Haseeb Awan2019-05-12T19:39:47+00:00

Token Velocity & How to preserve your token price

T The velocity of an object is the rate of change of its position with respect to a frame of reference and is a function of time. Simple example is car travelling at 100 mph. Though it’s a concept of kinematics, relevance can be derived in economics and more specifically in tokenomics. In tokenomics, price of token is directly linked to usage. However, usage isn’t the only metric & this is where velocity comes into play. Gyms operate on a 100X principal to [...]

March 27th, 2019|Categories: Fintech, Security Tokens, Startups|Tags: , |

6 steps for a Security Token Offering Launch

Preface A securities offering (or funding round or investment round) is a discrete round of investment, by which a business or other enterprise raises money to fund operations, expansion, a capital project, an acquisition, or some other business purpose. A securities offering (or funding round or investment round) is a discrete round of investment, by which a business or other enterprise raises money to fund operations, expansion, a capital project, an acquisition, or some other business purpose. STOs would be a process to [...]

January 13th, 2019|Categories: Security Tokens|

51% attack – Biggest Flaw of decentralized proof of work network

Biggest selling point of bitcoin & cryptocurrencies is decentralization & open contributor network (mining) where any one can contribute to the network hash power to reap the benefits, it does opens up the opportunity to bad actors who can take over the network & bend it accordingly. Once they’ve the control of network, they can pretty much do anything they want. These kinds of attacks are not easy in bigger networks such as bitcoin but smaller networks are very much vulnerable to it. [...]

January 8th, 2019|Categories: Fintech|

Bitcoin ATM ( BTM) – Killer Usecase for Bitcoin

5  years ago, we installed the first bitcoin ATM in Toronto at Decentral. These 5 years passed by quickly. I am humbled by the people I met, experiences I had & opportunities I got through that experiment.  That venture started as a fun weekend project that turned into a business. Today it's a thriving company. I'll cover that story later but today I'll write about why I think Bitcoin ATM is a killer use case for cryptocurrencies. It's fairly easy to buy bitcoins [...]

January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Fintech, Startups|

Mastering the Market Cycles

Financial cycles are often misunderstood by majority. It's a zero sum game where transfer of money takes place from one entity to another. It's combination of analysis, research but luck outplays every other factor. Markets react irrationally majority of the times. Either you're a fund manager or an individual managing your personal portfolio, what't the #1 question that goes through your mind. "Is this a great time to exit or enter" There are three types of sentiments that exist in the market at [...]

December 29th, 2018|Categories: Startups|

Cryptocurrency is only for Geeks !

Thoughts of storing your cryptocurrency wallet is a scary one for the majority. There has been countless stories on how people funds were stolen with no chance to recover. Have you even looked at the process to send bitcoin from one person to another.  Number of digits that you've to write is insane. It's literally impossible to type them & then only option is to copy/paste. I even still till this date, have to verify couple of times & also sweat till the [...]

December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Fintech, Security Tokens, Startups|

HODL – Worse Use Case ?

HODL is a term that got popular through a forum post where a person claimed to hold the bitcoins forever once the markets crashed. HODL stands for Hold On for dear Life on in simple word never selling them. Now either it was intentional or unintentional, HODL did become famous in the cryptocurrency industry.   King Leonidas from 300 Out of the total 17M bitcoins in existence, 9M haven't moved in the last 12 months. This represents around 53% of the total bitcoins but I [...]

December 15th, 2018|Categories: Fintech|Tags: |

Blockchains Tourists – Time to Pack up !

2018 has been the worse year for blockchains if you look at the price. Unfortunately, measurement of success in this industry has been measured by market cap. It has roughly lost 85% of its financial value within12 months which may be among the worst performance for any asset in the modern history. There are many other indicators showing all time worse situation for the industry. Question is it all over for blockchain or we can recover from here. Capital preservation is the #1 [...]

December 11th, 2018|Categories: Fintech|

Security Tokens: 20 Important Things you need to know (Detailed Guide)

What is a security token? Security Token Offering can be best defined as a “Public-Private” security offering that utilizes regulatory body framework such as Securities and Exchange Commission ( SEC ) or Ontario Securities Commission ( OSC) to offer investment products via blockchain technology. Preface A securities offering (or funding round or investment round) is a discrete round of investment, by which a business or other enterprise raises money to fund operations, expansion, a capital project, an acquisition, or some other business purpose. [...]

December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Security Tokens|Tags: , |