This is a reprint from my Crypto News Over Nonsense newsletter going out today. Which Exchange You Use Matters…..A LOT Unless you are a miner, most of us use exchanges to buy our cryptocurrency whether we HODL or trade or sell. But where you buy your Bitcoin matters, and not just because of price. This … Read more Coinbase Lawsuit Continues
Retail investors often get the shaft when it comes to investment options. However, in February 2019, we got a new fintech investment option: The ARK Fintech Innovation ETF (NYSE: ARKF). Anyone with a brokerage account can buy it. But should you? It didn’t receive much fanfare but I’m interested to see if this is a … Read more Should You Buy the ARK Fintech ETF?
Thanks to the bear market of 2018 and early 2019, many cryptocurrency enthusiasts only in it for the speculation have left the building. Yet, many people remain holding on strong or even adding to positions as signs start to turn bullish. If you did, then congratulations for your patience. Now that some of the hype … Read more 15 Common Cryptocurrency Questions Answered
Bitbond is issuing a security token to raise up to 100 million Euro (minimum 3 million) for their platform. Should you buy it? By now you guys know that Bitbond (BB) is one of my favorite platforms and I’ve invested small amounts there since I first opened my account back in 2015. They are the only … Read more Should You Buy the Bitbond Security Token?
Whether or not a Bitcoin ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) will get SEC approval is a big news story in the crypto community. But does it really matter? Some think we must have one if Bitcoin is going to become global internet money. Others think it’s necessary if we ever want to see Bitcoin increase in … Read more Do We Need A Bitcoin ETF?
Last week, I wrote about how the Industrial Bank Loan Charter or ILC impacts fintech now and could going forward. Some of the advantages include a federal charter, the ability to accept deposits and a known path of regulation to navigate. But it’s not all rainbows and unicorns. There are downsides to the ILC Charter. … Read more 4 Reasons the ILC May Not Be the Best Charter for Fintech
Most of us in fintech got excited about the OCC fintech charter. It is a special purpose national banking charter for fintechs to use to offer some banking type services. The charter also provides a known path on compliance through banking. The charter was first announced in 2016 and in August 2018 they started accepting … Read more The ILC is the Future and Present of Big Fintech
Federal judges in California approved of Lending Club’s settlement of its 2-year running class action lawsuit with some shareholders. The essence of the suit described well by our friends at Crowdfund Insider, covers a period from 2014 through May 2016. Those of you who were investing in p2p lending at that time, like many of you … Read more Lending Club Settles Class Action Lawsuit
Bitcoin is Confusing Bitcoin is hard for many people to understand. The difficulty makes sense when you think about it as it is both a currency and a payment/transaction system among other things. We don’t talk about Cash and the Mastercard/Visa network like they are the same because they aren’t even though you use both … Read more Bitcoin Case Study: Venezuela
The Numbers Yesterday Lending Club reported its earnings for the 2nd quarter ended in June. The company lost $81 million, or 9 cents/share in the quarter which is worse than the $4 million loss for the same period last year. Most of the loss is attributed to additional expenses for a combination of additional … Read more Lending Club’s 2nd Quarter Earnings