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A Bit about Bitcoins

Posted by on December 23rd, 2013

Bitcoins were created in 2008 as an open-sourced peer-to-peer payment system. Since then, they have evolved into the world’s first  digital currency, traded by individuals and accepted by merchants across the globe. Unlike traditional currencies, the transfer of ownership for bitcoins is tax-free and completely unregulated. The growing utilization and popularity of bitcoins as a […]

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Twitter and Groundhog Day – what do they have in common?

Posted by on September 13th, 2013

I feel like it’s Groundhog Day.  Don’t you?  When it comes to investors and social media stocks, it really is true that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Over a year ago Facebook filed an S-1 for an IPO with a more than $100 billion valuation.  At that time, I […]

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Will the SEC’s New JOBS Act Rules Hinder Investors and Hurt Startups?

Posted by on September 5th, 2013

Lifting the ban on advertising for private securities offerings was widely hailed, but it may come with a raft of new regulations that could make life difficult for both angel investors and the startup companies they fund. On July 10 of this year, the SEC made a landmark ruling that essentially changed 80 years of […]

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The Rise and Fall of BlackBerry: Is the Mobile Market Impenetrable?

Posted by on August 13th, 2013

Monday morning, the breaking news application on my Samsung GS3 notified me of BlackBerry’s plans to explore a possible sale of the company ($BBRY shot up 10% on 8/12 in light of this announcement). Now, as much as I don’t really believe this qualifies as breaking news, it says a lot about the current state […]

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China’s Central Banking System: Slight Glitch in the Chinese Matrix?

Posted by on July 2nd, 2013

It comes as no surprise that for the past couple of years, China has had the 2nd highest global GDP average in the world, next to the U.S. Statisticians say that 30 years from now, China’s share of global GDP – 40 percent – will dwarf that of the United States (14 percent) and the […]

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