Tagged: perspective

Opinion: An Open Letter to Kwasi Kwarteng and Liz Truss

It’s Time for a Safe Pair of Hands – Before It’s Too Late The first thing that Kwasi Kwarteng did as Chancellor injected so much risk into the British economy that the investors he was seeking to attract had, quite predictably, the opposite reaction. Any… Read More

Chatter: SEC is Preparing for More Oversight if Republicans Gain Control of House

Currently, the Democrats control the legislative and executive branches of government meaning they should be able to run wild with their legislative agenda. The reality is a bit different though, due to close margins in both the House and Senate and the fact that moderates… Read More

Vitalik Buterin: A Big Moment for the Ethereum Ecosystem as the Merge Completes

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin has been tweeting regularly this past week addressing the Merge where Ethereum moves from Proof of Work (PoW) to Proof of Stake (PoS). The transition is expected to extend the runway for Ethereum which is the most popular smart contract platform… Read More

Perspective: Recent Publicly Listed Companies Lose Value as Private Securities Start to Unlock Secondary Trading for a $7 Trillion Private Market

Just 14 of the last 97 recently launched IPOs saw a share price improvement between their first-day trading price and the end of August 2022. The remaining 83 suffered a decrease, according to data published by IPOScoop. The figures could indicate the real growth potential… Read More

Crypto Trading Bans: When Do Ethics Rules Go Too Far?

Lately, there has been a flurry of ethics rules, advisory opinions, and proposed legislation to curtail government employees and their family members from freely trading cryptocurrencies. While the purpose of this clampdown is justifiable — eliminating conflicts of interest and insider trading — excessively limiting participation in something so… Read More

The Age of Cryptocurrency Marks the Path to Financial Liberation in Latin America

Inflation continues to rise globally, especially across Latin America where hyperinflation afflicts many countries. Could Bitcoin and the emerging digital token economy be the answer? Across Latin America, a story of inflation and ineffective central bank policy is the order of the day. In Mexico,… Read More

Ethereum Merge to Proof of Stake Could be Key Moment in History of Crypto, Industry Professional Says

Michael Nadeau, the Director of Ecosystem Strategy at Invenium and Founder of The DeFi Report, recently noted that the Ethereum merge to proof of stake is “setting up to be one of the most important moments in the history of crypto.” The investing community is “bullish… Read More

Inflation Reduction Act: “Bill Does Nothing to Ease Inflation” While Super Sizing the IRS

Criticism from various corners of the political ring continues to lament the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act – legislation that even supporters are describing as a climate bill and not doing much to mitigate inflation. SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan has issued… Read More

The Crypto Revolution Has Just Started

Hot summer temperatures have done nothing for the current “crypto winter,” which has seen a $2 trillion market drop from highs last year. The downswing, including the spectacular failure of the Terra Luna ecosystem and a cascade of exchanges temporarily halting withdrawals, has livened crypto’s… Read More

Lolli Co-Founder Says New Crypto Legislation May Create Innovation Friendly Federal Oversight

Earlier this week, it was reported that a bipartisan group of US Senators had developed legislation aimed at providing greater regulatory clarity regarding crypto in the US. Senators from the Senate Agriculture Committee joined to craft a bill that gave the Commodity Futures Trading Commission… Read More

SEC Publishes Report on Small Business Forum

This past week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published its 41st annual Small Business Forum report, an effort to help guide the Commission on important issues facing small businesses and access to capital in the USA. While the SEC focuses most of its attention… Read More

CEI Report: Stablecoins Need to be Private to Succeed

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a non-profit DC think tank that advocates on behalf of free markets, has published a paper on stablecoins as well as central bank digital currencies. While CBDCs are state-managed digital currencies, perhaps utilizing blockchain technology, stablecoins are issued and managed… Read More

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council President Karen Kerrigan on State of the Economy: “Washington needs to stop fueling instability and uncertainty”

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has long championed entrepreneurship in Washington, DC. Founded in 1994, the SBE Council claims over 100,000 members. Its mission is to educate and advocate on behalf of these smaller firms – which typically do not have the… Read More

Turn Around in Crypto Markets? Genesis Sees Thaw in Crypto Winter as “Green Shoots” of Risk Emerge

Is there a thaw in the much-discussed crypto winter? If you are following crypto markets, you know rather well that digital assets have tanked in 2022, dropping from all-time high valuations of around $3 trillion to under $1 trillion. Much of the decline can be… Read More

White House Girds for GDP Decline and Possible Recession

Later this month, the US government will release GDP numbers which may or may not indicate the economy is in a recession. The White House is already taking steps to prepare for a potentially negative report. A recession is typically defined as two-quarters of negative… Read More

UK Fintech Investment for First Half of 2022 Grows 24%, a New Record: Report

While Fintech investment may be slowing in other markets, the United Kingdom appears to be bucking the trend. In a “Summer Investment Report,” Innovate Finance puts a pen to the numbers and they are encouraging. The organization states that during the first 6 months of… Read More

NFTs: Securities Law and Fraud Concerns

  Non-fungible tokens, commonly called NFTs for short, have become an increasingly popular digital asset, especially in light of some eye-popping sale transactions involving Jack Dorsey’s first tweet, Bored Ape NFTs, NBA Top Shots Moments, and a number of other digital works of art. However,… Read More

Sanctions Against Russia Mean Screening is More Vital Than Ever for US businesses

The entire world is on edge with the events unfolding in Ukraine. As NATO responds and sanctions have been imposed on Russia, what does this mean for businesses? As part of an overall Anti-money laundering and fraud protection strategy, screenings performed for new clients prevent… Read More

Stellar Foundation: Far From Perfect But MiCA Leads the World

MiCA, Markets in Crypto Assets legislation, is still being digested by industry insiders. The goal is to provide a regulated path for digital asset innovation – sufficient protections to guard against abuse but still empowering industry participants to create new products and services within a… Read More

Uphold Head of Blockchain and Crypto Research Calls a Bottom

Uphold, a crypto trading platform that is registered with the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is calling a bottom in the crypto markets. Since the beginning of 2022, digital assets have tumbled in value. At one point in 2021, crypto hovered around $3 trillion in… Read More

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