Facebook’s new permissioned blockchain initiative has been received with well-founded criticism, primarily related to concerns over privacy, but the battle that the Libra Association will spark around the world will probably benefit the struggle permissionless blockchains are facing.
The crypto market is still inefficient. Cryptoassets have different rates on different exchanges. The big question is how we can profit from that inefficiency. One approach is making transactions between exchanges, but if we buy a cryptoasset on one exchange, by the time we can sell it on another, the price difference may no longer […]
Prediction markets are a special kind of betting platforms that can be used for multiple purposes ranging from insuring a crop from bad weather to predicting the outcome of an event based on the wisdom of the crowd. Among other popular uses of prediction markets are hedging an investment, shorting the market, creating a futures […]
In this article we review the main ideas presented in the last cryptoassets valuation Satis Group’s article published by Bloomberg. Satis Group is an ICO advisory firm which has helped model one of the first bitcoin valuation in 2014. According to their report, the cryptoassets ecosystem forecast is promising. Bitcoin and Monero cryptocurrencies are both expected […]
Thanks to the invention of cryptocurrencies a new kind of financial product has been made possible, the crypto-backed loans. Following is a brief comparison of 10 platforms that providing access to it. As we can see by looking at the table the options vary greatly respect to the interest rates, platforms fees, and currencies accepted. […]
At CoinFabrik we are organizing internal presentations in response to interesting work we are doing. As we have grown, scheduling time to share our projects and ideas has become essential. Recent presentations have included: Decentralized Blockchain Bridges Last year Oscar Guindzberg, TrueBit, and CoinFabrik partnered to create a decentralized trustless bridge between Dogecoin and Ethereum […]
This article aims to extend the analysis of Bitcoin using Metcalfe’s Law performed by Cryptolab Capital on this article. Here, we are going to summarize some ideas and apply them to other major networks. We are going to update the analysis with Bitcoin to review some points and then, we are going to extend the […]
Some people think that cryptoassets are bubbles without intrinsic value and this is mostly due to the fact that they don’t know how to analyze them. Cryptoassets can’t be analyzed with the same valuation frameworks used in stocks and other non-cryptoassets. However, the crypto-community has been generating some useful valuation models. In this article we are […]
Lately, lots of posts have been talking about how traders get rich from arbitrage opportunities in the crypto market. I have been trying to do arbitrage for months, but I could never obtain a profitable strategy. Therefore, I will tell you here the problems I found while attempting to do it. This might be helpful […]
The most important benefit that Bitcoin and Blockchain Technologies have brought to us is a low-entry barrier to deploy our own currency and financial ledger. This means that, now, we can easily implement the concepts of Free Banking.
It is important to have an estimate of risk for a portfolio when trading with financial assets. Two basic and commonly used risk measures are value-at-risk and expected shortfall. We will illustrate the two concepts with an example and provide the necessary R code to actually calculate the values of both measures. If we take […]
08-Ago-2018 Update: Removed update and queries point to CoinFabrik servers to solve quota issues in both Google and Crypto APIs. You can get the spreadsheet here. To create your own version go to ‘File’ -> ‘Make a copy’. Keep updated on my Twitter account. Thanks to the smart contract development team.