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 moreShould 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 more15 Common Cryptocurrency Questions Answered
Here’s a preview from my new paid newsletter: Crypto News Over Nonsense As I’ve said before, the entire purpose of this newsletter is to sort news from nonsense, signals from the noise and info from hype. I know you agree the hype factor even in the midst of ‘crypto winter’ is unreal … Read moreFree Preview of Crypto News Over Nonsense Newsletter
My new service sorts and organizes your crypto news Twitter, Facebook, Signal, Telegram, Discord, Reddit, Hacker News, Project White Papers & Case Studies, Industry Websites, PR firms These are all sources of fintech and crypto information, yet I’m sure you’d agree that getting good, actionable fintech information is hard to do. Getting good, honest, actionable … Read moreAnnouncing My New Crypto Newsletter
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 moreShould You Buy the Bitbond Security Token?
2 Important Stories and Metrics You Need to Know Many of you reading this, myself included, have ridden Bitcoin down from $20k in late Dec 2017 to just over $3,000 a couple of months ago. Was that the bottom? Is the bear market finally over? I don’t know and no one else does either. Yet, … Read more2 Bullish Signs for Bitcoin You May Have Missed This Week
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 moreDo We Need A Bitcoin ETF?
Does Identity Matter? Is Identity a Good Investment? One of the areas seeing tons of investment in blockchain is Identity. We don’t think much of identity in the US because we have birth certificates, Social Security numbers and many different ways people identify us including phone numbers and email addresses. But for most people in … Read moreIs Identity on the Blockchain a Good Investment?
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 more4 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 moreThe ILC is the Future and Present of Big Fintech