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Why a New Jersey-Based Cryptocurrency Startup is Getting a Lot of Love From Investors
Call it the anti-Bitcoin: Whereas the world's most popular cryptocurrency has fluctuated wildly between euphoric highs and dreaded lows, a crypto startup based in Hoboken, New Jersey aims for something a lot more predictable, as TechCrunch reports. Called Basis, the startup is working on developing a "stable coin," according to TechCrunch, "whose elastic supply will ostensibly expand and contract to
Dropbox, Spotify Have Venture Capitalists Extremely Bullish About Tech IPO Market
In the end, 2017 did not turn out to be the big turnaround for the tech IPO market that many analysts had predicted - or at least hoped for - following a historically bad year in 2016. Fairly or not, a lot of the blame for the mediocre showing last year  - okay, most of the blame - was placed
Building a $100 Million Company
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To build a successful and enduring company, you need more than just hype, publicity, or impressive fundraising skills. Ultimately it all boils down to one simple principle: you must have a product that solves a pressing problem, and then the right amount of paying customers to make the math work. See 2017 Hedge Fund Letters. Going Hunting Today’s infographic comes
NexChange to Host Blockbuster Blockchain Conference in Hong Kong
Here’s something that’ll excite Asia’s blockchain enthusiasts. Blockchain and cryptocurrency leaders are set to come to Hong Kong on May 8 for NexChange’s Block O2O Blockchain Summit. The summit, which aims to drive blockchain investment, understanding, and progress, features blockchain bigwigs such as Nick Spanos, founding member of the BitcoinCenter in New York and current CEO and co-founder of,
Peter Thiel is Now Embroiled in Facebook's Data Scandal
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A London employee from Palantir Technologies, "a top Silicon Valley contractor to American spy agencies and the Pentagon" helped Cambridge Analytica harvest data from 50 million Facebook users in the summer of 2014, according to documents obtained by the New York Times. And it just so happens that Palantir was co-founded in 2003 by Peter Thiel, who also sits on
Klarman 2017 Letter: Softbank and Sequoia as Symptoms of the Bubble
– We have some highlights of the Baupost 2017 letter on ValueWalk Premium – since the site just launched we posted here although you really should get our newsletter and check out the other site – also many will ask – also please do not email our staff asking us for copies of the material we are unable to send and
Initial Coin Offerings > Venture Capital?
Article by RCM Alternatives We recently went over the basics of blockchain and Bitcoin in in our latest webinar, and one of the main topics surrounded the ICO, or initial coin offering, as creating a more equal and de-centralized playing field for people with ideas that want to turn them into companies. See 2017 Hedge Fund Letters. So what exactly
Peter Thiel: Need to Rethink Tariffs in Light of Trade Deficit With China; SF Sucks, Bitcoin Rocks
PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel in a wide-ranging interview on President Trump’s trade tariffs, China’s economy, technology regulations and his outlook for bitcoin. [REITs] Check out our H2 hedge fund letters here. Peter Thiel: Need To Rethink Tariffs In Light Of Trade Deficit With China Peter Thiel On Leaving Silicon Valley For Los Angeles Billionaire investor Peter Thiel argues Silicon Valley
Four Questions These VCs Ask Before Every Tough Conversation
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No one likes difficult conversations at work, but everyone has them eventually–some people more often than others. For venture capitalists, tough conversations come with the territory; their jobs require them to tell founders they aren’t cutting it, that they’re getting removed from their companies, or that it’s time to close down their startups and halt their dreams. Here are a
Report: Peter Thiel Maybe Made a Killing By Betting Big on Volatility
It turns out Peter Thiel might have a little extra cash on hand to help him settle into his new home in Los Angeles. The billionaire PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor, who is ditching Silicon Valley for L.A., made a bet at the end of last year through Thiel Macro - which manages his fortune - "tied to the