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”. 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.