Tokenization centers around the concept of disintermediation in a variety of processes. By replacing such intermediaries with code, decentralized finance democratizes the ability to trade real-world assets and potentially provides increased security, efficiency, and reliability to asset owners. There is also the potential to create more liquidity for investors.
The transparency, liquidity, and efficiency lends itself to greater coupling with Decentralized Finance – peer-to-peer lending and trading, data oracles, and hyper-customized portfolios.
This video gives you an analysis of the potential implications of tokenizing real-world assets. We go over financial processes, oracles, and blockchain concepts to help you understand the bigger picture of such a technology.
Blockchain is a very powerful group of technologies that facilitates distributed trust. As a decentralized system, it is incredibly robust and adaptable, advantages which are counterbalanced by its slow speed and inefficiency. It is an essential requirement for digital currencies, like Bitcoin, which are useful in places where central banks are ineffective or very expensive. Bitcoin also allows users to do things the government doesn’t approve of, which might be criminal or political or revolutionary or trans-national. But digital currencies are also incredibly volatile and it’s hard to predict their future. Blockchain, on the other hand, offers utility far beyond digital currencies. As we continue to evolve our relationship with technology and privacy, we can see a role for smart contacts, which could be used to negotiate trust and approval across large networks. In the Mirror World, where individuals are constantly contributing virtual objects and artifacts, there is a massive need to verify whether things are legitimate or not. In the physical world, blockchain can be embedded to track the provenance of objects and to confirm authenticity. In a world of 8 billion people, a distributed system like this makes a lot of sense, and many experiments are underway to reduce the need for computational cycles, reducing the environmental costs. We are still waiting to see how decentralized systems like blockchain scale up, and we are still exploring what it’s really good for, but I expect that this technology will become part of the ecosystem of invisible infrastructure in the next 10 years. This video on “The Future of Blockchain” was commissioned by China Mobile as part of an online course. It is one of 36 lecture videos.
If we look at now, we’ve developed a really interesting piece of middleware because the problem is when you’ve got lots of disparate markets, even if they get a digital moving assets between those markets, so where those assets are held on the custody at those markets or elsewhere is incredibly difficult.
Decentralized finance, or DeFi (also called open finance), is a blanket term for financial services like borrowing, lending, and trading built using decentralized infrastructure, such as public blockchains and smart contracts.
This is an episode of The Pomp Podcast with host Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano and guest, Matt Ridley, a British journalist and businessman. He is best known for his writings on science, the environment, and economics, including The Rational Optimist and his new book, How Innovation Works. In this conversation, we discuss how prosperity evolves, why optimism is important, the difference between innovation and invention, how innovation is bottoms up, why China has been so innovative, and the future of stateless innovation.
Decentralization is purely a means to the end goal of immutability. Decentralization is not the end in itself, and there’s a lot of people out there who I feel have been misled into thinking that decentralization is the end goal in and of itself, and anything that has 80% decentralization versus 100% decentralization is a “shitcoin”, when in my opinion that’s simply not the case. I would much rather have high throughput, high features, high transactional capacity, low fees and immutability and censorship resistance with a middle-ground of enough decentralization to make that possible, versus the ridiculous notion of “must have 100% decentralization. Must be able to run 1MB blocks on Raspberry Pi nodes, on laptops built in 1990, so that we can have 100% decentralization—oh, but we can only do 4 transactions per second” and yes, I’m talking about Bitcoin. And that’s essentially the mindset of Bitcoin and that’s again why I feel very strongly that that’s a flawed mindset.