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Swiss Loosen Money Laundering Rules For Fintechs

In a move counter to today’s legal tightening, Swiss banking authorities are loosening rules to counter money laundering for small new fintech companies. The regulator, FINMA, has determined that “small” institutions are those with gross revenues under 1.2 million Swiss … Continue reading

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Cannabis Goes Legit

Although you would have expected it to come from the tobacco industry, the Fortune 500 is now getting deep into marijuana. Constellation Brands, the purveyor of wines and Corona Beer, according to the Wall Street Journal, “will spend 5.08 billion … Continue reading

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Academic Study Finds Big Profits in ICOs

To misquote celebrity chef Ina Garten: “How dangerous is this?” Boston College’s Carroll School of Management recently published a study of initial coin offerings (#ICO) concluding: “We find evidence of significant ICO underpricing, with average returns of 179% from the … Continue reading

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Buffett Wingman Hates Bitcoin

Could be a generational thing, but 94 year old Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s wingman, hates Bitcoin. He calls the crypto-currency “a noxious poison,”and said that the government should crack down on it as was done in China. To be clear, … Continue reading

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Unicorn Tender Offer In The Offing?

Here’s something you don’t see everyday – a tender offer for a privately held unicorn’s shares. This ad is in today’s Wall Street Journal and notes that a consortium of private investors (Softbank?) intends to offer to purchase Uber shares … Continue reading

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The Initial Troll Offering

There is now a crowdfunded Initial Coin Offering  to respond to the open letter published in the Wall Street Journal by Interactive Brokers. If you recall, the IB letter claimed that Bitcoin valuation had no relation to reality. Now, the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Portal Entices Financial Advisors

The United Kingdom equity crowdfunding portal Seedrs is trying to get financial advisors of high net worth persons and institutions to invest in crowdfunded startups. As a (very) alternative asset class that is not correlated to the market, the portal … Continue reading

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