US-China Financial War Escalates

  With the much-anticipated Chinese Yuan denominated futures scheduled to start trading on Monday 26th March, the US government has officially responded by firing a big shot across the bow on Friday 23rd March, with a multi-billion dollar trade war with China. Today, President Trump’s tariffs on China come into effect. Trump’s tariffs are expected Read More…

A Look Ahead into 2018

  There is too much to cover, so I will have to be selective here. Central Banks and Stock Markets Unwinding As we finally begin to unwind out of the financial crisis of 2008, we will enter a new one. It’s very possible that the US stock market has already peaked and could start a Read More…

The Bitcoin Explainer: Part II – How Blockchain works – Hash Functions, Mining and Transactions

  In Part I, I covered the economics of Bitcoin. Let’s now delve into how Bitcoin works to establish trust without a central authority. The basics of hash functions At its core, Bitcoin relies on a very important cryptographic technique called hashing, which is performed by a hash function. This is basically a mathematical function Read More…