Tagged: cnbc

Crescent Crypto Asset Management Launched by Goldman Sachs Alums

Goldman Sachs announced earlier this year the creation of an in-house cryptocurrency trading desk – a first for a top tier bank. A Goldman rep made the comment that it “resonates” when clients want to hold Bitcoin (and they would need to go elsewhere if… Read More

SEC Boss Jay Clayton Says Crypto Tokens Traded and Used to Fundraise are ALWAYS Securities and Thus Regulated

Cryptocurrency used to fundraise for business ventures are regulated securities, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are not, and relevant laws will reman, the same, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairperson, Jay Clayton, said yesterday on CNBC. The point made by Clayton draws a hard line for any… Read More

Paypal CFO Talks Venmo Mobile App and Says Paypal Will Transmit Crypto “If it Stabilizes”

After a fairly flat quarter of stock performance in Q1 2018, PayPal CFO John Rainey sat down with CNBC “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer last week to discuss growth of the company, plans for its mobile payment app Venmo and the possibility of enabling crypto… Read More

Warren Buffet on Cryptocurrency: It’s Rat Poison. Charlie Munger Calls it Stupid and Immoral.

Warren Buffet, the founder of Berkshire Hathaway and a legendary investor, is no fan of cryptocurrency. Speaking with CNBC this week during their annual shareholder meeting, Buffet told Becky Quick that bitcoin is “rat poison squared.” Not exactly a compliment. Buffet believes that “cryptocurrencies will come… Read More

Crypto Invest Summit Books Live CNBC Show “Crypto-Trader” by Ran Neu-Ner

  The Crypto Invest Summit, a cryptocurrency and blockchain investment conference, has announced that popular “crypto-trader” Ran Neu-Ner will bring his show live to the forthcoming event scheduled to take place on May 1st and 2nd. The inclusion of the show is nice addition to… Read More

Mr. Wonderful Says Big Name Hotel to Launch $400 Million Initial Coin Offering (Video)

Kevin O’Leary, one of the sharks on Sharktank who calls himself Mr. Wonderful, was visiting with the team at CNBC Squawk Box yesterday when he discussed a forthcoming initial coin offering for a “very prestigious hotel brand” with the security being offered to global investors. … Read More

Jason Calacanis Slams Bitcoin, Says Leading Crypto “Could Go To Zero”

Prominent Silicon Valley investor Jason Calacanis visited with CNBC’s SquawkAlley this past week while enjoying some time in Davos, Switzerland. Last month, Calacanis told Squawk that Bitcoin is a bubble. This time, Calacanis said Bitcoin could go to zero and gave it a 1/3 chance… Read More

Longfin IPOs at $5/Share on NASDAQ Under Reg A+, Buys Blockchain Company Ziddu & Stock Soars to Over $140

This is an example of how crazy the Crypto/Blockchain sector is right now. Longfin (NASDAQ:LFIN) listed its shares on NASDAQ on December 13th at $5 a share. The company used the Reg A+ crowdfunding exemption to raise the money apparently selling 2.3 million shares out… Read More

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bashes Bitcoin. “It’s the Next Enron” (Video)

“I just don’t believe this Bitcoin thing.” – Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Kingdom Holding Company Chairman Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal was interviewed on CNBC today where he discussed a plethora of political and financial topics. The one that appears to be capturing the most attention… Read More

To Stop Bitcoin You Would Have to “Shut Down the Internet” (Video)

Jules Urbach, CEO of OTOY (a cloud graphics company), visited with CNBC on Friday to discuss cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and Ethereum in general. The discussion was a bit convoluted which is indicative of the confusion within the mainstream media and financial services space but Urbach countered… Read More

Shark Tank Funded HoneyFund Has Facilitated $500 Million in Crowdfunded Wedding Registries

Following an appearance on Shark Tank back in 2014, Sara Margulis’ HoneyFund received backing from Kevin O’Leary (AKA Mr. Wonderful). O’Leary is spending some time on CNBC Squawk Box this week to fill in for vacations and one of the first guests on Squawk was… Read More

Asian Invasion: OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved Discusses New China Fund

Asia is hot when it comes to technology. Perhaps more so regarding Fintech as it is the largest internet finance market in the world. Israel is globally known as the Innovation Nation. Global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd is helping to boost the Israel – China… Read More

Ron Suber Says P2P Lending is Daylight Banking (Not Shadow Finance)

Ron Suber, perhaps the most prominent global Fintech Ambassador and President Emeritus of Prosper Marketplace, is on an extended swing across Asia visiting various platforms and presenting at events. Visiting with CNBC Asia this week, Suber explained how important transparency is for online lending and… Read More

CNBC Profit Star & Billionaire Marcus Lemonis to Keynote at Crowd Invest Summit

Crowd Invest Summit has confirmed that Marcus Lemonis, star of the highly popular CNBC reality series “The Profit” will participate in a Fireside Keynote Chat at the forthcoming crowdfunding conference in Los Angeles this fall. Lemonis is a self made billionaire and is currently the… Read More

SoFi: We Will be the First Unbank – Bank (Video)

SoFi Chief Operating Officer Joanne Bradford was back visiting with CNBC today. Bradford addressed several topics including the recent cyber attack that has public and private entities running for cover around the world. SoFi has not been impacted by the digital attack and Bradford was… Read More

Commercial for YayYo Reg A+ Crowdfunding “IPO” Offer May Push Promotion Too Far

Earlier this month I was running CNBC in the background and a commercial came up that caused me to pause. On the screen was a besuited old white male pitching the next great investment. Coming off a bit like a used-car salesman, I learned later… Read More

Paul Atkins: Dodd Frank was a Slapdash Effort

Former SEC Commissioner and Trump administration advisor Paul Atkins chatted with CNBC today about the forthcoming Dodd-Frank replacement. Dodd-Frank was the pinnacle legislation crafted during the ashes of the Great Recession designed to address shortcomings within the financial services industry. While its intent may have… Read More

Tradeshift & CNBC Partner For Second Annual Sanctuary at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Business commerce platform Tradeshift announced on Monday it is partnering with CNBC to host the second annual leadership event, Sanctuary, during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Those reportedly attending the event include leaders of Water.org, Planet, NASA, Ogin, Blockchain, General Motors, and… Read More

NASDAQ CEO Adena Friedman: We are a Global Fintech Company (Video)

NASDAQ CEO Adena Friedman visited the new CNBC digs today to welcome the morning show pundits to NASDAQ and chat up her company’s vision. Friedman, previously President & COO of NASDAQ, became the CEO on January 1st. Friedman stated, “we are both an exchange operator… Read More

Personnel is Policy: Dan Gallagher on SEC Under Trump Administration (Video)

Former SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher visited the studios of CNBC yesterday to share his perspective on the SEC under the Trump administration.  Gallagher is one of the names being bandied about as the Republican pick for the SEC Chair.  Another possibility is another former Commissioner… Read More