Tidbits #84 – Fed and Crypto Dominos

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Welcome back to another edition of Tidbits covering all the recent things worth talking about in business, media, and technology.


🛡 Defense and Cybersecurity

#1 U.S., EU Plan Joint Foreign Aid for Cybersecurity to Counter China

The U.S. and the European Union plan to introduce joint funding of secure digital infrastructure in developing countries, according to officials involved in the talks.

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Tidbits #83 – Inflation, Apple WWDC, and Sentient Google AI?

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🤑 Economics + Markets

#1 US Inflation Quickens to 40-Year High, Pressuring Fed and Biden

US inflation accelerated to a fresh 40-year high in May, a sign that price pressures are becoming entrenched in the economy. That will likely push the Federal Reserve to extend an aggressive series of interest-rate hikes and adds to political problems for the White House and Democrats.

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Tidbits #82 – Tech Layoffs, Crypto Insider Trading, Stripe Apps + More

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A New Emergent Business Model: Platform + App Marketplace

One of the articles in this edition discusses Stripe’s launch of an apps marketplace. This could fundamentally transform the scope of Stripe’s product and the infrastructure they have built.… Read the rest “Tidbits #82 – Tech Layoffs, Crypto Insider Trading, Stripe Apps + More”

Tidbits #32 – The World Continues to Spin

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Hope you’re all enjoying the long weekend. If you have a significant other, hopefully you were able to do / enjoy something nice together for Valentine’s Day. For all my Asian readers, happy lunar new year! And for all my American readers, happy President’s Day!

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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies – The Mother of All Bubbles

Two months ago I wrote The Bitcoin “Penny Stock”, detailing what I believed were the conditions that created Bitcoin’s incredible run through September. Although the piece sounded cautious given Bitcoin’s 30-40x 1 year return up until that point, I noted that the prevailing conditions allowed far more than that, perhaps another 50-100x. I highly recommend reviewing that piece since I continue to believe those conditions remain true.… Read the rest “Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies – The Mother of All Bubbles”

The Bitcoin “Penny Stock”

For almost a decade, Bitcoin has periodically captured the attention of the public. Sometimes for its technological potential, sometimes as an object of ridicule, but often times for its boom / bust cycles that have fueled the limitless imaginations of speculators.

Since the start of this year, Bitcoin and alt-coins have once again captured the attention of the public.

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Not only has Bitcoin risen dramatically in price, potentially minting hundreds of millionaires and possibly a few discrete billionaires, the blockchain, alt-coins, and ICOs appear to be carrying us at light-speed into a radically democratized and de-centralized future.… Read the rest “The Bitcoin “Penny Stock””