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Why Central Bank Digital Currencies Will Destroy Cryptocurrencies
Leading economic policymakers are now considering whether central banks should issue their own digital currencies, to be made available to everyone, rather than just to licensed commercial banks. The idea deserves serious consideration, as it would replace an inherently crisis-prone banking system and close the door on crypto-scammers. NEW YORK – The world’s central bankers have begun to discuss the
Will Regs in 2018 Will Pave the Way for Bakkt in 2019?
At first glance, 2018 has been a rough year for the crypto sector. Bitcoin reached its record high December 17, 2017, surpassing $19,700, before subsequently dropping – and remaining remarkably stagnant – ever since. Things took a turn for the worse even still when Google and Facebook banned crypto ads earlier in 2018. TheDigitalArtist / Pixabay While prices may not
Samsung-Backed Blockchain Startup Scores $30 Million From Sequoia China, Others
Things are looking good for one of Hong Kong’s blockchain startups, according to DealStreetAsia: Hong Kong-based blockchain startup AERGO has raised $30 million in venture funding from investors including Sequoia Capital China, GBIC (Global Blockchain Innovative Capital) and Neo Global Capital. Other participating investors included Dekrypt Capital, FBG Capital, Arrington XRP Capital, JRR Crypto, Rockaway Capital and Block Crafters Capital.
Into the Red Zone
Highlights from last month Volatility returned and pulled markets across the globe into the red. The sell-off in risk assets appeared to have several culprits: hawkish Fed comments, rising interest rates, signs of peak earnings growth and political fragility in Europe. Credit spreads widened and emerging market assets also faced challenges with a strengthening U.S. dollar. But the risk aversion
Billionaire David Tepper Habits for Success and Advice on Making It in Finance 2018
In this interview with Carnegie Mellon University, billionaire David Tepper discusses his habits for success and advice on making it in finance. Billionaire David Tepper Habits For Success And Advice On Making It In Finance 2018 Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc David by any definition you had a very successful career. What were some of the things that
Healthcare Needs to Innovate. Enter Blockchain Technology.
Given that 2018 has been an especially terrible year for cryptocurrencies - and an eleventh-hour rally is highly unlikely - one could argue that this is the year when the most interesting discussions around blockchain have been about all the ways how it can be utilized for innovation beyond digital coins. Having evolved from the days when it was introduced
Study Finds 3 in 4 Irish People Would Not Consider a Career in Blockchain
Despite European spend on blockchain set to soar to €3.5 billion in the next five years, a lack of understanding of how the technology works is holding Irish people back from pursuing  a career in blockchain MichaelWuensch / Pixabay Dublin, Ireland — November 15, 2018 — As Ireland cements its status as a leading European technology hub, new research has
Value Emerges in Asia's Markets as Panic Sets In
The first signs of panic? I have been waiting for the first signs of real panic in Asia's bear market. First, there was the question of why India had been so defensive, with its current account deficit, high structural inflation, strained banking system, difficult government finances and high valuations. India's market has started to drop. And then we had weakness
Nearing a Highly Anticipated IPO, Uber Reports Nearly $1B in Losses For Q3
Uber self-reported nearly $1 billion in losses for the third quarter - as well as slowing growth - which will no doubt be heavily scrutinized as the ride-hailing company prepares for its heavily anticipated initial public offering in 2019. Uber's losses increased 32 percent quarter over quarter to $939 million on a pro forma basis. However, the company was anticipating
Revisiting Apple's iPhone Woes as Stock Dips Into Bear Market Territory
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)'s stock has entered bear market territory, with the performance of its newest iPhone models largely to blame. The stock has pulled back by about 20 percent from an Oct. 3 intraday high of $233.47. Apple shares have underperformed since October, having shed about 17 percent on a closing basis compared to more modest declines of 7.3