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

October 21st, 2018|

Nothing Basic About Basic Attention

October 21st, 2018|

Up an enviable 50% on a Hacked report a Coinbase listing may be in the works. "BAT has been quietly recording day on day growth for the last four days as anticipation builds regarding a Coinbase listing....Attention has now turned to BAT, and trade volumes hit a three month [Read more]

October 21st, 2018|

Fundamental vs Technical Analysis

October 21st, 2018|

In trading there is "technical" and "fundamental" analysis. I've always favored fundamental analysis over technicals. Technicals refer to support and resistance; volume & open interest; Fibonacci's & oscillators. You can spend years doing data analytics & never find the truth. It's a bit like witchcraft. Fundamental analysis is more [Read more]

October 21st, 2018|

It’s Time for Crypto Exchanges to Think Outside the Box

October 21st, 2018|

It's time for crypto exchanges to think outside the box. Specifically, they need to be much more aggressive with market making programs paying and incentivizing traders to provide liquidity. This practice existed for years in US equities but died as Congress legislated the business model out of existence to [Read more]

October 19th, 2018|

Karl Marx Wrote about Thesis, Anti-Thesis, and Synthesis

October 19th, 2018|

The bull thesis advanced by Draper, Novogratz, Pantera is "BTC $50k". The timeframes differ but in their minds digital assets are here to stay as BTC is destined to explode in value. The bear anti-thesis camp (Buffett, Munger, Roubini) is cryptos are worthless and digital money is the "mother [Read more]

October 18th, 2018|

Time to Learn About AML – KYC Practices

October 18th, 2018|

My friend Marie-Noel Nsana met for coffee because I wanted to learn more about "AML-KYC" practices - both in traditional banking & modern cryptos. I learned a ton from her. We were with young Asian developers & someone asked about the origins of AML-KYC. "September 11th", she replied. Considering [Read more]

October 18th, 2018|

Binance’s Buyback Plan

October 18th, 2018|

Binance's "CZ" continues to get it done. In a Tweet, he laid out his buyback plan for BNB. There's a raging debate about the virtues of owning equity versus a so-called "utility" coin: how are these interests aligned? What is the point of owning a utility coin if you [Read more]

October 17th, 2018|

Pop Quiz Time

October 17th, 2018|

Name the exchange that has the highest notional value of Bitcoin traded on a daily basis 14% of the time; this same exchange is 2nd in daily notional BTC volume 70% of the time. Drumroll, please...... Coinbase Binance Bitfinex D.BitMex CME Okex None of the Above Final Answer: CME [Read more]

October 17th, 2018|

Joey Krug of Pantera With a 10x Call by 2020

October 17th, 2018|

Pantera's CIO Joey Krug out with a "10x" call for the rise in digital assets by 2020. Wow - that's big. What I find noteworthy is the very obvious punt on the next 15 months. The implicit undertone is things can get a whole lot worse before getting any [Read more]

October 16th, 2018|

Malta Has First-Mover Advantage

October 16th, 2018|

I was chatting with my British buddy and he was irate about the latest goings-on in Malta. "They're charging an arm and leg for every piece of paper they make you file. It's extortion!" Government regulations - and fees - on "Blockchain Island" are "over the moon excessive" - [Read more]

October 16th, 2018|

Tether Continues to Garner Attention

October 16th, 2018|

The question remains: will it collapse or won't it. Tether is supposed to be a safe-haven hideaway for crypto participants who don't have access to dollars or major currencies. Tether is supposed to be pegged to one dollar. What we're seeing is the early stages of a possible and [Read more]

October 15th, 2018|

Validation. That’s What we Got Today in Cryptos

October 15th, 2018|

From Forbes: "Fidelity Investments is spinning off a stand-alone company dedicated exclusively to bringing cryptocurrencies to institutional investors." Fidelity Investments has $7.2 trillion in customer assets. The report: "Called Fidelity Digital Assets, the limited liability corporation based in Boston will provide enterprise-grade custody solutions, a cryptocurrency trading execution platform [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]