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Digital Assets: Ray Dalio – Cash is trash; BTC is Untouchable; Libra Maybe; Stocks are Good; Gold is Best

Ray Dalio, a long time bitcoin sceptic, again panned the cryptocurrency at Davos. Cash is trash; BTC is Untouchable; Libra Maybe; Stocks are good; Gold is Best, he said.

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FinTech: As Investors Revolt, Fintech Lenders Get Picky on Borrower Quality
December 17, 2019

Easy lending to borrowers with sub-prime credit is winding down. Peer-to-peer lenders, or fintech lender platforms, are back-pedaling on their early promise to provide loans to people with sub-par credit…

Goldman Sachs Prepares to Go Big on Alternatives
December 17, 2019

A Goldman Sachs alternative capital team will launch soon, according to a memo seen by Reuters. The firm said that it will form an alternatives capital markets and strategy group under…

Artificial Intelligence: Gecko Robotics Scoops up $ 40 Million in Series B Funding
December 17, 2019

Gecko Robotics Scoops up $ 40 Million in Series B Funding. Gecko will use the money to develop industrial inspection robots. Investors that plugged into Gecko Robotics’ $ 40 million…

Digital Assets: A Bitcoin Video Lands Up On TikTok, Goes Viral
December 17, 2019

The Wolf of Bitcoin posted the bitcoin video on TikTok. The TikTok video zooms in through a door with says, “this is why GPU prices went up,” and then pans…

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners Snaps Up Tallgrass Energy
December 17, 2019

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners has announced it will purchase the remaining shares of Tallgrass Energy that it doesn’t own. The latest offer of $22.45 per Class A share was a 22.7%…

Darden Paper Shows Weak Hedge Fund Performance Post Financial Crisis
December 17, 2019

Hedge fund performance hasn’t lived up to the hype over the last ten years. This, according to the Executive Director of the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management, University…

Digital Assets: Fidelity Digital Assets Could Add Support for Ether in 2020
December 17, 2019

Fidelity’s crypto arm has already done a lot of work on Ethereum. Speaking in an interview with TheBlock, Tom Jessop, who is president of Fidelity Digital Assets, said the firm…

Japanese Regional Banks: The Trade to Start 2020
December 17, 2019

Japanese regional banks are starting to look for new capital as it becomes increasingly challenging to grow in a low-interest-rate environment. In a move similar to what we saw happen…

Artificial Intelligence: Accenture Study Says Banks Could Save $70 Billion Using AI
December 16, 2019

The financial industry, including banks, could save hundreds of billions of dollars using automation and AI. Accenture’s report issued last week says North American banks could save more than $70…

ESG & Sustainability: US Companies Bled $500 Billion From ESG Scandals
December 16, 2019

The Bank of America analyzed 24 scandals relating to accounting, data breaches, sexual harassment, and other ESG issues concerning companies in the S&P 500 index. It found that over the…