Blockchain

About The Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF: BLOK

Irrational exuberance was a term coined by Alan Greenspan to describe “the psychological basis of a speculative bubble” where “news of price increases spurs investor enthusiasm, which spreads by psychological contagion.” He coined that term in the bathtub, and first used it publicly about three years before the dot-bomb crash. Bearing that in mind, take […]

Argo Blockchain Stock: Buy Bitcoin Instead

Big news across the pond in Yankville for you Brits out there. A copy of the American Constitution was being auctioned off at Sotheby’s, and a group of attention seekers crypto thought leaders decided to pull together funds to buy it. That’s right. ConstitutionDAO crowdfunded upwards of 40 million USD (about 29.6 million quid) to […]

Helium Coin is Not a Stock. So What is HNT?

In today’s era of 140 characters or less, people think a single-sentence critique is a sufficient way to challenge someone else’s thesis. “Boy, that didn’t age well,” they’ll say. If they completely disagree with everything you said, you’ll get a similar intellectually lazy response. “You’re gaslighting everyone,” or the classic “okay boomer.” The latter happens […]

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 […]