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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The future of funding companies could shift from stock and IPO's to crowdfunding and cryptocurrency token ICO's

With the blockchain suddenly becoming much more than simply a platform able to run the over 700 different cryptocurrencies, there is growing talk that the technology may also be the catalyst to replace how companies receive funding in the future.

Today most startup companies rely upon venture capitalists and brokers to grow to the point where they can apply for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on a given market exchange.  And in exchange for cash, investors receive stock shares in that company.

But a few recent events are providing a conduit for businesses that may no longer require stock exchanges at all to receive capital, and the rewards to investors may come in the way of cryptocurrency tokens rather than in the old form of shares and stock certificates.

Ever since Bitcoin first appeared on the scene several years ago, fans of the cryptocurrency have been searching for a way to apply the idea that might capture the public imagination and broaden the use of the technology beyond just geeks and programmers. 
Now, some believe that application has appeared with the rise of the "token" economy, in which companies or startup ventures fund their operations by handing out units of cryptocurrencies. Some companies have even done what are known as "initial coin offerings" or ICOs, in which they distribute tokens instead of shares to investors. 
The cryptocurrency market is seen by some as a bubble with hugely inflated prices. Some observers say bitcoin and other similar ventures are similar to Linux, an open-source alternative to Microsoft's Windows operating system that has never really achieved mainstream success. 
But entrepreneur and investor Balaji Srinivasan, a partner at Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, believes that token-based systems "may eventually create and capture more value than the last generation of Internet companies." - Fortune
Ironically it may have been actions taken by the banks themselves following the 2008 finance crisis that could see the demise of the traditional way in which companies receive capital to expand and grow.  This is because most commercial banks have shut off lending to small businesses and projects that would have otherwise been their bread and butter in the past, and this has led to the creation of capital sourcing through mechanisms such as Crowdfunding over the past eight years.

With the advent of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO's) being used in place of Initial Public Offerings (IPO's) to fund new enterprises, markets could be seeing the beginning of a new paradigm shift, where stocks no longer hold the same value as they did in the past, and where cryptocurrency tokens replace them as the asset for short and long-term investment.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Like Alibaba's domination over Amazon, Line's social media platform could soon dominate Facebook

There was an interesting statement made back in the 19th century during the industrial revolution that went, I would rather sell 100 shirts at $1 apiece to the Chinese than 10 shirts at $10 apiece.  This is because the potential for profit using the price elasticity of demand model, where by lowering the price you gain much more consumers, is a powerful tool when dealing with the massive populations residing in Asia.


And to date we have seen how this model works in the 21st century, as the e-commerce business known as Alibaba has emerged not only as one of the top 5 companies in the world, but it is also bigger than both Amazon and Ebay combined.

On July 14, the newest Asian powerhouse went public with their own IPO, and already it has the potential to soon dominate Western social media platforms like Facebook.  This is because the Japanese social media company called Line is based on appealing to customer demands and desires, and they have a population potential of several billion users to service.

It took Facebook five years to reach 200 million active users, but only three years for Line to achieve that same number.  And Facebook would have to wait another three years before launching itself as a public IPO, and at a value several dollars less than Line did today at $42 per share.
Line users per quarter

The bottom line is that so far in the second decade of the 21st century, the potential for growth is far greater in Asia than it is in the West, and especially within the United States economy.  And perhaps this is also why China now has the world's largest bank, and in reality the world's largest financial system, and where the future of economic growth no longer resides in companies coming out of the West.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

As the Saudi’s look to IPO ARAMCO, experts question whether anyone will buy the stock

With oil prices now at near historically low levels due to OPEC manipulation, and a slowdown in the global economy, the Saudi government is mulling over implementing an unprecedented event, which is to IPO and make public their long-standing private enterprise known as ARAMCO.
Saudi Aramco, which is officially the Saudi Arabian Oil Company and most popularly known just as Aramco (formerly Arabian-American Oil Company), is a Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.  Aramco’s value has been estimated at anywhere between US$1.25 trillion and US$10 trillion, making it the world’s most valuable company.
Headquartered in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco operates the world’s largest single hydrocarbon network, the Master Gas System. Its 2013 crude oil production total was 3.4 billion barrels (540,000,000 m3),and it manages over 100 oil and gas fields in Saudi Arabia, including 288.4 trillion standard cubic feet (scf) of natural gas reserves.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Chinese IPO becomes 11th largest company in U.S. on opening day of trading

On Sept. 19, the Chinese version of Amazon.com opened from trading on the NYSE a day after going public in a record setting IPO.  Alibaba, which was built from the ground up by former school teacher Jack Ma, quickly flew from its IPO price of $68 per share to a whopping $92.30 at the time of the opening bell.
 
Closing the day around the same price, Alibaba has a market cap of right around $230 billion, and in just one day, became the 11th largest company in the U.S., surpassing long-standing companies like Facebook, J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon, IBM, and Coca-Cola.  Only megaliths in the corporate world now stand higher than Alibaba, with Apple at number one, and with a market cap of over $380 billion more than the Chinese juggernaut.
 
 
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Former Facebook associates seek to turn bitcoin into an ETF and make it a tradable commodity

The Winklevoss Twins, known famously for being associated with the creation of Facebook at one time, are beginning their next capital venture in the markets.  On July 1, a filing was made with the Securities and Exchange commission to form a new public IPO, which would function as an ETF and facilitate the buying and selling of bitcoins via equity shares.

To make it simple, the Winklevoss's wish to turn the electronic currency known as Bitcoin into a commodity, trade it as an equity in the public stock exchanges, and do this under an ETF the same way gold (GLD) and silver (SLV) is traded through JP Morgan.


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Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, which is designed to operate like an exchange-traded fund, will initially sell $20 million worth of shares, with each share worth a fraction of a Bitcoin, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission showed on Monday.

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, whose feud with Zuckerberg was portrayed in the fictionalized 2010 film "The Social Network," have amassed nearly $11 million worth of Bitcoins, according to a report in the New York Times in April. - Reuters

There are many pros and cons to this attempted financial scheme, but few that would benefit the true users and recipients who hail bitcoin as an alternative currency to the fiat global system.  On one hand, by legitimizing Bitcoin as a commodity, and having it recognized by the SEC on a public stock exchange, the ability for the Treasury Department, Secret Service, or other government agency to seize bitcoin operations would be hampered.  However, it also means that the original foundation of bitcoin, an electronic currency exchange with a limited production capacity, can now be suspect to government price controls the same way the futures markets control paper spot prices rather than the market price of the physical commodity.

In the world of finance, it is said that if bankers could leverage their mothers teeth to make a profit they will.  And although the Winklevoss Twins have a strong belief in the power and mission of the bitcoin currency, they also see the potential to exploit it for greater profits made in U.S. dollars, at the expense of the thousands of bitcoin owners who seek a different avenue for bitcoin's future.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Soccer fans and investors getting ready to own a stake in Manchester United

First it was fan ownership in the Green Bay Packers.  Now, soccer fans around the world can buy into one of the most lucrative clubs in Europe as Manchester United goes public in a planned IPO on August 9th.


Unfortunately for investors these days, IPO's are not the best equity to grow your money in.  All one has to do is look at Zynga, Facebook, and Linkedin to see what while Euro Soccer may be a serious money maker, investing in stocks is not.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Facebook fallout: Nasdaq cites computer glitches in pre-market trades for IPO

The fallout from the Facebook IPO has now stretched far beyond the drop in stock price.  On Tuesday, Morgan Stanley was issued a subpoena to appear before a District Court on the grounds they pre-loaded information to 'certain investors', while at the same time allowing retail to walk into a money trap. 



Today, the repurcussions of the largest IPO in history took another turn as Nasdaq cited 'technical problems' which kept many traders from receiving confirmation of their purchases for more than two hours on Friday.

As the WSJ reports: "A senior Nasdaq Stock Market official told customers Tuesday afternoon that it would have pulled the plug on Facebook Inc.'s initial public offering had it known the full extent of the technical problems that plagued its systems. On a conference call with brokers after Tuesday's close, Eric Noll, head of transaction services, said the exchange "by no means would have gone forward" with the much-watched Facebook debut if it had known problems would disrupt a "normal trading day." "In retrospect, it was incorrect," - Zerohedge

What this boils down to is that the potential of today's high frequency trading in the markets (up to 75% of all trades), could quite feasibly killed the market for Facebook, as volume on opening day literally put the mega-machines on tilt.

There is a reason Lindsey Williams said on Coast to Coast AM on Monday that the elite NO LONGER PLAY THE STOCK MARKETS, and that paper trading is simply opium for the masses to make them FEEL wealthy, while using this platform to rob the wealth from the public.