Where will the retail masses strike next?

After a 1,625% squeeze, the GameStop ($GME) market blitz has fizzled out.

That’s mostly thanks to market makers imposing tight restrictions on how many of each stock users can purchase. Not exactly a free market, but according to the financial elite, we should be happy with what we get.

After all, it is unfair for the masses to band together at the expense of some highly leveraged hedge funds!

It’s that exact sentiment that likely contributed to the mass Redditor/retail investor migration into silver.

Not only is silver fundamentally scarce, but it’s an excellent hedge against a fiscally irresponsible financial…

Health is at the heart of any form of success in life and civilization, and blockchain is like an improved circulatory system.

Medicine is a diverse and rapidly advancing field empowering individuals to take their health into their own hands. New medical technologies and applications are accomplishing feats previously never thought possible.

With such rapid advancements, we must take careful considerations in regards to healthcare. Medical history must remain private for the security of the patient in an ever more complex technological environment.

In this fifth installment of the Beyond Bitcoin — Endogenous And Exogenous Assets On The Blockchain series, we cover how blockchain drastically improves the medical industry.

Before reading on, here’s what you may have missed:

Part I: Beyond Bitcoin…

TL;DR: Markets are pumping.

Traders are becoming aware of the value of hard assets. Crypto stands to benefit immensely. Are you ready?

What a rough week for the markets — GameStop’s ($GME) market cap jumped by over $20 billion in less than a week following a short squeeze of epic proportions. Rumor has it they’ll even offer an extra five cents on any redeemed games.

The $GME squeeze allegedly has a lot to do with retail traders using the subreddit WallSteetBets. The crowd used their $600 stimulus checks to pump GameStop’s stock to the moon subsequently.

The squeeze has already bankrupt one hedge fund…

A Dynamic Solution To The Industry’s Many Frustrating Problems

In this fourth installment of the Beyond Bitcoin series, we continue to work through a list of problems faced by large-scale enterprises in different facets of the global economy.

Part I introduces exogenous and endogenous assets on the blockchain (if you’re not sure what those words mean, we recommend reading the first article before continuing). Part II covers blockchain use cases in commodities and international trade, while Part III covers blockchain in agriculture.

The following (Part IV) focuses on how blockchain solutions are benefiting the real estate sector. The results are not immediately visible to end-users, investors, or Main Street…

You’re reading the third installment of a series on exogenous and endogenous assets tracked on the blockchain (originally published on our main site).

For a definition of these topics, as well as a general discussion about distributed ledger technologies (DLTs), we recommend starting with the first article in the series, Beyond Bitcoin: Assets Off The Chain.

Click here for Part II: Blockchain Reduces Risk and Costs in Trading Commodities.

Clearly defined ownership of property is one of the cornerstones of a developed market economy. Property is something owned, and something owned must be accurately tracked. …

Cold doesn’t even begin to describe the weather in much of the US and Canada this past week. Texas saw temperatures that rivaled that of Fairbanks — for the unaware, that’s highly unusual.

Millions were without power in the Lonestar State, and those that managed to keep the lights on are finding power bills that are over $9000. Good news for wood-burning stove manufacturers, terrible news for millions of citizens.

But who’s to blame for this cascading grid failure in a state famed for its energy exports? Data analytics firm Cascend Strategy suggests an inconvenient answer — pretty much every segment of the Texan power grid.

Wind turbines failed first, freezing solid overnight. Nat gas took up the bulk of this deficit but soon fell prey to the deep freeze.

Hell, even a…

Have you ever woken up, looked at your to-do list, and thought, “Shit. Where do I start?”

That’s how this week went for Bitcoin.

Everyone from global payment processors to globally systemically important banks to your next-door neighbor is suddenly in the game.

It’s been a whirlwind of news so let’s check out some of the biggest highlights.

We finally have a Bitcoin ETF… sort of.

The Ontario Securities Commission has approved the first North American Bitcoin ETF to trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

For those unaware, Canada isn’t part of the United States, but it’s pretty close — think of this launch as a testnet for the US.

Purpose Bitcoin ETF has over $10 billion…

No surprises in that statement, the show must go on.

@jordanmerrick via Unsplash
@jordanmerrick via Unsplash
@jordanmerrick via Unsplash

Financial markets are incredibly complicated. While manageable by a central authority to some degree, the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. The regulatory bodies of various countries have drafted tens of thousands of pages of financial regulations to minimize fraud and penalize immoral behavior in financial markets. Unfortunately, the complicated and occasionally conflicting nature of these various regulations often gives larger institutions with deep pockets access to loopholes. The majority of smaller institutions and individuals lack the financial means to accurately interpret these loopholes, leading to asymmetrical outcomes.

Recently, section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, also known…

Main Street buckles under market stress while zombie corporations float to safety on their golden parachutes.

Fed Buys Corporate Bonds; Photo by BP Miller on Unsplash
Fed Buys Corporate Bonds; Photo by BP Miller on Unsplash
Fed Buys Corporate Bonds; Photo by BP Miller on Unsplash

The Federal Reserve has announced that it will be moving away from its previous ETF purchasing program in favor of directly buying corporate bonds. This announcement begins what some individuals have termed the Japanification of the United States economy. The term is accurate; the Japanese central bank, the Bank of Japan, or BOJ, currently owns over 73% of all ETFs listed on the Japanese stock market. This disproportional ownership makes the price action in the Japanese stock market anything but natural. The central bank is considered the lender of last resort for its respective country. The BOJ owning almost three-quarters…

Most of it, at least.

Hertz’s Sale of Worthless Shares Halted By the SEC; Source: HeavyZen
Hertz’s Sale of Worthless Shares Halted By the SEC; Source: HeavyZen

As we discussed just a few days ago, Hertz, the now-bankrupt car rental company, was recently in talks to sell roughly $1 billion worth of new (but ultimately worthless) stock. Luckily, the company came to its senses and stopped the whole thing due to concerns over moral hazards…

Just kidding. Hertz cut the offering in half, stating that they would sell only $500 million in (ultimately worthless) stock. However, there seems to remain a semblance of reason left in the Halls of Power because the SEC has stepped in to say that they have comments and concerns about the company’s…


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