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5 Crypto Wallets For 5 Types of Investors
FinTech
Getting started with different cryptocurrency variants means finding a wallet capable of holding your currencies that is ideally both easy to use and secure. While there are different wallet ideologies to consider between online and offline storage, most every wallet has a smattering up upsides and downsides that can make them more or less appealing to different types of crypto
Can the US Economy Weather the Trade Wars?
Aluminum. Cars. Solar panels. It’s hard to track the tariffs without a scorecard. As headlines continue to swirl, many investors worry about the impact on the US economy. Clearly, tariffs and trade wars hurt growth, but we don’t think the impact will be big enough to derail the economy just yet. Clearly, tariffs and trade tensions are a headwind for
Blockchain Leaders Share Commentary on Congressional Hearings on Cryptocurrency
FinTech
Both the Congressional Agriculture Committee and the Financial Services Committee held hearings on the future of digital assets and cryptocurrency. Please see comments from leaders in the industry including Deepak Jain, CEO of Swych, Kalin Stoyanchev, Project Lead of RNDR, Al Burgio, Founder and CEO of DigitalBits,  Josh Garcia, Co-founder of Ketsal Consulting and Principal of Blakemore Fallon, and Eiland
Mark Zuckerberg: 'If Someone's Going to Get Fired For This, it Should Be Me'
Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg sat down with Recode's Kara Swisher for a wide-ranging podcast interview that touched on everything from his controversial comments about Holocaust deniers, how he believes breaking up Facebook could open the door for China and the recent meeting between President Trump and Vladamir Putin. Swisher's interview with Zuck, of course, also touched on the
Andreessen Horowitz Appoints its Second Female Partner in Less Than a Month
Less than a month after Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) appointed former federal prosecutor Katie Haun as its first-ever female partner, the VC giant on Tuesday named Connie Chan a general partner, the second in its nine-year history. Chan becomes the first person at a16z to be promoted in-house as a general partner. It had previously been against the firm's policy for
Will the Fed Yield to the Yield Curve?
Will they or won’t they? With the U.S. yield curve flattening to new cycle lows, whether or not the Federal Reserve will stick to its planned rate-hike path is a key question – and could soon become the key question – for financial markets. It is well-known that an inverted yield curve, as measured by the spread between 3-month Libor
European Hedge Funds Post Weakest H1 Since 2000
Hedge Funds
Key highlights for June 2018: Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Hedge funds were down 0.34% in June with 1H 2018 returns barely hanging in the green with a flat 0.08% gain year-to-date. This would be the weakest first half performance of hedge funds on record since 2000. To contextualise, the strongest gain occurred in 1H 2009 when hedge
EU Hits Google With Record $5B Antitrust Fine Over Android Operating Abuse Claim
European antitrust regulators announced on Wednesday that it had slapped Google with a record €4.34 billion (about $5BN) fine for illegally using its Android mobile operating system to assert its search engine's dominance. Google is now required to "bring the conduct effectively to an end within 90 days or face penalty payments of up to 5% of the average daily
Amazon's 2018 Prime Day is Biggest Sales Event in Company History
As portended by the early site crash, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN)’s fourth annual Prime Day marked the e-commerce site’s biggest shopping event in history. What To Know The 36-hour sale saw a record number of Prime members across 17 countries capitalize on more than 1 million deals and purchase more than 100 million products, surpassing Amazon’s Cyber Monday, Black Friday
U.S. Regulators Have Given Coinbase Approval to List Tokenized Securities
FinTech
The Securities and Exchange Commission and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority have cleared the way for Coinbase to become one of the first federally regulated platforms to trade cryptocurrencies that have been listed as securities, which could eventually lead the popular exchange to handle billions of dollars raised by companies in initial coin offerings. As first reported by Bloomberg, regulators approved