Blockchain

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 […]

MicroStrategy Stock is Not a Good Bitcoin Investment

Bulls make money, bears make money, but pigs get slaughtered. That old Wall Street adage warns against letting greed get in the way of making sound investment decisions. Most retail investors are only familiar with the bull side of making money, and rightly so. Shorting is often akin to speculating because the longer-term trend of […]

Data Gumbo – A Blockchain Network for Industries

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia isn’t what it says on the tin. We quickly realized that over several weeks in the country meeting with technology startups and local Saudis who are overwhelmingly friendly towards visitors. Like any country, there’s the good and the bad. The roads are some of the most dangerous in the world […]

5 Real-World Use Cases for Blockchain in Supply Chains

Using blockchain technology to create efficiencies in large industries could reap billion-dollar rewards for driven founders. For example, we recently met with a startup called Othera that is using blockchain to transform the residential mortgage industry. They’ve partnered with a co-op that represents over 150 mortgage originators that generate in excess of $230 billion in mortgages per year. The founders are experienced […]

How Blockchain Will Transform Residential Mortgages

In our previous piece, The Global Impact of Cheap Satellites and Launches, we talked about how there are very few trillion-dollar industries in this world. When you’re an entrepreneur, a trillion-dollar industry is pretty exciting because all you need to do is capture 0.01% of it and you’ll have $1 billion. Take the $1.7 trillion U.S. […]

Using Blockchain for Commercial Real Estate

Commercialized blockchain solutions are like high school sex. Everyone claims they’re doing it, for the few that are, it’s not as great as they say it is, and it’s only the teachers who actually know what they’re doing. One impediment for blockchain technology was the ICO debacle which fleeced more suckers than you can shake a stick […]