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The key metric of capitalism is the liquidity of the market.

Financial capacity to act with speed.

Liquidity refers to the ease with which an asset, or security, can be converted into ready cash without affecting its market price. Cash is the most liquid of assets, while tangible items are less liquid. The two main types of liquidity include market liquidity and accounting liquidity. Current, quick, and cash ratios are most commonly used to measure liquidity.

The promise of crypto currencies is greater/fairer liquidity for all.


Through labour and machine, money in whatever form provides energy to commit to a project.

Cash is the bank is the easiest measure of success. But it lacks soul.

How does crytpo change this picture?


Liquidity is Bandwidth


Measuring Liquidity

Financial analysts look at a firm's ability to use liquid assets to cover its short-term obligations. Generally, when using these formulas, a ratio greater than one is desirable.

Current Ratio
Acid Test Ratio
Cash Ratio