RiverNorth started its Marketplace Lending Fund (RMPLX) in September 2016 as an interval closed-end fund. This means that shares are not bought or sold on any secondary market. For this reason, and because I found plenty of loans I liked for my own account, I have mostly watched this fund from a distance. However….. RiverNorth … Read moreShould You Buy the RiverNorth Marketplace Lending Fund?
There was a LOT of news this week in the cryptocurrency and marketplace lending world so this week I’m going to hit on 5 of the more important stories of the week. Many involve enterprise size businesses. Here they are… Binance Hack Binance is the largest crypto exchange out there. They got hacked for $40 … Read moreFintech & Crypto News in the Enterprise
When I started investing in marketplace loans in 2013, it was still called peer to peer lending or p2p lending. There were also only 2 options. Professional and accredited investors have many more options for investment. Banks have gotten on board since then offering platforms of their own. For retail investors we now have more … Read moreWhich Type of Marketplace Lending Investor Are You? I’m #3
There are lots of scammers and bullshit artists in Bitcoin and the crypto-economy. There are also many great people, brilliant people, and deep thinkers. One that’s in this latter category is Tuur Demeester, a Belgian long-time Bitcoiner and founder of Adamant Capital. Tuur is @TuurDemeester on Twitter. His firm Adamant came out with a research … Read moreResearch from Adamant Capital: Bitcoin in Heavy Accumulation
Last week was so much fun answering 15 Common Cryptocurrency Questions, that I thought I’d do it again. Here are 5 more common questions with my answers. Which Cryptocurrency to Buy? There are 2 answers to this, the objective and the subjective. One is what you should think about before you buy and then what … Read moreAre Cryptocurrency Exchanges Regulated? And 4 More Questions
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?