From whitepaper to a new asset class, Bitcoin and blockchain technology are a giant leap forward for mankind.
Blockchain changes everything.
Peer-to-peer, instant, low-cost value transfer, free of intermediaries, enabled by cryptocurrencies - isn't just reshaping the payments industry, but this concept is reshaping the world of finance in its entirety. Blockchain and crypto assets represent the fastest growing asset class today. The sector is expected to go from current market capitalization of ~$2.5T to ~$10T by 2030. As our client, we want to help you not just be part of this revolution that is redefining the understanding of money in the 21st century, but also profit from it.
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Cryptocurrencies that are trustless, decentralized, scarce and especially private, allow for insulation of your wealth from continuous currency debasement due to reckless central bank monetary policy, a risk you are exposed to if holding majority of your wealth in fiat currency. Perhaps the most critical breakthrough allowed by crypto assets is the ability to self-custody your wealth, without dependence on banks and financial intermediaries. This is why Bitcoin and Monero are considered undilutable & incorruptible stores of value.
The coming decade belongs to decentralized, trustless blockchain protocols, as clunky, inefficient wasteful legacy systems are disrupted by decentralized finance. Decentralized Applications (Dapps) are digital applications or programs that exist and run on a blockchain or P2P network of computers instead of a single computer, and are outside the purview and control of a single authority. The mechanism behind each DeFi protocol is transparent and lives entirely on-chain, commonly referred to as “smart contract,” an executable program living on the blockchain.
Blockchain tech is just getting started.
Origin of Blockchain Tech
In October 2008, a paper, titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System,” was published by Satoshi Nakamoto that marked the genesis of the blockchain technology as a concept for developing Bitcoin. This set the cornerstone of a phenomenon that has opened doors to a plethora of possibilities and applications. Value transfer in the traditional finance world takes place through centralized and permissioned networks, whereas with the advent of blockchain technology, value transfer in the crypto world is done through decentralized and permissionless networks, or peer-to-peer (p2p).
In a decentralized architecture, it is difficult if not impossible to discern a particular center
Cryptoassets do to value what the internet did to information
What is Blockchain tech?
A blockchain simply refers to a single distributed database that is accessible to everyone—where anyone in the world can view balances and submit transactions at any time—but where the ledger is not controlled by any single corporation, government, person, or entity. In other words, a “distributed ledger” that is “permissionless” and is maintained on a “decentralized” basis.
Future of Blockchain Tech
As the crypto market enters its second decade, one thing is clear: crypto and blockchain assets are not going away. Cryptoasset markets are rallying toward new all-time highs, and many of the world’s largest investors and financial institutions are getting involved. Because the blockchain distributes its data all across its network, completely eliminating the risk of data manipulation by unethical means, this has groundbreaking implications for the way business is conducted. In our view the blockchain revolution has just begun.
The Bitcoin Stock2Flow model is a popular valuation model which utilizes the scarcity factor of Gold to assign a market price to Bitcoin
Two broad segments within the Cryptoverse.
Bitcoin is the prime example of a cryptocurrency.
Ethereum is a prime example of a cryptoasset.
Cryptocurrencies that are mined on computers in a decentralized manner, their governance determined by mathematical code and trustless proof-of-work algorithms such as Bitcoin, Monero, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, BSV - fall into this category. Cryptocurrencies have a proven use-case and have already redefined how we approach concepts of wealth storage and value transfer.
Bitcoin is a prime example of a cryptocurrency.
Cryptoassets, also known as decentralized finance (DeFi) can be considered start-ups with founders and teams that are dedicated to solving functions of legacy finance in a decentralized manner. DeFi protocols have been around since ~2017, are generally based on proof-of-stake consensus algorithms, are not fully decentralized or scaled yet, but are working towards achieving these two objectives.
Ethereum is a prime example of a cryptoasset.
Ether is a prime example of a cryptoasset.