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#Deletecoinbase Movement, Quadriga – Kraken Comment
Jesse Powell, CEO of Kraken, on the #deletecoinbase movement and Quadriga – details below. vjkombajn / Pixabay [REITs] Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc 1. #deletecoinbase Twitter is ablaze with #deletecoinbase. Coinbase has acquired a company that’s run by the former CTO/COO and other senior members of a spyware firm that helped oppressive regimes (such as Ethiopia, Sudan, Bahrain,
Shifting Strategies in Site Selection, China Trade Negotiations, and Inflation Targeting
People want jobs. Elected officials want what is best for their districts. Employers want to lower their costs. These are all good intentions, but aligning them can be difficult. Amazon and New York City recently learned this lesson the hard way. Governments around the world use economic development incentives to encourage new investment. Internationally, Ireland has been a leading applicant
Equities vs. Bonds? Look to China for Clues
These days the investing world seems split between two types of market participants: the believers and the skeptics. Firmly among the believers are investors in equity markets, which have rebounded sharply from their sell-off in late 2018, supported by a dovish pivot by the Federal Reserve, hopes of a trade-war truce between the U.S. and China, and the U.S. government
Mozido Founder Indicted 32 Months After Our Exclusive On The Topic
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This article on Mozido was originally posted on June 28 2016, on February 27th 2019 the DOJ announced a criminal indictment against the founder. We are proud of our work and want to point out that we love the WSJ and Forbes but we beat them both on this story by at least a few months, I believe we were
Softbank Invests In Autonomous Grocery Delivery Startup Nuro
TechCrunch reports that SoftBank, a Japanese multinational holding group, has led a $940 million investment in autonomous delivery startup Nuro. Gaorong Capital, Greylock Partners and Softbank have previously raised $92 million for Nuro. According to Reuters, this latest round of financing puts the company's valuation at $2.7 billion. Nuro was founded by former Alphabet Inc GOOG engineers Dave Ferguson and
World Business Angels Investment Forum Tackles Financial Inclusion
The 2019 World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) came to a close last month and as always, the event was a resounding success. The WBAF Congress is a multi-day event which aims, as per WBAF Chairman Baybars Altuntas, to “empower the world economy through innovation, startups, scaleups, high-growth businesses and angel investment.” It covers a wide range of topics, including
The Long View: China—The Indispensable Nation?
This is the final video in a four-part series that addresses some of the major themes we expect to shape the investment landscape for years to come. Click here for parts one, two and three. ERIC WINOGRAD I think that so much of the discussion about the trade war between the US and China misses the point altogether. Markets seem
Here’s One Possible Indirect Impact From JPM Coin: Dick Bove
One of the biggest announcements to hit the crypto space recently was JPMorgan’s announcement that it has developed its own cryptocurrency, which it’s calling JPM Coin. Numerous news headlines were quick to link this news with the bitcoin price, and it is possible that the news did drive some bitcoin buying. vjkombajn / Pixabay However, such buying would have come
Alternative Investment Platform YieldStreet Closes $62M Series B Funding Round
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Edison Partners leads a $62 million round of financing in the online wealth management platform, YieldStreet, according to a Tuesday announcement. The capital will help expand investment offerings, investor access and educational resources. Who Is YieldStreet? With more than 100,000 community members, YieldStreet enables both accredited and non-accredited investors to diversify their portfolios with asset classes ranging from real estate
Male And Female Entrepreneurs In Startups
Men still dominate the UK startup landscape, with 80.6% of companies launched between 2000-2018 being founded by men ernestoeslava / Pixabay It’s safe to say that the UK’s startup scene has always been largely a Y-chromosome dominated space. Over the past few years, the UK government and independent bodies have increasingly made efforts to level the playing fields between male