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Riding The Blockchain Train: These Companies Changed Their Name, And Their Stock Price Soared

Many others had done it, but nobody quite as blatantly as beverage maker Long Island Iced Tea Corp, which on Thursday became the latest to jump on the cryptocurrency bandwagon, bizarrely but profitably changing its name to Long Blockchain Corp, which sent its shares soaring by 500%. In an ironic twist, we previewed LTEA’s hilarious […]


Yes, Virginia, There Is A “Santa Rally”

Authord by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Yes, Virgina, There Is A Santa Claus Every year, at this time, I republish the story of 8-year Virginia O’Hanlon who asked the most important of questions. I encourage you to read it as it reminds us of the importance, meaning and the “Spirit” of the Christmas season.  *  […]


Doug Kass’ 15 Surprises For 2018: FANG Crackdown, Gold All-Time-Highs, Stocks Slump

Authored Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners Management, "The missing step in the standard Keynesian theory [is] the explicit consideration of capitalist finance within a cyclical and speculative context . . . finance sets the pace for the economy. As recovery approaches full employment . . . soothsayers will proclaim that the business cycle has been […]


Overstock Belatedly Launches $250 Million ICO After Unspecified Technical Issues

Nearly two months after CEO Patrick Byrne first announced that it would hold an ICO of its own to help build out its blockchain infrastructure, Overstock – the e-commerce-company-turned-wannabe-blockchain pioneer – was expected to launch at midnight Monday to significant fanfare… …After a series of delay's due to unspecified technical issues, the offering finally began […]


LFIN Crashes After-Hours When CEO Admits “We Don’t Deserve This Market Cap”

Update: Much to his credit, Venkat Meenavalli, the CEO of LongFin ventured onto CNBC's FastMoney tonight to explain the exponential rise and somewhat shady acquisition strategy of his company. Amid an increasingly rapid eruption of words and rising volume, Meenavalli seemed to struggle to convince the Fast Money skeptics that what he did was above-board, […]


LFIN Collapses After 14th Halt Of The Day.. Only Up 100% On The Day

Update: We suspect few had looked at the company's balance sheet (note that LFIN had a market cap over $10 billion at today's highs!)… Longfin balance sheet: $ in $, not in '000s, not in MMs. pic.twitter.com/L1dhXygRFz — zerohedge (@zerohedge) December 18, 2017 But now they have, 'all bets are off'…   *  *  * […]


Cryptocurrency Bank AriseBank To Acquire 100 Year Old FDIC Bank; Partner With BitShares.

Intro by Vince Lanci via the Soren K. Group at Marketslant.com The Next Revolution is already Happening Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting the next revolutionaries in the democratization of money. This was while looking to understand better the guts of the blockchain tech and how it differed from crypto to […]


Banks Demand 11th-hour Reprieve On Key Part Of MiFID II

The clock is ticking down and there are only about three weeks to go before the dreaded MiFID II regulatory structure is implemented on 3 January 2018. While it’s been difficult to judge the industry’s preparedness for the change, several aspects of the new regulations have attracted the most debate and concern. These have included […]


Not A Bubble?

Meet The Crypto Company – up almost 20,000% since inception in September… To a market cap of over $12.6 billion… Grant's Interest Rate Observer drew the world's attention to this 'company' yesterday… Shares in over-the-counter name The Crypto Company, which listed in May and traded around $20 as recently as Dec 1st, have gone on […]


“It’s In The Mania Phase”: Securities Regulator Warns That “Mortgages Are Being Taken Out To Buy Bitcoin”

As the investing world continues to argue back and forth over whether Bitcoin is an acceptable store of value or nothing more than a massive bubble that has only been rivaled by the Dutch tulip mania of the 1600's, new information revealed by the President of the North American Securities Administrators Association would tend to […]


Crypto-Cornucopia Part 5 – “We’ll Be Lucky To Survive On Our Own”

Authored by Dr. D via Raul Ilargi Meijer's The Automatic Earth blog, Part 1 "Bitcoin Is A Trust Machine" here. Part 2 "This System Is Garbage, How Do We Fix It?" here. Part 3 "A System With No Justice, No Order, No Rules, & No Predictability" here. Part 4 "Without It, You're Talking Mad Max" […]


If You Don’t Own Any Bitcoin, Read This

Authored by Adam Taggart via PeakProsperity.com, This week it hit $19,000. What's next? Wow. Just….wow. Bitcoin's price has gone 'beyond exponential' this week. Just yesterday, as I started working on this article, it shot up 22% — from $14,000 to $17,000 (hitting an intraday high of over $19,000). And that's after a mind-blowing upwards rocket […]


Bill Blain: Bitcoin Futures Could Be “A Clusterf*ck Of Monumental Proportions”

Crpto-'currency' or total carnage? Mike Novogratz doesn’t see "quick adoption" of Bitcoin as a currency, preferring to think of it as 'digital gold'. Perhaps this is one reason why. Amid its meteroic rise, Bitcoin is now 20 times more volatile than the US Dollar… As MINT Partners' Bill Blain exclaims, next week sees the improbable […]


The Asymmetry Of Bubbles: The Status Quo And Bitcoin

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Shall we compare the damage that will be done when all these bubbles pop? Regardless of one's own views about bitcoin/cryptocurrency, what is truly remarkable is the asymmetry that is applied to questioning the status quo and bitcoin. As I noted yesterday, everyone seems just fine with […]


VR and the Future of Science

For centuries, scientific thought has enabled us to answer questions we have about our universe. Like Sir Isaac Newton’s question of why the apple fell from the tree and Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, breakthroughs in the areas of science, but also technology, engineering, and math (STEM) have allowed us to push forward with an […]