Crypto Execs React to Roubini’s “Damning” & “Disheartening” Senate Hearing

This morning, renowned economist Nouriel Roubini and CoinCenter director of research Peter Van Valkenburg testified before the U.S. Senate Committee to discuss the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem.   “Doctor Doom” rattled his grievances with crypto, calling it “the mother or father of all scams and bubbles” and dubbing blockchain as a “glorified database.” He also claims that no one uses these technologies besides criminals and those who plot terrorist acts, stating that blockchain creates environmental damage, that crypto is not scalable, and that decentralization is a farce.   Blockchain and…

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Your First 100 Million – great advice for building your Cryptolife

“Dress British think Yiddish” – real advice from a real financial guru…     Surviving in the cryptomarkets takes grit and some street smarts, nobody teaches and tells it straighter than Dan Penna aka the 50 Billion dollar man. Pena made his first big money in the oil business and is the founder and chairman of The Guthrie Group, an investment consortium, incorporated on the Channel Islands in 2002. He also founded a company called iZone-iHUB, which ran a hackathon with the stated purposes of allowing start-ups the ability to…

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Blockchain Venture Capital Funding

  Blockchain venture capital funding has grown in numbers since the boom of cryptocurrencies and ICOs. There is a registration growth in dedicated blockchain venture capital. ICOs took the world by a storm. 2018 have dwarfed 2017 numbers, raising nearly $12 billion, according to Coinschedule. This could be a signal that investments in ICOs are not dead just yet.     Many ICOs, if not the majority of them, have ended up “losing money” for their crowd sale investors in the short term. That is considering the full ICO cycle,…

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First Bitcoin Nonprofit BitGive Expands Global Team with Two New Board Members

  Industry veterans Rumi Morales and Ellen Raynor join BitGive’s Board of Directors and Advisory Board   San Francisco, CA — August 8, 2018 —  BitGive, the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has announced the addition of two new members to its rapidly expanding team. Rumi Morales, a partner at Outlier Ventures and a former executive at both CME Group and Goldman Sachs, has joined BitGive’s all-star Board of Directors, which also includes Matthew Roszak, Patrick Murck, Dawn Newton, Karsten Behrend, and Alyse Killeen. Ellen Raynor, a startup industry veteran and…

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