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Cryptoeconomics is the rigorous study of economic agents and incentives in a blockchain framework such as Bitcoin.
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The Cryptoeconomics.Asia Team

Cryptoeconomics Asia (CA) is an independent research firm aimed to bridge the gap between scholarly/programming initiatives in the blockchain industry and the needs of institutional investors. As such, CA aims to simplify and aggregate key investment options within the alpha rich field. Additionally, CA provides research reports for firms on the economic implications of applied blockchain on the real economy.

Daniel Oon Yong Lin

Daniel Oon graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo with highest departmental honors in Economics. He is a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon. Passionate about the impact of technology on economies through the study of Economics of Digitization. He bought his first Bitcoin in 2013 when it was below USD 200. His research interest is primarily focused on the reduction of information asymmetry and the study of intelligent(multi-agent AIs) and economic agents of forward-looking digital frameworks such as the blockchain.

In addition to leading Cryptoeconomics.Asia, Daniel is associate at Nodex Capital, an industry leading consultancy service that deploys capital while providing advisory services on token dynamics. Additionally, Daniel serves as an advisor/cryptoeconomist to Flyp.me
one of the first instant, accountless crypto-exchanges, which completed its ICO in September 2017. Flyp.me
is an accountless exchange managed by HolyTransaction, a pioneer in multi-currency web wallets and the first globally to support Ethereum.

In the earlier days, Cryptoeconomics Asia was founded to bridge the gap between scholarly/programming research and general interest readers. Thus, aims to simplify and aggregate important ideas for general readers learning about the economics of distributed ledger. Although CA has pared away from simply providing reports, it is Daniel’s hopes that readers would be led to critically think about the economic implications of applied blockchain through the use of cryptography in the real economy. When examined through the economics of digitization, application of blockchain can be an important solution for agency problems and asymmetric information in industrial organization (Industrial Cryptoeconomics). The author understands that blockchain economics can get complex very quickly and commits to simplifying jargon as much as possible.

CA recommends that novice readers start by browsing through the “Library,” possibly reading through Cryptoeconomics 101 and Introduction to Crypto Microeconomics. More intermediate and expert readers well versed in economics are encouraged to delve into the analysis of Crypto Microeconomics, Crypto Macroeconomics, and (hopefully) Blockchain Econometrics.

Government officials and regulators are also provided a section in the “Library,” administrators regulating the variants of blockchain can find basic definitions in “Cryptoeconomics Government 101” before progressing to Blockchain Governance and Regulations. Cryptoeconomics Asia resolves to be bi-partisan and will adopt a neutral stance in articles involving cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Readers of the Government series will find that articles are concisely written with little to no fluffy language. This is intentional, in order to maximize learning and reduce learning time for regulators and key government officials. Officials might find the Government Policy Indicator (GPI) useful when evaluating themselves against other governmental perspectives in their immediate region and globally.

Central Bankers and Academia too need not fret, they will find “Crypto Central Banking” as useful as the author discusses the application of the economics of digitization through cryptoeconomics. He will also dissect and explain updates coming from popular programming platforms such as GitHub, and tough to grasp platforms such as reddit and social media. Through Blockchain Macroprudential Analysis, question what are the implications of 15,000 member supergroups on telegram on the cryptocurrency market? Which countries central banks remain bullish on cryptocurrencies? How to stop traders from cheating by manipulating the market? And most importantly, how will central banking be conducted through applied blockchain? Through the Scholarly reviews category, academia can view what others are working. The Central Banking Series can be thought of as the “heavy lifting” section where we learn about the rigorous culture of the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchain along with the most technical details of today.

Daniel regularly sends quick snapshot updates about the geography of economics at geoeconomics.net
which provides byte-sized and real-time updates to readers that are engaged in economic geography. The site is built on the need for quick and precise geoeconomic updates in an increasingly connected world.