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Dara Albright: Sharing the Inspirational Wealth

Last week I had the privilege of speaking at the Digital Asset Strategies Summit (DASS), in Dallas, where prominent institutional investors and industry thought leaders gathered to explore crypto investing strategies. To say that it was the most inspirational conference I had ever attended would be an understatement. [Read more]

Gabriel Allie – Get ready for BTC to breakout next week

With BTC beginning to test the high price point of the current wedge we are coming to the end of the trend. Therefore, BTC will be making a decision which direction it will be breaking out by roughly October 16 (the day I will be doing a live trading demo at Digital Asset Strategies Summit).  [Read more]

DASS Adds Adamant Capital’s Tuur Demeester and Trammell Venture’s Christopher Calicott to Wall Street-Dominated Speaking Faculty

(DASS), the premier "allocators only" all-in-one, 2-day due diligence solution for digital assets, announced its updated agenda and new speakers for its upcoming event. The Summit offers critical research and insight for institutional investors interested in learning about digital assets. A top tier group of Wall Street veterans and cryptocurrency experts help to educate investors on the most important issues in the digital assets space including volatility, custody/security, regulation/legal, risk management, valuation and portfolio construction. The event offers seven hours of continuing education credits. [Read more]

Lex Sokolin – How Digital Assets will Take Over Your Asset Allocation

Over the last 10 years, there have been four separate themes for blockchain-based assets. The first, Bitcoin, is a global macro motivated play with aspirations to power payments and store inflation-protected value. Conceived by cypherpunks and techno-utopians, Bitcoin has dozens of millions of users and has run a production-level platform for a decade. Whether we like it or not, it works, and $7 trillion of traditional gold investment is at play.  [Read more]

Lou Kerner – Over the next 7-10 years, Security Token market cap will top $10 trillion

Lou Kerner is a Founding Partner of CryptoOracle. He is recognized as one of the most influential crypto bloggers. At one point in his storied career, he was an angel investor, best known for investing in Facebook and writing the first Wall Street style research report on the company in 2010. We recently sat down with Lou as he shared his thoughts on the economic impact of tokenizing private assets. [Read more]

Ric Edelman – Most Wall Street executives are older, scared and unaware of the speed of innovation brought about by exponential technologies

Ric Edelman is the Executive Chairman of Edelman Financial Services. Previously ranked the nation’s #1 Independent Financial Advisor three times by Barron’s, Ric is regarded as one of the nation’s top financial advisors We recently spoke with Ric as he explained why firms pledging to stay away from cryptos “will be eating their words”.  [Read more]

Solving financial (which includes digital assets) illiteracy – the turtle always wins the race

I was at a party this weekend speaking with a financial advisor who told me that I’m an outlier when it comes to investing. He rattled off that I have IRAs, 529s for my kids and I understand that, in most cases, ETFs are better investment vehicles when compared to mutual funds. One of things he said that I practice that most people will never have the discipline to do is be patient and buy low. [Read more]

DASS Confirms Keynote Speakers

(From CRYPTOCOINUPDATES.COM) The Digital Asset Strategies Summit (DASS) is the premier ''allocators only'' all-in-one, 2-day due diligence solution for digital assets. DASS offers critical research and insight for institutional investors at this inflection point for digital asset investing. The Summit (October 16 - 17 - Dallas, TX) will focus on educating allocators of the opportunities and challenges of investing in digital assets as well as present a variety of innovative disciplines and portfolio construction ideas designed for today's forward-thinking money managers. [Read more]

Can you see the white in people’s eyes?

It’s time for people to really start paying attention now. The music has quieted down as cryptocurrencies have recently been in a free-fall. The euphoria has worn off as most of the major cryptos are either below or approaching their 1 year lows. Many people who joined the party in 2017 are getting flushed out. If you believe in the long-term future of cryptocurrencies, now is an interesting time to scale in. [Read more]

Trials and Tribulations of Buying Cryptocurrency

As we prepare for our Digital Asset Strategies Summit, I bought XRP on June 28, 2018 on the Kraken exchange. What a confusing process it was. The GUI/front end is drastically different from any of the Wall Street GUIs I’ve used such as E*TRADE, Fidelity, Schwab or TD Ameritrade.  [Read more]

Blockchain Takeaways From Interviewing Bart Stephens

It was a pleasure having the opportunity to interview one of our Digital Asset Strategies keynote speakers Bart Stephens from Blockchain Capital. Bart’s firm is the most established VC firm in the blockchain sector and the first VC firm to raise a venture fund through an ICO. He’s a true testament to quality and credibility of our speaking faculty.  [Read more]

The Right (and Wrong) Way to Invest in Blockchains

Bitcoin investors have ridden a volatility roller coaster for the past two years. We've almost become numb to get-rich-quick blockchain schemes, as scores have surfaced during the past two years. It seems like everyone and their dog has devised an idea on how to make money off of blockchains. If "euphoria" described the public's attitude toward blockchains in 2017, then "trepidation" seems to be the word for 2018. [Read more]

Taking the Mystery Out of Blockchain Investing

Why would one want a separate portfolio allocation to blockchain technology? It’s a question nagging many professional investors as they see headline after headline on the topic. The thesis is somewhat similar to sector investing: It can help advisors express thematic market views and/or capture potential alpha opportunities.  [Read more]

Investing in Blockchain Companies – The Top Five Myths

Blockchain, also known as distributed ledgers, virtually allows anyone with access to online devices to handle transactions or digital interactions that are designed to be secure, transparent, fast and efficient. In 2009, the Bitcoin cryptocurrency introduced a peer-to-peer (P2P) electronic cash system. [Read more]

Bart Stephens Interview: ICOs, Custody and more

Bart Stephens is the Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Blockchain Capital, the most established VC firm in the Blockchain sector, the first VC firm to raise a venture fund through an ICO and the most active VC investor in the sector, with 75 portfolio companies across four funds. [Read more]

Lex Sokolin – Hopefully 2019 will be about creating interesting and easy-to-use applications for real people

Lex Sokolin is a Partner and Global Director of Fintech Strategy at Autonomous Research as well as a futurist and entrepreneur focused on the next generation of financial services. He was named one of Linkedin’s “Top FIntech Voices of 2017”. We recently sat down with Lex, who will be chairing our Digital Asset Strategies Summit (Oct. 16 - 17 – Dallas), as he shared his thoughts on new developments he thinks may happen in the world of crypto and blockchain. [Read more]

Tyrone Ross – If you don’t own the private keys, you don’t own the coins

Tyrone Ross is a Managing Partner at NobleBridge Wealth Partners, a financial advisory firm. Tyrone has more than a decade of experience, working at firms including Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch, in the financial services industry. We recently sat down with Tyrone as he shared with us his thoughts regarding the safety/security issues of investing in cryptocurrencies. [Read more]

James McDonald – Bitcoin will NOT be the leading cryptocurrency in the long-term

James McDonald is the Chief Investment Officer at Vishnu Wealth Management, a growth focused Registered Investment Advisor based in Los Angeles, CA. A 22-year veteran of the investment industry, James was named one of America’s top 10 advisors by ETF.COM in 2012. We recently sat down with James as he shared with us how to manage volatility in the crypto space from an investment perspective as well as the importance of regulation on dampening volatility. [Read more]

Thomas Lee – We are seeing a substantial number of institutional grade solutions and technologies being developed

Thomas Lee is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Fundstrat Global Advisors; widely recognized as the only institutional research firm providing comprehensive market analysis and price analytics for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. We recently spoke with Thomas as he shared with us his thoughts about institutional use of cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin reaching $25,000 and the impact millennials will have on digital assets. [Read more]

Steve Browne – Blockchain is not a free lunch

Steve Browne is a Director, the CIO & CCO at Paul Comstock Partners; an outsourced Chief Investment Officer (CIO) serving family groups and institutions. We recently sat down with Steve as he provided a different viewpoint about cryptocurrencies and blockchain. [Read more]