Crypto

“Not Your Keys, Not Your Bitcoin”

Thom Thompson is a derivatives specialist who has worked in product design, business development and regulatory roles for the CFTC, the Chicago Board of Trade, The Clearing Corporation, Swiss Exchange, Eurex and Eurex Clearing. Much of the...

Bitmain – What’s Happening to the Billion Dollar IPO?

For the first three quarters of 2018, investors and analysts speculated about when, then if, Bitmain would go public. During a pre-IPO private fund raising, reports leaked out that Bitmain was valuing itself at $15 billion or maybe even $18 billion. During the third quarter bitcoin, which drives industry development, traded at around $6,500, shooting up briefly to the $8,000 range.

Those summer 2018 bitcoin prices were $3,000 higher than current ones. Is it any surprise that Bitmain’s IPO may not launch after all?

The Business Bitmain Dominates

Bitmain, maybe the world’s largest cryptocurrency company, told us a lot about the risks and rewards inherent in being a dominant actor in the fast moving cryptocurrency industry when it published its draft IPO prospectus. Whether that IPO...

Consensus: Invest recap

Chuck Mackie is a business development, PR and marketing specialist who is senior adviser at Maven Wave Partners. He is also a contributing editor to John Lothian News. In May 2018, Coindesk held its three-day Consensus conference in New York...

Introducing Bitmain

In preparing for its IPO, Bitmain, a Chinese bitcoin-mining services firm, has provided detailed insights into its operations. As one of the largest business entities in the industry and occupying as it does a central position in the industrial...

Look Who’s Talking

Last week many of us were surprised to hear EF Hutton talk again – Wow! They exist? – when Hutton issued three press releases over eight days. Hutton has emerged as potentially much cooler, socially conscious version of a money machine and not...

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