Crypto & ESG Report

by Cici Lu October 19, 2021

Over the course of 2021, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) in crypto has been a strong topic of conversation, particularly in the wake of bitcoin’s strong price movement and increase in global adoption. At Apollo Capital we pay strong attention to ESG within crypto and would like to address concerns over the possible negative externalities […]

The Crypto-Powered Future

by Marc Woodward October 5, 2021

The Crypto-Powered Future is Already Here Investing is essentially an attempt to predict the future by allocating capital to the most promising companies, technologies, or economic models, adjusted for risk tolerance. In December 2003, William Gibson, one of the most influential Cyberpunk authors, wrote ‘The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” […]

Crypto Assets Rebound After A Week of Bullish Sentiment

by David Angliss July 27, 2021

Today’s blog post will be covering significant events that have occurred over the past week that are accelerating crypto assets’ quest for mainstream adoption. These were the “B-word” conference organised by the Crypto Council Of Innovation, news from Fidelity Digital regarding institutional demand for crypto exposure and lastly, announcements of Amazon’s new hiring remit for […]

Forking Explained

by Henrik Andersson July 13, 2021

Introduction to Forks Similarly to most successful software products, crypto assets require iterations to the code to: Fix issues and bugs in code Add new functionality Increase performance In software, we see this done via downloadable software updates. In the open-source world of crypto, this is done via a process called ‘Forking’. As ‘Layer One’ […]

Bitcoin Hash Rate Drop

by Matthew Harcourt June 21, 2021

For the past month and a half, the Bitcoin hash rate has been dropping at an alarming rate as Chinese miners have been forced to shut down operations following a government crackdown. It is widely known that the Chinese government has always had a negative view on crypto trading but the recent focus on mining […]

Bitcoin's Ever Increasing Scarcity

by Henrik Andersson September 2, 2019

When Bitcoin’s creator Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin, its inflation schedule was hard-coded in the software. It can not be issued beyond what the software specifies. According to Satoshi Nakamoto: The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that’s required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the […]

Crypto is Based on Thin Air

by Tim Johnston August 27, 2019

President Trump recently shared his thoughts on Bitcoin and other crypto assets. We were unsurprised to learn that he is not a crypto enthusiast. The President’s concern that crypto assets are “based on thin air” is not uncommon. Crypto assets are not backed by anything. But the premise that an asset cannot be valuable if […]

The Inevitable Future Enabled by Crypto Assets

by Henrik Andersson August 20, 2019

The book The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly talks about 12 technological forces that will shape our future for the decades to come. The 12 forces that Kevin uncovers are inevitable because they are rooted in the nature of technology, not the nature of society. It’s a great read for anyone interested in our future and […]

Bitcoin - a Macro Perspective

by Henrik Andersson August 6, 2019

As of late, one of Bitcoin’s properties in particular, its scarcity, is increasingly coming into the limelight. Unlike Gold, we know Bitcoin’s supply coming to the market. Gold is an asset of limited supply but its supply curve looks distinctly different than Bitcoin’s: Schematic view of the supply curve of Bitcoin and Gold. In fact […]

The Unimportance of Coffee and Cake

by Tim Johnston April 16, 2019

When people think of “money”, most think about using it to purchase goods and services. Bitcoin is terrible as a means of payment. It is slow, can be expensive and is not widely accepted. We are often asked, “what you can actually buy with Bitcoin?” The answer is not much. Crucially though, it doesn’t matter. […]