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Here’s When Crypto Currency Will Work

Here’s When Crypto Currency Will Work

Crypto currency will become a mainstream accepted form of payment when the Federal Reserve rolls out its central bank digital currency ("CBDC"), or FedCoin. Not before then. The Fed and the SEC would never allow a third-party crypto currency to replace the U.S. Dollar. The only commodity that will ever replace the Dollar (every fiat … Continue reading Here’s When Crypto Currency Will Work

50/50 Odds On Bankrun-Fraud’s Freedom

50/50 Odds On Bankrun-Fraud’s Freedom

50/50 odds on Bankrun-Fraud's freedom. 40/60 odds on his long-term survival. Corzine got away with it. Will Bankrun-Fraud? Former Goldman Senior Partner Jon Corzine commingled funds at his hedge fund - MF Global - a decade ago losing $1.6 billion in customer funds (they were recovered), and got away with a slap on the wrist. … Continue reading 50/50 Odds On Bankrun-Fraud’s Freedom

Coinbase Is A Bankruptcy Waiting To Happen

Coinbase Is A Bankruptcy Waiting To Happen

Coinbase (COIN), is a walking bankruptcy absent an immediate, dramatic recovery in Retail customer sentiment. The probability of an imminent resurgence in Retail enthusiasm for Crypto is close to zero given 2022's various Crypto failures including the recent FTX fraud (FTX founder Sam Bankrun Fraud needs to be arrested ASAP). It hardly bodes well for … Continue reading Coinbase Is A Bankruptcy Waiting To Happen

Saying “No” To Deals Avoids Blowups

Saying “No” To Deals Avoids Blowups

Tiger Global paid Bain & Co. $100 million to perform due diligence, yet Bain somehow missed that FTX was a fraud. Helpful hint: check the bank statement next time. Then, work your way backwards through the cash flow chain. I can understanding hiring industry experts or functional specialists to assist with your internal investment due … Continue reading Saying “No” To Deals Avoids Blowups

Crypto Is Not Money, Nor An Asset

Crypto Is Not Money, Nor An Asset

Crypto is purely a speculative vehicle with zero underlying value. Thus, why would advisors ever recommend that clients purchase crypto in their portfolios? Not Money: Crypto currency is not a store of value. Crypto currency is not a medium of exchange. Ever try buying something with Bitcoin, even at its peak? Massive haircuts at the … Continue reading Crypto Is Not Money, Nor An Asset

Coinbase: What’s Yours Is Mine

Coinbase: What’s Yours Is Mine

Just a reminder that if Coinbase (ticker: COIN), was to file for bankruptcy protection, customer assets would be considered Coinbase property. Why would any retail or institutional investor ever engage Coinbase as a custodian given that risk? The excerpt below is from COIN's 10Q filing: Moreover, because custodially held crypto assets may be considered to … Continue reading Coinbase: What’s Yours Is Mine

Investor Due Diligence. You Get What You Deserve.

Investor Due Diligence. You Get What You Deserve.

Why the venture community invested in kids running crypto exchanges is beyond me. If the venture firms that put money into FTX did an ounce of due diligence they would have passed on the deal. Did anyone ask to confirm bank deposits and customer reserves? Did anyone ask about customer trading records and associated reporting … Continue reading Investor Due Diligence. You Get What You Deserve.