The short-term success of ICO fundraising to date and the long-term success of Venture Capital’s ability to drive innovation are two industries ripe for combination due to how well they complement each other. Coindesk’s “State of the Blockchain” Q4 2017 survey they found that the majority of people believe that ICO & VC investment are complements to each other.Read More
Last year token sales grew nearly 100x from Q1 to Q4 with the total raised by ICOs hitting $3.23bn in Q4. During this same time, digital assets outperformed traditional assets by nearly 13x. Some of this growth is being driven by highly reputable financial institutions, such as Andreessen Horowitz and George Soros, allocating investment to this emerging asset class.Read More
The need for a decentralized internet is clearly imminent as the current structure is no longer efficient. One example in recent years is the failure of proper journalism, due to declining publisher revenues and the never-ending need for increased page views. We are witnessing what Paul Graham has coined “The Refragmentation”.Read More
All companies start with founders and as the global startup ecosystem grows from the seeds planted over the past two decades, the interconnectedness of the global equity markets will grow with it. Specifically, around the companies those founders create.Read More
Through the years, technological innovations have improved our markets, including through increased competition, lower barriers to entry and decreased costs for market participants. Distributed ledger and other emerging technologies have the potential to further influence and improve the capital markets and the financial services industry.Read More
One of the biggest challenges faced when exercising startup employee stock option plans is a narrow trading window. If you are in line for employee stock options at your own startup, it is important to make the most of the situation and best understand how they work.Read More
It can be a long journey down the rabbit hole of Crypto and Blockchain to truly understand everything that is going on within the space (and how it is affecting other industries). But it is not an impossible task, and you have to start somewhere. Our goal with this blog is to provide people with a starting point to best get up to speed on the space, fast!Read More
What is the difference between the different kinds of investment tokens: Equity Tokens, Security Tokens, and Debt Tokens compared to traditional Utility Tokens.