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New Research Suggests Crypto Metrics Are Pointing to Market Implosion
Echoing the recent sentiment of mainstream economists, new research has emerged this week pointing to some of the key metrics of the crypto world as a sign of ‘market implosion’. The study indicates that that bitcoin has seen its daily transaction volumes fall from an average of around 360,000 a day in late 2017 to just 230,000 in September 2018.
Activist Investor Plans to Disrupt the Traditional VC Model, Blockchain Style
One of Asia’s pioneer activist investors is now looking to transform the venture capital space through a decentralized blockchain ecosystem, writes the Block Tribune: The man who set up one of the first activism hedge funds in Hong Kong has launched SuperNode Community (SNC), a decentralized blockchain ecosystem that aims to democratize the traditional venture capital (VC) model for startups.
Tech Stocks Suffer Their Worst Day in More Than 7 Years
A bad day for the markets on Wednesday was especially brutal for tech stocks, which suffered its worst day since 2011. The S&P 500 Information Technology Index closed down 4.8 percent, which marks its biggest plunge since Aug. 18, 2011, according to CNBC. Meanwhile, the broader S&P 500 fell 3.3 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 3.2 percent.
Tesla's Largest Outside Shareholder Just Invested in its Biggest Chinese Rival
Well, this is interesting: Baillie Gifford, one of Tesla's largest shareholders, has now invested in the company's largest Chinese rival, as TechCrunch reports. The investment firm has taken an 11.44 percent stake in Nio, according to a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission posted on Tuesday. Nio just went public on the New York Stock Exchange last month
Munster: 'Elon Musk's Desire to Win Every Battle May Cost Him the War'
Last week, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk faced scrutiny for his tweets bashing the SEC just days after his securities fraud settlement. Loup Ventures’ Gene Munster weighed in on the erratic CEO’s behavior. What Happened “Elon Musk’s desire to win every battle may cost him the war,” Munster said in a Tuesday post. Ever since the initial go-private
The Dollar and Emerging Markets
Key points: The value of the U.S. dollar has climbed since April, and its rise has been one of the biggest drivers of asset performance in 2018. The stronger dollar is both a consequence of, and catalyst for, tighter financial conditions. The impact has been felt most severely within emerging markets (EMs), although escalating trade tensions have played a role
How to Secure Your Family From IoT Connected Devices [Infographic]
IoT connected devices often account for some of the least digitally secured devices we bring into the home and can act as the weakest link holding entire networks together. From default passwords that never got reset to ignored security patches, let’s kick off National Cyber Security Awareness Month with a refresher on all things IoT security. By 2020, 20.4 billion
5 Questions These VCs Think Founders Should Ask
When founders are actively fundraising, investors are usually the ones asking dozens—if not hundreds—of questions. But it’s not just founders who are selling themselves; venture capitalists, too, need to make a case for why an entrepreneur should trust them or give them a cut of their business. To ensure their relationship with investors is a partnership, it’s important that founders
Google Nixes Bid on $10B Pentagon Cloud Computing Contract
Google has dropped out of the competition for a $10-billion cloud computing contract with the U.S. Defense Department, citing the potential conflicts with the company's seven principals guiding how it will and will not use artificial intelligence. The Pentagon is seeking a a tech company to help with a project dubbed the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud (JEDI), which "involves
3 Reasons To Buy Iqiyi – The 'Netflix Of China' – According To Jefferies
Streaming video provider Iqiyi Inc (NASDAQ: IQ), dubbed by some as being the "Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) of China," offers investors a potential upside of nearly 30 percent, according to Jefferies. The Analyst Jefferies' Karen Chan initiated coverage of Iqiyi with a Buy rating and $33 price target. The Thesis The bullish case for Iqiyi is based on three factors,