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Aug
2021
By Matthew Lui, CFA, CAIA
In our last post, we covered the basics of blockchain technology. This time, we will dive into the electrifying topic of blockchain consensus mechanisms. First, we will define consensus mechanisms. Then, we will give an overview of the two main ones: Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake. Lastly, we will conclude with why t…

Aug
2021
By Matthew Lui, CFA, CAIA
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies. Fortunes have been made and lost trading these “mysterious” digital coins. But what is the technology behind them? What is a blockchain, and how do they work? We will explore these topics below in part one of…

Jul
2021
By Poorvi Parekh, CFA
The first half of 2021 seems to have gone fairly quickly with vaccinations, a move toward normal life, and good market returns facilitating a smooth transition in the direction of post-pandemic normality. Compared to a year ago, the economic pendulum has swung from dire concerns about the pandemic to more optimism towa…