Blockchain

When Blockchain Technology Becomes Too Complicated

Blockchain started out as a solution looking for a problem. When it couldn’t find any problems, it created some of its own. First came ICOs, then NFTs, and then the cult of crypto that believes that there’s only one way but up. Retail investors aren’t the only ones getting fleeced. With crypto came the emergence […]

Securitize: A Complete Platform for Securitization

The blockchain was supposed to democratize access to assets until it didn’t. First came ICOs. This manifestation equated to a guy standing in an empty lot selling tokens you could spend at the store he planned to build there. Once he collected everyone’s money, he moved to Mexico. Then came NFTs. Instead of tokens with […]

Hut 8 Mining Stock: A Risky Play on Crypto Mining

Investors should only invest in what they understand. If you invest in something you don’t fully comprehend, that’s more akin to speculating. Most people dabbling in cryptocurrency haven’t a clue about the intrinsic value of what they’re buying. For evidence of that, look no further than Dogecoin (DOGE), a cryptocurrency that started off as a […]

The Real Story Behind Bitcoin in El Salvador

You’d be excused for not knowing much about El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America and the only one without a Caribbean coastline. Surfing is probably the most cited reason why El Salvador is on someone’s travel list, though the country has much more to offer than just breaks. Lately, El Salvador has been […]

Circle Stock: Blockchain-Powered Financial Services

Blockchain as a technology isn’t risky, it’s the products being built on the blockchain that are. Look no further than ICOs and NFTs, two manifestations of blockchain that epitomize greater fool theory. While cryptocurrencies might be deemed risky in much the same manner, they tend to be seen as “less risky” given strong institutional support. […]

10 Financial Technology Companies to Watch

So far, most applications of blockchain technology have been solutions looking for problems. That’s not to say there haven’t been some really exciting use cases like Othera or Data Gumbo. It’s just that so much garbage has been created alongside these gems of hope. ICOs, NFTs, and speculative cryptocurrencies in general, have created a tremendous […]

Chainalysis Fights Fraud in the Cryptocurrency World

The old adage “follow the money” merits some caution in times of market mania. When notable venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz recently announced a $2.2 billion blockchain/cryptocurrency fund, it raised some eyebrows. Surely these technologies must have loads of potential if these thought leaders are investing so much time and money into this space. Then […]

Silvergate Capital Stock – A Cryptocurrency Bank

We recently published A Complete Guide to Investing in Blockchain Stocks which turned some heads. That’s because we challenged what the analysts at Golden Slacks put forth as blockchain stocks. Tesla and Facebook are blockchain stocks? That’s hard to argue. In the piece, we pointed to a few stocks we thought might be viable plays […]

A Complete Guide to Investing in Blockchain Stocks

If you’re a recruiter in the financial industry, one place to find ambitious young talent is by looking for people who spent time as a summer associate at a top-five investment bank but weren’t extended a job offer afterwards. Getting into a summer program at an investment bank is nearly impossible, and those who manage […]

Why You Shouldn’t Invest in Non-Fungible Tokens or NFTs

Our job is to stay on top of the latest tech trends, understand and explain them to our audience simply, assess their investability, and then figure out pure-play ways to invest in them. That job becomes a whole lot easier when you quickly realize a thesis is total shite. Take initial coin offerings (ICOs) which […]