Why we believe in blockchain

Data is more valuable than oil
And yet the data we create is out of our control and we derive little benefit from it. Data storage is messy and centralised. It is siloed and disparate, making its use inefficient and functions repetitive. It rarely comes with proof of provenance. Sharing of data lacks trust, and is only possible when centralised entities allow.

Blockchains improve the creation, ownership, management and transfer of data globally. They create trust in data.
Blockchains are the future of digital value.

What is a blockchain?

In 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto released a white paper called “A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System”.
This was the first explanation of how it was possible to transfer value via a protocol between two entities whilst overcoming the ‘double spend’ problem through the creation of a blockchain.
A blockchain is a transparent record of transactions (‘blocks’) between two entities that are linked in a chain, one after the other, that cannot be changed and that are distributed across a large network of computers around the globe that verify the transactions
The bitcoin project created the underlying blockchain technology for what some commentators call ‘the money transfer protocol’; this enabled the proof of ownership and the transfer of value between two entities anywhere in the world that don’t know each other.

Although that might seem simple, it has huge implications as it means that all transactions can be ‘trustless’ (two parties don’t necessarily need to rely on a central ‘trusted’ party), cheap, fast, transparent, global, secure and fully decentralized.

Everything that we do is in some senses linked to the ownership and transfer of value because a large proportion of what we do revolves around creating and storing value.

Blockchain improves the ownership and transfer of value, and therefore Blockchain is likely to permeate everything that we do.
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The Story Behind Our Name

Through Calligraphy Digital, we draw a parallel to writing code, which we believe is also beautiful but in a digital way. Calligraphy is elegant, classy, and sophisticated. It’s creative and expressive, but also structured.

Writing quality calligraphy requires care and diligence from true professionals; it takes years to master the art of calligraphy. And so we are careful and diligent when we make investments, drawing on years of experience.

Beautiful calligraphy must be created within the boundaries of the calligraphic expression, but within those boundaries it is possible to be innovative and expressive. In the same way, the investments that we make are creative and innovative, but within the boundaries of regulation and our prudent risk management limits.
The letters of a word in calligraphy must fit together to form a full work that is greater than its individual parts; and so must our investments complement one another in a portfolio that is more robust and more powerful through the synergistic nature of its individual investments. Calligraphy turns the normal, mundane act of writing out letters, into something that has expression and personality. And so we take the rudimentary act of investment and turn it into something that has our own unique identity.

My father was a lawyer, and he once told me that he hated 85% of his work, but that he was willing to stick with the law so that he could send his children to school and give them the best up bringing that he possibly could. I asked him one day what he would have done if he hadn’t had to be a lawyer for his children’s sake. He replied with one word, “Calligraphy”.
My dedication to this business is my repayment to my father.