Press Coverage

Coin Offerings Are Hot, but What Are They?

Tezos’s problems reveal divide on whether ICOs are investments or donations

AmEx is using blockchain to make same-day international payments possible

American Express (AXP) and Santander (SAN) have joined forces with Ripple, a blockchain payment network, to provide an international payments system with same-day settlement, something that is frequently difficult for banking customers

Can Bitcoin Move the Needle in the Stock Market?

A new report suggestions correlation between Bitcoin and the stock market, but investment pro’s aren’t buying it.

Demystifying ICOs: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

When you say “cryptic”, you mean “mysterious, puzzling or incomprehensible”. For most people, that’s just what cryptocurrencies are — a big question mark that may yet flip the financial world on its head faster than you can say Bitcoin. Already, tech entrepreneurs are using cryptocurrencies and other digital tokens to raise funds for their startups via ICOs (Initial Coin Offering), bypassing the traditional venture capital route founders take to launch new companies.

Wall Street’s dismissal of bitcoin becoming harder

Fear of missing out, or “fomo”, is often said to be one of the most powerful psychological forces in finance. As retail investor interest in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has surged, investment professionals have often cast confused and disapproving looks towards what many believe is a wild and speculative bubble.

Term Sheet — Friday, Aug. 4

Zach Hamilton has left Venture51. Along with Logan Kugler, he is launching General Crypto, a hedge fund that invests in cryptographic digital assets.

‘Crypto’ hedge funds spring up in crowded field

Managers lured by soaring value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Find a B-School With Financial Technology Courses

Some MBA programs train students for jobs in this fast-growing financial technology industry, experts say.