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Cryptocurrency News 2018-07-19T17:18:52+00:00

November 11th, 2018|

Couple Questions Concerning Cryptocurrency Markets

November 11th, 2018|

Who benefits from crypto volatility? Will an influx of new derivatives help or hurt prices? I've had LI connections solicit my views on both topics. These are complex ideas; I'll do my best. Regulators decide what tools we play within the proverbial crypto sandbox. It's up to them. We [Read more]

November 10th, 2018|

State Finalist

November 10th, 2018|

My daughter Sophia with her "Starry Night" knockoff. Our 3rd grader is representing St. Clement of Chicago here at the Bloomington-Normal state-wide competition. Her work is an imitation of Vincent Van Gogh's original. Did you know in the art world there are widespread fakes & ripoffs that spill into [Read more]

November 10th, 2018|

Fascinating Op-Ed by Jackson Palmer

November 10th, 2018|

Jackson Palmer, creator of Dogecoin, in which he laments "re-centralization" or maturation of cryptos beyond youthful independence to mainstream adoption as evidenced by the entrance of Fidelity & Bakkt. "While many cryptocurrency enthusiasts express blind enthusiasm at the notion of positive price impact associated with institutional money flowing in, [Read more]

November 9th, 2018|

I Never Could Make it as a Lawyer

November 9th, 2018|

Wordsmithing puts me to sleep. But sometimes you have to dissect things literally. Like the US Fed, the Financial Stability Board tells us: "Based on the available information, crypto-assets do not pose a material risk to global financial stability at this time." This is like parenting in Norway in [Read more]

November 9th, 2018|

The Finance or the Technology?

November 9th, 2018|

What's more prevalent in the "fintech" of blockchain - the "finance" or the "technology"? According to a friend, it's finance - and it's not even close. "Last year, everyone was chasing the next Ethereum. Those days are over." Full disclosure: this person hails from the 'finance' side of the [Read more]

November 8th, 2018|

Managing Expectations is an Art Form in Financial Markets

November 8th, 2018|

It can be done poorly (see Mr. Trump begging you to buy stocks); foolishly (see Mr. Musk's "I'm buying Tesla back" - and the ensuing fine); or ingeniously, subtly and even spectacularly. Look at this beauty, as reported by Alastair Marsh of Bloomberg. "Large institutions currently have little appetite [Read more]

November 8th, 2018|

A Few Words About Malta

November 8th, 2018|

I spent the better part of last week on blockchain island, as Malta gets to be known lately. The small country itself doesn’t ooze of technological innovation as one would come to expect from all the hype. It’s rather a mix of an old European city inhabited by Arab [Read more]

November 8th, 2018|

Christmas is Coming

November 8th, 2018|

Christmas is right around the corner, or at least online retailers will remind you it's coming. I chuckled when I saw an ambitious press release this morning. When reading press releases, I always find myself saying, "Can we check the math on that, please?" The release: "70 Million household [Read more]

November 7th, 2018|

Celebrating Diwali With 4Rev

November 7th, 2018|

Just celebrated my first Diwali celebration with 4Rev sidekick Varun Sehgal and my (amped-up) kids. Naturally, we ended up at a Turkish restaurant. With all my new Indian friends this year in blockchain, surely this won't be my last Diwali. Diwali is the "Festival of Lights". Team pictured here [Read more]

November 7th, 2018|

Adoption Will Come Slowly

November 7th, 2018|

According to a report, one in three South Africans own cryptos while one in two intend to buy them. The South African rand, meantime, has slid 20% this year amid fears of land repatriation and lawlessness. Bitcoin isn't necessarily required in place like London, Los Angeles, or Hong Kong. [Read more]

November 6th, 2018|

Incentives Make the World Go Round

November 6th, 2018|

They get my kids down at night; determine which senators are elected; and are used creatively all over blockchain to encourage (mostly) good behavior. Incentives drive virtually all economic decisions and thought - either in a conscious or unconscious manner. They matter. Good incentives get people motivated to do [Read more]

November 6th, 2018|

The Midterm Elections Are Today

November 6th, 2018|

You know what's funny: the inverse relationship between the love-him, hate-him Trump views - exactly no one is neutral - and the number of people who actually go to the polls. Not too many. As the president says. But it's not too late: plenty of time to get out [Read more]

November 5th, 2018|

“All Dressed Up & Nowhere To Go”

November 5th, 2018|

The crypto equivalent of "All Dressed Up & Nowhere To Go" has to be the push to launch Security Token Offerings (STOs). But there's this one small hitch accompanying the movement - there's hardly any superb options to trade STOs. Oh, sure, a few exchanges have made rumblings here [Read more]

November 5th, 2018|

Bitcoin Cash “Fork” News Lit a Fire Under the Coin

November 5th, 2018|

As Forbes reported: "Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies have tended to surge in price ahead of hard forks (which result in the creation of a second chain and token) as investors of the original chain are rewarded with the newly created cryptocurrency based on a 1:1 ratio." It's a [Read more]

November 4th, 2018|

BTC Stable, as Others Move Up to Start the Week

November 4th, 2018|

Big rally in cryptos to start the week even though BTC is barely capable of more than a modest uptick. I didn't see any significant announcements coming out of Malta but that might be due to the fact I haven't internet access in 4 days but whatever the case: [Read more]

What is Bitcoin

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

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]

Chain of Five Premises Framework

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

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]