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'Blockchain' ETFs: A Deep Dive Into BLCN And BLOK

2018-01-19 seekingalpha
This week we had an important new development in “crypto land” with the launch of two new “blockchain” themed ETFs so I thought that I would write up an article on this hot space and see what is on offer. It is important to note that the SEC has not allowed the word “blockchain” to be included in the name of either of these ETFs given the hype in the space right now. You have been warned! (742-0)

First Blockchain ETFs Debut: Here’s What You Need To Know

2018-01-17 wire.kapitall
Just as the global cryptocurrency market is hitting its biggest rough patch in months, two new ETFs based on blockchain technology are making their market debuts. The Reality Shares Nadaq NextGen Ecconomy ETF BLCN and the Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF BLOK are now open for business. (23-0)

Nikkei snaps three-session losing streak on back of Wall Street rise

Stocks rebounded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday on the back of Wall Street’s gain late last week, with the benchmark Nikkei average snapping its three-session losing streak. (2-0)

What each of the Dow industrials’ 30 companies say—and don’t—about blockchain - MarketWatch

2018-01-11 marketwatch
Blockchain technology isn’t just for little-known companies trying to make a name for themselves, or struggling former blue-chip companies trying to rebrand themselves as innovative. It is the real deal, as a number of household names have been boarding the blockchain bandwagon. (286-0)

Ripple/XRP Deep Dive Part II: The Lawsuit

2018-01-11 seekingalpha
Ripple has many potential catalysts that could help or hinder the company, as well as the price of their digital asset, XRP. (26-0)

With Inc, Bet Big on Bitcoin Without Buying It

2018-01-10 investorplace
Casual investors who have been following the rise of cryptocurrencies fall into one of two camps. You’ve got those who are itching to get their hands on the new currency, believing it will continue to grow and disrupt the financial sector. And you’ve got those who are looking at the whole thing skeptically because of the fact that it’s completely unregulated — which draws a worrying parallel to penny stock trading. (105-1)

Board of Directors | Ripple

2018-01-05 ripple
Chris Larsen is Executive Chairman of Ripple’s board of directors and former CEO and co-founder of Ripple. Prior to Ripple, Chris cofounded and served as CEO of Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, and E-LOAN, a publicly traded online lender. During his tenure at E-LOAN, he pioneered the open access to credit scores movement by making E-LOAN the first company to show consumers their FICO scores. (46-0)

Ripple cryptocurrency hits a record high above $3, gains more than 49,500% in last 12 months

2018-01-04 moneycontrol
Ripple, the world's second-largest cryptocurrency by value, hit a record high on Wednesday as its strong rally continues.

Alphabet’s Google among Leading Blockchain Investors

2018-01-03 marketrealist
Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google has emerged as one of the corporate active backers of blockchain startups in recent years, according to a report by CB Insights. The report states that corporations have participated in more than 140 equity investments totaling roughly $1.2 billion in the blockchain sector since 2012. (0-1)

Ripple XRP price hits record high, up nearly 120 percent in a week

2018-01-03 cnbc
Ripple, the world's second-largest cryptocurrency by value, hit a record high on Wednesday as its strong rally continues. (0-1)

Ripple and XRP: Everything you need to know [Video]

The value of XRP, which is the token of the Ripple network, is up 20,000% in 2017. You read that correctly: twenty thousand percent. That shatters the price rises this year in bitcoin (1,500%), litecoin (5,000%), or ethereum (8,000%).

Ripple jumps after news of link to some Japanese credit card companies

2017-12-27 cnbc
The gains followed news that Tokyo-based financial services company SBI Holdings and its subsidiary SBI Ripple Asia announced the establishment of a "consortium" with some Japanese credit card companies to utilize blockchain technology, according to an online translation of a release. Ripple and SBI Holdings created SBI Ripple Asia in January 2016. It wasn't clear what the extent of Ripple's involvement would be in the new consortium.

Bitcoin keeps soaring, but big crypto deals are scarce

2017-12-14 cnbc
It's a bit of a mystery. Interest in bitcoin and the blockchain has been building to a fever pitch, but mergers and acquisitions in cryptocurrency have been almost nonexistent.

Deep Dive: Ripple/XRP Edition Part I

2017-12-13 seekingalpha
There are many businesses focusing on blockchain, many digital tokens and many more cryptocurrencies. Accordingly, it can be hard to know which are poised to deliver returns to investors.

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Visa, Amazon, IBM, Google and

2017-11-28 zacks
Chicago, IL – November 28, 2017 – announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Visa Inc. (V - Free Report) , (AMZN - Free Report) , IBM (IBM - Free Report) , Google (GOOGL - Free Report) and Overstock. (204-0)