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About the Book

Blockchain Prophecies


The “Blockchain Prophecies" offers an immersive journey into the heart of the blockchain and tokenization ecosystem, chronicled by an author with a front-row seat to its transformative power. Rooted in Tal Elyashiv’s firsthand experiences and seasoned industry expertise, this book reveals the underlying potential of blockchain technology, shedding light on its revolutionary impact on the global economy and our collective experience in a new digital era.

The “Blockchain Prophecies" combines pragmatic realism with a prescient insight only Elyashiv can offer. His account spans significant developments and innovations within the sector. From the meteoric rise of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and the Metaverse, to the global adoption of decentralized finance (DeFi) tools like Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), security tokens and other digital assets, the book chronicles a historic period of mass transformation in real-time so that investors, innovators, academics, entrepreneurs (and so many others) can understand the past with discerning clarity in order to rethink the future.

There’s no topic off-limits in the Blockchain Prophecies as Elyashiv dives head first into the period’s serious challenges in tandem with its promises. He provides meaningful context around the profound effects of major macro events like the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical tensions like Russia's invasion of Ukraine, along with market-specific turmoil like the onset “Crypto Winter” and the arrival of meme stocks.

At its core, however, this unique chronicle remains a testament to the underlying spirit of innovation. Even amidst adversity and skepticism, the conviction of blockchain pioneers ensures the technology’s persistent growth. Elyashiv eloquently compares blockchain not to a fleeting invention but to foundational breakthroughs - it’s not just a tool; it’s the very fabric of future innovations.

The Blockchain Prophecies takes readers on a journey through the ebbs and flows of this monumental era of innovation through personal reflections, knowledgeable insights and prophetic vision.

Section Summaries

Section 1: Components of a Digital Economy

The traditional economy relied on stocks, bonds, and similar assets to function. In the digital economy, tools like digital securities, cryptocurrencies, and NFTs are pivotal, all underpinned by blockchain technology. The digital economy is still young, and while new components will appear over the coming years, they'll be byproducts of the building blocks discussed in the compilation of articles in this section. The building blocks of the digital economy are here - just waiting to realize their full potential.

Section 2: The Possibilities of Blockchain

This section delves into the multifaceted applications of blockchain technology, moving beyond the common association with cryptocurrency. Over recent years, blockchain has transcended its crypto confines, making significant inroads into various industries, including finance, gaming, and healthcare. Blockchain's widespread use indicates its revolutionary impact. With the rise of frameworks like NFTs and platforms like Ethereum and Cardano, the technology continues to evolve and expand. This section illuminates blockchain's expansive influence, highlighting its potential to revolutionize multiple sectors, from finance to retail, driven by pioneers innovating within the field.

Section 3: The Investable Universe of Blockchain

While the anticipated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of this sector is projected between 56% and 80%, investing in the burgeoning blockchain ecosystem poses challenges. These include discerning genuine initiatives amidst the hype, navigating a technologically complex landscape, managing regulatory uncertainties, and identifying sustainable use-cases. Despite these challenges, the rewards for navigating this complex terrain are, and will be, substantial. Focusing on investments in platforms and infrastructure that underpin the blockchain world, emphasizing the potential in ventures that combine blockchain with other advanced technologies, like AI, will be key to success.

Section 4: Regulation Around the World

Though it might not be a glamorous topic, regulation serves as the critical framework that encourages institutional participation, offers security to stakeholders, and guides investors through potential risks. Furthermore, regulation can unveil new opportunities within the blockchain realm. However, regulations vary greatly by jurisdiction and are influenced by the local political environment. While the U.S. leads in digital securities regulations, it lags in cryptocurrency guidelines. Conversely, the European Union, propelled by the forthcoming MiCA, is becoming a regulatory model. China stands out with its Digital Yuan but refrains from the broader crypto sector. Though the future of blockchain regulation is varied, its role is fundamental in molding the digital finance sector globally.

Section 5: Geopolitics and the New Digital Economy

This section delves into the profound interplay between geopolitics and the rapidly evolving digital economy. Evoking the significance of the Bretton Woods agreement of 1944, the current geopolitical landscape, highlighted by the Russia-Ukraine crisis, signals a potential monumental shift in the global financial order. With the U.S. receding from its historically dominant global role, the EU stepping up, and China expanding its influence, the world's economic and political dynamics are being reshaped. Crucially, this geopolitical dance intertwines deeply with digital innovations, especially blockchain. The digital economy is both influencing and benefiting from these geopolitical shifts.

Section 6: The Evolution of the Blockchain and the Digital Economy

The articles in this section aren’t just a historical recount but captures the pulsating energy, vision, and innovation of that era. Among the highlighted trends are the rise of the metaverse, the growth of decentralized systems, the challenges faced by market participants, and pivotal regulatory advancements. Despite the unpredictable nature of the crypto market, its expansion and integration of blockchain across various sectors seem undeniable. The digital landscape is set to be dominated not just by novel entrants but also by established institutions that can adeptly ride this digital wave. While the unfolding of blockchain’s journey is documented through real-time accounts and Tal’s predictions, it by no means has an ending. The best is yet to come.

Section 7: Industry Leaders’ Voices

A book about blockchain and all that it encompasses wouldn’t be complete without the insights from the people that help shape this technology and the companies that are enabling its growth and adoption. Just as the articles in the book take on various topics, perspectives and prophecies, so do the contributions from these blockchain pioneers. From Yona Asia, CEO of eToro to Manuel Ebner of Merryl Lynch, each industry voice plays a pivotal role in shaping the blockchain narrative and offering further insight into the power and possibilities of blockchain.

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