The frenzy of NFTs are all over the front pages. It’s wonderful to see so much artistic creativity erupting. But are NFTs the next version of failed ICOs or are we onto something sustainable.

Nyan Cat — sold for $587,000

The British left a legacy of jurisprudence and culture on Hong Kong despite their departure in 1997. I love the English references in Hong Kong like Admiralty, Prince Edward, and Victoria. Intentional or not, it was a cultural fusion of East meets West and, in its wake, the experiment made Hong Kong a leading financial center and tourist hotspot.

Similarly, an important group, the Dutch, left…


Whenever China, USA, India or any big nation make a policy announcement on crypto, it causes a big price movement. India is rumored to contemplate banning crypto investing. Is it for protection? And if so, for whom? For investors, or the rupee?

Shanghai Skyline with Pudong in the background

Wearing the trademark jacket named after him, Mao had just proclaimed the establishment of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on October 1, 1949. It will take another 2 months for the Communist to chase out the last of the remnants of its civil war rival, the Kuomintang onto the island of Taiwan, which would eventually become the…


Every few days, government bulletins raises speculation such as India banning cryptos, or that wallets must be registered with the state. If it’s seems confusing, that’s because long-term crypto strategies are not carefully understood by the sovereign regulatory agencies. However some areas are clearer than others.

“More shoreline…more shoreline than the whole coast of California.” Marty’s life is spared as he piqued Del’s interest in Lake Ozark. Del just popped four people in front of Marty as he was not happy with his money laundering service. …


Real estate is the biggest asset class. When you combine predictable cash flow, value appreciation, inflation fighting, and investment return, its hard to beat real estate. But finally there is fundamental shift in real estate investment that will make it better and more inclusive.

Pizza menu ready. Popcorn, chips, salsa, cookies, Häagen-Dazs in multiple flavours, lock and loaded. Beer is on hand but we will probably need something more industrialized — the brownie guy. Check.

The great political experiment that is America is about to enter the final stages of a nail-biting election. What does it mean for democracy, the cherished offspring of the ancient Greek pathos? But I tell you what. I don’t care whom you voted for but my hats off to those who have stood for hours in the long lines to cast their ballots.

The Oxford dictionary defines Democracy as…


Real estate is the biggest asset class. When you combine predictable cash flow, value appreciation, inflation fighting, and investment return, its hard to beat real estate. But finally there is fundamental shift in real estate investment that will make it better and more inclusive.

Pizza menu ready. Popcorn, chips, salsa, cookies, Häagen-Dazs in multiple flavours, lock and loaded. Beer is on hand but we will probably need something more industrialized — the brownie guy. Check.

The great political experiment that is America is about to enter the final stages of a nail-biting election. What does it mean for democracy, the cherished offspring of the ancient Greek pathos? But I tell you what. I don’t care whom you voted for but my hats off to those who have stood for hours in the long lines to cast their ballots.

The Oxford dictionary defines Democracy as…


Recent announcements by PayPal and Asian bank DBS signals that the institutional players are making big forays into crypto. But there is still a big caveat about the PayPal offering.

American rock band Ok Go masters the optical illusions

My stylist, Cinta, was sitting next to me at the front of the conference. She couldn’t resist the endless foo foo re-touching of my hair. She was just nervous as she is the next scheduled speaker — the owner of San Francisco’s renowned Cinta Salon.

It’s April 2000 and the Viral Marketing Conference is a SF Bay Area who’s who of movers and shakers in the dotcom space. Besides Cinta…


Recent announcements by PayPal and Asian bank DBS signals that the institutional players are making big forays into crypto. But there is still a big caveat about the PayPal offering.

American rock band Ok Go masters the optical illusions

My stylist, Cinta, was sitting next to me at the front of the conference. She couldn’t resist the endless foo foo re-touching of my hair. She was just nervous as she is the next scheduled speaker — the owner of San Francisco’s renowned Cinta Salon.

It’s April 2000 and the Viral Marketing Conference is a SF Bay Area who’s who of movers and shakers in the dotcom space. Besides Cinta, other notable speakers included Steve Jurvetson of VC firm, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Craig Newmark of Craigslist. Even Apple’s ex-CEO couldn’t make the cut. …


Ever get that sinking “oh-shit!” feeling in your stomach? Getting your private key either stolen or lost will do it. Take this good practical advice. It is simple, will make you sleep better at night, and can save you a lot of abdominal discomfort.

Helicopters crammed with armed, security personnel hover above the building, while the rooftops of adjacent buildings are decked with specially trained sharpshooters. Meanwhile down at the street level, more armed guards and police units encircled the building in concentric rings. Police cars and motorcycle units line the streets from the building.

An entourage of SUV’s are stationed with dark, sunglassed security talking into their techcom headsets. This is a big deal but the commotion is not for the President, or a VIP of any kind. The building’s main tenant is the Trust Company Bank. Are the Royal Jewels making a…


Ever get that sinking “oh-shit!” feeling in your stomach? Getting your private key either stolen or lost will do it. Take this good practical advice. It is simple, will make you sleep better at night, and can save you a lot of abdominal discomfort.

Helicopters crammed with armed, security personnel hover above the building, while the rooftops of adjacent buildings are decked with specially trained sharpshooters. Meanwhile down at the street level, more armed guards and police units encircled the building in concentric rings. Police cars and motorcycle units line the streets from the building.

An entourage of SUV’s are stationed with dark, sunglassed security talking into their techcom headsets. This is a big deal but the commotion is not for the President, or a VIP of any kind. The building’s main tenant is the Trust Company Bank. Are the Royal Jewels making a…


DeFi platforms are gaining in popularity, particularly in lending and borrowing such as Compound and Curve. But is the DeFi craze already over?

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The DeFi Index Perpetual Futures (DEFI-PERP), a basket of popular DeFi coins, is trading at about 1923 points at the…

Edward Wong

Co-founder QuantDart. Co-founder Shanghai Futures Exchange. Former Treasury Architect at the Federal Reserve. World Champion Spicy Eater. Cat lady.

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