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Cryptoassets and Tokenization

In June 2019, I began a series of 3 free talks on Bitcoin, Cryptoassets and Blockchain. The objective of these talks was to engage with my local community on these topics, I hoped to widen the understandings of those interested enough to attend. This is a summary of my second talk, we covered Cryptoassets and Tokenization.

I introduced the talk referencing two videos.

  1. The US Postmaster General in 1993 responding to a question about the threat of email to their business.
  2. A brilliant explanation by Bill Tai on the impact of blockchain tech relative asset ownership and exchange.

We then recapped where we left of last week, which was the birth of Bitcoin in the context of the history of money.

We introduced the birth of Ethereum with Vitalik in India 2016 and a Github visualisation of the creation.

I made the point that American Jazz music was not invented by classical musicians…there is a long story behind this…and that the new financial infrastructure for the world will not be invented by the Financial Stability Board or the BIS.

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Next we spoke about Russia and Vitalik’s brief meeting with Vladimir Putin. We watch a video of Vladimir making chilling comments on blockchain technology.

We then moved to the 2017 ICO craze and listened to a 11 year old boy explain what an ICO is…and we watched the ICO explosion visualisation in 2017.

We then referenced the book ‘Cryptoassets’ by Chris Burniske and Jack Tatar. We spoke about this in the context of US Institutional Investor adoption, I walk through the different types of assets and gave some examples as per below.

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As part of this section we had a deepish discussion on non-fungible tokens using cryptokitties and F1 Deltatime as examples.

Next week, our final week, we will cover blockchains, governance, forks and DeFi protocols.

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