Opinion

Editorial opinions on the burgeoning industry of CrowdFunding and the associated regulations.

Kristy Minehan, aka @OhGodAGirl, Shares Blockchain Wisdom, Predicts End of Crypto Mining & Warns on Bitcoin Manipulation

A couple weeks back I had the chance to speak with Kristy Minehan (aka @OhGodAGirl) who is the founder and former CEO of blockchain hardware and software company, Mineority. The conversation was one of the most interesting digital discussions on crypto I have had to… Read More

Stanford-Trained Brazilian Professor Warns SEC Not to Approve Bitcoin ETF

A Stanford-trained Brazilian professor of computer science has left several of the sacred cows of Bitcoin wounded in the field after submitting a systematic take down of several of the coin’s tropes questioning manipulators in a submission to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)…. Read More

tZero Distributes Security Token to Investors, Plans Secondary Trading

tZero, Overstock.com’s (NASDAQ:OSTK) blockchain based crypto platform, has distributed its own security token. tZero, a registered alternative trading system (ATS), closed a funding round in August with investors purchasing $134 million of preferred equity in the startup. The funding delivered unicorn status to a marketplace… Read More

Q&A: Streamr CEO Henri Pihkala Aims to Deliver Unstoppable Data to Unstoppable Applications

Launched to create an open source platform for the free and fair exchange of data utilizing blockchain, Streamr continues to thrive, having recently partnered with Japan-based AI platform Daisy AI, CRYPTICS, HPE, Fysical, won the Plug and Play Global Innovation Award for Performance from innovation platform STARTUP AUTOBAHN,… Read More

Britain Leading the World – or Losing a Historic Opportunity Forever: An Open Letter to Philip Hammond

On the brink of Brexit, whatever happens, and as the USA cedes it, Britain can – and should – be again providing leadership at a historic turning point for the world. However, despite warm words and good intentions, we have started shooting ourselves in the… Read More

Hong Kong is Rocking Fintech

Later this month, Hong Kong will host their annual Fintech Week. This year’s event is being billed as the “world’s first” cross-border Fintech event. The multi-faceted conference will straddle Honk Kong and Shenzen – the relatively new metropolis that links Hong Kong to China’s mainland. Macao… Read More

Keeping Your Cryptos Safe – Security and Exchanges

If you’ve been interested in cryptocurrency for any period of time, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the term “wallet,” and you probably realize that it doesn’t quite mean the same as it does in everyday life. A wallet in crypto terms is somewhere for… Read More

Modulus CEO Slams Congressman Sherman’s Anti-Crypto Opinion

Congressman Brad Sherman is well known for his anti-crypto perspective having attacked digital currencies during Congressional hearings. Modulus CEO Richard Gardner recently challenged Representative’s Sherman opinion pointing to a statement emanating out of Kenya. Bitange Ndemo, Chairman of the Taskforce on Distributed Ledgers and Artificial Intelligence… Read More

Dr. Doom Does DC: Blockchain Industry Execs Fire Back at Roubini’s Comments from US Senate Hearing

This morning, well known economist Dr. Nouriel Roubini and Peter Van Valkenburg, Director of Research at Coin Center testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. The topic of discussion was cryptocurrency and the emerging blockchain technology. Roubini attacked and Van… Read More

Templum Submits Written Testimony to Senate Banking Committee in Advance of Crypto / Blockchain Hearing

Templum, a regulated alternative trading system (ATS) that is operating in the security token space, has submitted written testimony to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. The document arrives just in advance of the widely anticipated Senate Hearing that will see Dr…. Read More

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: How Different Industries are Utilizing (or Exploiting) Blockchain Technology

When a new technology emerges, the word ‘disrupt’ is utilized to highlight the wonderful features to be developed and promises to be fulfilled. Since blockchain technology gained popularity in the last decade, the term blockchain has been linked to the term ‘disrupt’ almost as a… Read More

Dr. Nouriel Roubini Prepared Testimony: “Crypto is the Mother of All Scams” & Blockchain Most Overhyped Tech Ever

Dr. Nouriel Roubini, aka Dr. Doom, has posted his prepared testimony in advance of the Senate Banking Committee Hearing scheduled to take place tomorrow (October 11, 2018). As one may expect, Roubini has not held back one iota. His testimony is entitled; “Crypto is the… Read More

IMF Mentions Crypto in World Economic Outlook, Fintech as Well

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is meeting this week in beautiful Bali. The discussion includes routine topics such as economic forecasts for growth, challenges and opportunities. There is, of course, a trade skirmish that may turn into a trade war which may create bigger problems… Read More

PeerIQ: Economic Growth is Solid, Lending Securitization Strong, but are Storm Clouds Gathering?

PeerIQ is out with their Q3 securitization tracker for online lending and the report is quite strong. According to PeerIQ, domestic economic growth is solid and the US consumer is healthy. Marketplace lending securitizations totaled $3.5 billion this quarter representing the 5th highest level ever… Read More

Circle’s Acquisition of SeedInvest is Indicative of a Big Change in the Investment Crowdfunding Industry

Yesterday, the online capital formation world witnessed a tectonic shift in the investment crowdfunding industry. Circle, a fast emerging crypto focused company, acquired leading US based investment crowdfunding platform SeedInvest. CI has been assured that CEO Ryan Feit will remain at the helm, along with his… Read More

Millennials: Rent Your Home, Buy Your Future

A house in the suburbs, career tenure and pension with the same employer, and a portfolio of stocks and bonds for retirement. Every baby boomer’s vision of the American dream. Until it wasn’t. The nest eggs of today’s retirees have been rocked by a seemingly… Read More

More US Banks are Coming, Fintech Ones Too & That’s Good for Consumers

This week N26, a Germany based digital bank, announced it has set up shop in the United Kingdom. N26 already provides banking services in 17 European markets including France, Spain, Italy, Belgium and more. The launch of the challenger bank has long been expected but… Read More

Are You Stoned? More People are Interested in Investing in Cannabis than Crypto

This is an interesting perspective courtesy of CBInsights. A very unscientific Twitter poll by CBInsights, asks the question if you had a $10 million to invest would you put it in crypto or Cannabis? Well, perhaps if you had asked the same question at this… Read More

Will the EC Pass Pan European Crowdfunding Regulations, Including Initial Coin Offerings?

For quite some time now, the European Commission has been discussing creating a pan-European approach to investment crowdfunding. This policy move absolutely makes sense and clearly aligns with the Fintech Action Plan and Capital Markets Union. In many ways, creating a single law for all… Read More

Bitcoin “Does and Will Not Challenge Gold as a Safe-Haven Asset”

A writer and analyst for Morningstar believes that, based on a comprehensive assessment, Bitcoin, “does not and will not challenge gold as a safe-haven asset class.” He follows that claim with a tip to buy Goldcorp stock. In a short article written for the large research and investment… Read More

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