision to not approve the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF, I believe that the time is almost right for approval of such products.  There is, however, at least one structural impediment that should be addressed first:  Crypto exchanges should allow the unfettered ability for data providers to consolidate and redistribute quote information. There … Continue reading If Crypto Exchanges want approval of a Bitcoin ETF, they need to make some changes…

The HoweyCoins satire was great, but clarity on policy would be better…

With the creation of the HoweyCoins website, the SEC proved both that they have a sense of humor AND that they understand many of the issues surrounding crypto-asset issuance.  Now comes the hard part, however, which will be to provide companies and/or distributed projects with clarity on how they can issue crypto-assets to the public.   … Continue reading The HoweyCoins satire was great, but clarity on policy would be better…

Brief History of Crypto Market Structure

Earlier this week, Ian Weisberger, Co Founder of CoinRoutes, presented the following to the Alpha Kappa Psi chapter at UC Berkeley: [CoinRoutes] Alpha Kappa Psi (1) The presentation covers the basics of market structure and demonstrates, with data from CoinRoutes, how the market has evolved over the past several months.