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On April 8th, we had an insightful webinar with privacy experts Enoch Liang (CEO of Andrew Yang’s Data Dividend Project) and Avishai Ostrin (a Senior Privacy Consultant at PrivacyTeam, a global privacy consulting firm), co-hosted by privacy technologist Gilbert Hill (Head of Strategy at Tapmydata). The hour was spent delving in to how consumers can take control of their data, and how blockchain and related crypto technologies can provide new tools for data transparency, data ownership, and data monetization. You can view a replay of the webinar below:

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According to a 2019 Pew Research Center study, more than 80% of Americans feel they have very little to no control over the data that is collected on them. This isn’t exactly a new finding. Every day, more people are discovering how much of their day-to-day lives is shared with external parties without their consent. And consumers are taking not and responding. When WhatsApp users started freaking out about Facebook’s new privacy policies, it resulted in millions switching to Telegram and Signal — a huge loss for the Facebook conglomerate.

That’s just…


On March 17, 2021, Morgan Stanley published a research report on cryptocurrency written by Lisa Shalett, chief investment officer for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and executive director Denny Galindo. The note started with a brief introduction that concluded with:

We suggest investors begin to get educated on this new arrival to the investing landscape.

It was a pretty benign statement, if not a massive understatement. The report was all of nine pages, and packed with caveats:

As with any asset class still in its speculative phase, there are a multitude of risks — some predictable, some identified and some yet…


I saw the crypto light on June 29, 2017. I became of the belief that crypto was going to be the biggest thing to happen in the history of humanity.

Since then, I’ve written over 225 crypto posts , as I don’t know what I think of anything, until I read what I have written about it. And trying to understand crypto is a rabbit hole like no other.

I’m approaching my four-year crypto anniversary. I’ve been through an entire cycle. …


We had a fantastic webinar with privacy experts Jodee Rich and Brittany Kaiser, co-hosted with Gilbert Hill, about the increasing power of technology companies over news stories, data privacy and data monetization, among other topics. You can view a replay of the webinar below:

Or you can read our 7 highlights below, co-written by Alexandra Brown

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What Happened

In recently enacted legislation, Australia required tech platforms like Facebook to compensate traditional news organizations for access to their journalism. As a result, Facebook blocked all news on its platform. …


We had a great webinar with Mike Jones from Science. You can view the whole webinar below:

Or you can read our write up below, co-written with Alex Brown:

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SPACs have been around since the early 90’s, when they were dominated by a small New York City-based securities firm GKN. Since, then, SPACs have had modest periods of resurgence, but nothing like the explosion they had in 2020. There were more funds raised via SPACs in 2020 ($83B) then in the entire previous decade:


Join me and experts Jodee Rich and Brittany Kaiser on Tuesday, March 2nd for a discussion about data control and the power struggle between content owners and the dominant global platforms that profit from that content.

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Last week, Facebook shut down Australian news and essential service pages in answer to Australia's new bill that would force social network platforms to pay news providers. …


Below is a letter we will be sending by certified mail to Charlie Munger later today:

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February 25, 2021

Dear Mr. Munger,

Thank you for the tremendous wealth ($575+ billion) that you and Warren Buffet have generated for countless people via Berkshire Hathaway. And thank you for your gifts to the University of Michigan and countless other educational institutions. You’re an icon of the investment world and of giving back.

That said, I’d like to address your recent comments regarding bitcoin:

During an interview at the Daily Journal’s annual shareholder’s meeting, Munger was asked whether he thought it was…


Source: Wolfstreet.com

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The webinar was truly epic! Watch the replay below:

A SPAC (an acronym for special purpose acquisition company), is a “blank check” shell corporation designed to take companies public without going through the traditional initial public offering process. SPACs have been around since the early 90’s, when they were dominated by a small New York City-based securities firm GKN:

David Nussbaum, Chairman of GKN Securities, sought to capitalize on the convergence of the changing economic tide and the new regulatory environment created by Rule 419. The key to Nussbaum’s idea…


Below is our monthly newsletter shared with the LPs (who are all accredited investors) of our Blockchain Coinvestors Syndicate on AngelList.

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Dear Blockchain Coinvestors Syndicate Members,

January was a rip roaring month in the world of crypto:

Lou Kerner

Believe Crypto is the biggest thing to happen in the history of mankind. Focused on stablecoins (founded JustStable.com) & communities (founded. CryptoMondays)

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