Cryptocurrency News2018-07-19T17:18:52+00:00

Another Day, Another Crypto-Exchange Hack

January 15th, 2019|

Another day, another crypto-exchange hack. This time a small New Zealand platform called Cryptopia reports "significant losses" - but the overall market shrugs off the news as the momentary rally started yesterday continues. As Binance's CZ Tweets: "Store coins yourself. You fight hackers yourself, and guard from losing wallet [Read more]

The Fog of War: Bitcoin Style

January 14th, 2019|

ZeroHedge out earlier today with a head spinner: Russia's central bank - in an effort to defy US trade sanctions - will begin buying Bitcoin to better manage its economic affairs. It's almost like a chapter from the Cold War when propaganda and disinformation ruled the dialogue between Washington [Read more]

The Brokerage Mount Rushmore

January 14th, 2019|

In the pantheon of Chicago brokerage legends in the past half century you have Lee Stern. Ray Cahnman. Leo Melamed. And Les Rosenthal. That's your Mount Rushmore. There's a good chance if you made a trade at a Chicago exchange since the Johnson administration, it passed through a clearinghouse [Read more]

“ICOs are Dead – but Blockchain Technology Isn’t”

January 14th, 2019|

Heard that 15 minutes ago from an industry contact. I see 3 projects - there are lots more worldwide - dropping the coin/token route and doing equity instead. "The technology is what matters - forgot about the funding part of the equation." Project 1: A referral system that incentivizes [Read more]

Cryptos Continue With Downward Pressure

January 13th, 2019|

Most cryptos are under pressure but it seems ETH and even EOS are bellwethers for the market. Well, as I look again at prices maybe it's all of them. The lows of the year (and last) are within reach as the start of 2019 bubbly is wearing off. The [Read more]

Warfare Between FBI and President Continues

January 13th, 2019|

The open warfare between the FBI and President of the USA is unlike anything I've seen in my lifetime. The FBI's mouthpiece - the New York Times - broke a couple stories of note this weekend: one, the bureau investigated if Trump was a Russian agent. La-de-da. Hard to [Read more]

Ode to @CaptAndrewLuck

January 12th, 2019|

@CaptAndrewLuck on Twitter is the most spectacular follow you'll find. His "missives" are a pretend diary between a young Civil War solider & his mother. If you like football and have a penchant for history, do yourself a favor and follow him next season. Alas, his Indianapolis Colts were [Read more]

Cryptos May Have Found Their Friend in DC

January 12th, 2019|

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is running for President via the Democratic primary, and by golly, I'm a fan. Aside from serving our country in Iraq, she once bought Ethereum & Litecoin, making her the hippest politician in Washington. She's in favor of restoring Glass-Steagall, which would weaken the nation's [Read more]

Coin Stats – Not Bad

January 12th, 2019|

I was checking out an app called Coin Stats this week. Two-word review: not bad. It has this tab where you can sort by biggest moves in the past 24 hours. They have links to more coins than Coinmarketcap, that's the main difference. At any rate, some of these [Read more]

How to Handle Bad Corporate News

January 12th, 2019|

I guess ultimately there are three options: ignore it, react defensively (shoot the messenger), or embrace it and tackle the issue head on. Look at the week Amazon and Jeff Bezos are having. I'll let the tabloids handle the tawdrier aspects of the affair, but you gotta give him [Read more]

Chainlink Soaring Despite Crypto Selloff

January 11th, 2019|

Chainlink is soaring despite heavy price action in recent days across most cryptos. "LINK" is up almost 30% in the past 24 hours & nearly 70% over the past month. According to reports, new partnerships are triggering the surge. From SludfgeFeed: "Chainlink, a decentralized oracle network, has gained significant [Read more]

The “Greater Fools’ Theory”

January 11th, 2019|

The "Greater Fools' Theory" suggests in a bubble price doesn't matter; the only thing of importance is whether another fool will be dumb enough to come along & buy from you the over-priced asset you took from someone else.  And on and on and on. In bear markets you [Read more]

Li Ka-Shing Investing in Bakkt

January 11th, 2019|

Li Ka-Shing, the 23rd richest person in the world, reportedly invested in the crypto exchange Bakkt. The Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, is senior advisor for CK Hutchison Holdings. His net worth is estimated at $37 billion, which is more than half the value of all Bitcoin [Read more]

A Crypto Slaughter Rule Would be Nice

January 10th, 2019|

My kids were playing indoor baseball the other day (I never liked that TV, anyway) and my daughter ran over in tears: "Dad, what's a 'Slaughter Rule' - Patrick says we can't play anymore." Wouldn't a Crypto Slaughter Rule be nice? We sure could have used one last night. [Read more]

What is Bitcoin

The Bitcoin world is abuzz with both excitement and curiosity… and the opportunity for upside potential to skyrocket. Everyone from everyday Joes to reputable experts are betting on Bitcoin’s success. It’s been a wild [Read more]

By |May 21st, 2018|Categories: Blockchain, Crypto 101, Education, Features|

Chain of Five Premises Framework

I introduce to you, the Chain of Five Premises framework which can guide strategic evaluations, investments, synergies and innovation efficiency. Humans are unique… at the surface. But look at the makeup of Homo Sapiens and the [Read more]

By |May 11th, 2018|Categories: Education, Features|