Tag Archives: NASDAQ

Nasdaq Cautious About Crypto-Currencies

The Nasdaq is warming to cryptocurrency trading, but only if it’s regulated. CEO Adena Friedman noted in a talk at the MIT Sloan School of Management that CC’s are securities and buyers deserve protection. Bank of America’s CEO Brian Moynihan … Continue reading

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Nasdaq To Delist Long Blockchain

Remember the iced tea company that changed its name to include “blockchain” and had its stock soar 183%? Well, Long Blockchain, formerly Long Island Iced Tea Corp. is now being delisted from Nasdaq because its stock’s market cap is below … Continue reading

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SEC Suspends CryptoCurrency/Blockchain Companies

For the first time, the Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in three firms that have made public claims about crypto-currency and blockchain, not that they have been involved in an Initial Coin Offering (yet). The suspension resulted from … Continue reading

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Psssst! Is the Startup Bubble Bursting?

Hear that? It may be the startup bubble bursting in Silicon Valley as startup funding dropped 25% in Q1 2016 from Q4 2015. The Wall Street Journal says it’s the largest drop in investment since the dot com bust, with … Continue reading

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Private Capital Market Outpaces Public

SEC Commissioner Kara Stein said recently that: “…amounts raised through unregistered offerings have outpaced the level of capital raising via registered offerings in recent years. More than $2 trillion, in fact, was raised privately in 2014. Regulation D offerings accounted … Continue reading

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Breakthrough or Hoax?

Are we on the verge of a major electricity storage breakthrough or a hoax? The back page of the Wall Street Journal’s  “A” section today is a full page ad for a new technology that will double battery life. It … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Consolidates Its Position For Private Shares Trading

The Nasdaq has acquired Second Market, the platform for trading shares of private companies, made famous when Facebook shares traded at record highs before its IPO. The trading site was a competitor to the come-lately Nasdaq Private Market and will … Continue reading

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