Investec quietly tests ‘digital vault’, which may signal its crypto entry
I chatted to Ciaran Ryan about what I’ve been working on.
Utility of cryptocurrencies – Investec Focus Radio
I chatted to colleague Patrick Lawlor on Investec Focus Radio back in February 2020. We talked about the utility of cryptocurrencies and how it ties into blockchain technology.
Keynote speech – Blockchain Africa Conference 2020
The article version of this presentation is available at Investec.com.
Is cryptocurrency the FUTURE of money? – CRA interview
Podcast: A new era of currency
Renegade Report podcast 2019
I got back in studio to share of my latest thoughts on the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem. You can listen to the latest podcast, here. For those interested in my progression of thoughts, you can listen to the 2017 RR podcast here. In the 2017 podcast we delved into the history of money and the economics of central banking. In the latest one we focus almost purely on the monetary system being developed under our noses and out of mainstream sight that I believe will replace traditional money and banking similar to how the simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP) aka e-mail replaced letters.
Classic FM talk on SA crypto exchanges
I’m speaking at AfriSake Blockchain conference
If you’re interested to learn more about bitcoin and blockchain, come join us on November 22nd at the AfriSake “Blockchain Revolution” conference. I’m speaking at the event. For more information and to get tickets go here.
I haven’t written much on Bitcoin on this blog, but…
…that’s because my blog was inactive during the time I turned more bullish on the rate of adoption and long-term potential of this new currency. A few tweets from my timeline.
After recent speculation that BTC died, price hasn’t fallen, & interest rates are more -ve. I’m kinda bullish. pic.twitter.com/ZsBwiL5j0H
— Chris Becker (@chrislbecker) March 11, 2016
In the 2.5 months since this tweet, #BTC is up $100 (24% in USD), and up 30% in ZAR. https://t.co/8zfPeG2viI I’m still bullish.
— Chris Becker (@chrislbecker) May 30, 2016
#BTC is now up 65% off the 2016 lows (in USD). Not seeing much coverage of the rally in the press though. pic.twitter.com/xt2jHc0YiF
— Chris Becker (@chrislbecker) June 6, 2016
#BTC was my biggest fx bet in 2016 pic.twitter.com/U3w4Y76Xw1
— Chris Becker (@chrislbecker) December 31, 2016
Following the 200% rally since the start of the year I’ve done a lot of research on this financial and monetary technology and I’m even more optimistic than I was in late 2015 and 2016 of its long-term prospects. I’m not giving investment advice that you should go out and put your life savings into it today, but open an account at Luno, deposit a tiny amount (as little as R10 is possible), get a family member or friend to download a bitcoin wallet like breadwallet, and see how easy it is to send value (i.e. money) directly to each other over the internet. You’ll see what I’m excited about. Read this book as an intro. Get acquainted with the internet of money, it is truly revolutionary.