Case study: world’s first crypto bond

Author: | Published: 26 Jan 2018

An in-depth look at the world’s first cryptocurrency denominated, blockchain settled bond, its execution process, how this differs from a traditional bond and why this development has the potential to change the way capital markets function

Blockchains and smart contracts – a layman's run through Blockchains Over recent months there has been a proliferation in the number of very interesting seminars and articles on what blockchain is and why it's important. But for those without a tech background, it can take a while to figure out how it all works. The first section of this article is therefore a basic explanation of what a blockchain (or a distributed ledger) is. If terms like nodes, mining and hashing are all familiar to you then please skip to the next section....