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Liquidity Or Leakage - Plumbing Problems With Cryptocurrencies



Wednesday, 15 August 2018



15:00 to 15:30



James Pitcher 
Z/Yen Group







Date: Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Time: 15:00 to 15:30

Speakers: James Pitcher, Z/Yen Group

Liquidity is the probability that an asset can be converted into an expected amount of value within an expected amount of time. Any token claiming to be ‘money’ should be very liquid.

Cryptocurrencies often exhibit high price volatility and wide spreads between their buy and sell prices into fiat currencies. In other markets, such high volatility and wide spreads might indicate low liquidity, i.e. it is difficult to turn an asset into cash. Normal price falls do not increase the number of sellers but should increase the number of buyers. A liquidity hole is where price falls do not bring out buyers, but rather generate even more sellers.

If cryptocurrencies fail to provide easy liquidity, then they fail as mediums of exchange, one of the principal roles of money. However, there are a number of ways of assembling a cryptocurrency and a number of parameters, such as the timing of trades, the money supply algorithm, and the assembling of blocks, that might be done in better ways to improve liquidity.

The webinar will explore what’s needed to provide good liquidity with these exciting systems.

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  • Welcome
  • Introduction 
  • Presentation “Liquidity Or Leakage - Plumbing Problems With Cryptocurrencies”
  • Opportunity to submit questions
  • Closing remarks

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