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Bitcoin Plunges to Sub-$7000 Levels Before Recovering

Bitcoin plummeted today after back-to-back crackdowns on virtual currencies by the Chinese Government. Yesterday, regulators in Shenzen, and today, in Shanghai, threatened to crack down on alleged illegal activities. The PBoC was reportedly behind both campaigns and seeking to impose a ban on trading in cryptocurrencies.

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Peter Thiel’s VC Firm is Suing “Winnie Cooper’s” Sister
October 5, 2019

Crystal McKellar played Becky Slater on The Wonder Years. Her older sister is Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper. And today, she faces a breach of contract lawsuit from Peter Thiel’s…

Mall REITS Reeling after Forever 21 Bankruptcy
October 4, 2019

Forever 21 is just the latest retailer to file bankruptcy and announce a wave of store closings. The news will impact Real Estate Investment Trusts that own mall properties (Mall REITs).

Waratah Capital Advisors’ New Liquid Alternative Mutual Fund
October 4, 2019

The Waratah Alternative Equity Income Fund gives investors access to one of the Group’s flagship strategies and star portfolio manager Jeannine LiChong. The Waratah Alternative Equity Fund is the firm’s…

Mutual Fund Giant Vanguard to Test P2P FX Trading with Blockchain
October 4, 2019

Mutual fund giant Vanguard Group has started testing a peer-to-peer FX trading platform. The experiment is part of a partnership with Symbiont.

PayPal is AWOL at Libra Association Meeting on Digital Assets
October 4, 2019

Paypal was a prominent absentee at a crucial strategy meeting of the Libra Association held in Washington Thursday. The 28 member Libra Association backs Facebook’s globe-spanning plan for the Libra…

Oil Rich Norway’s Government Pension Fund Slashes Exposure to… Oil Production
October 4, 2019

Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, Oslo, will cut its exposure to upstream energy production. The pension fund will cut 50 billion Norwegian kroner ($5.5 billion) in equity allocation from its…

IndexIQ And Nasdaq Dorsey Wright Tie Up to Offer A Liquid Alternatives ETF Model
October 4, 2019

IndexIQ launched the IQ Alternative Allocation Model, the first liquid alternative model on its platform, in collaboration with Nasdaq Dorsey Wright. The IQ Alternative Allocation Model provides an absolute return…

Finablr And Samsung Pay Announce New Fintech Money Transfer Service
October 4, 2019

For the first time in the US, a Samsung Pay user can transfer money internationally to 47 countries using their mobile. Finablr, a UK-based and listed fintech, has partnered with…

The DailyAlts PlayBook – October 4, 2019
October 4, 2019

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks about the robot apocalypse on Wall Street, the Forbes 400, Zuckerberg’s billionaire statement, and LaVar Ball (sorry about that). The markets are in the red…

Automaker Ford Using Artificial Intelligence To Optimize Daily Driving
October 4, 2019

Ford has developed an Artificial Intelligence-driven database that will accelerate its transition from automaker to a mobility company. It is accordingly partnering with American cities to solve mobility challenges. City…