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April 16, 2018

Just five years ago, “blockchain” and “bitcoin” were words only heard amongst technology enthusiasts. There has since been an eruption of information and attention, fueled by the meteoric rise of cryptocurrency trading and initial coin offerings. Discussions on blockch...

April 2, 2018

Introduction

Initial coin offerings (ICOs), also known as initial public coin offerings (IPCOs), have become a controversial topic in the recent developments of cryptocurrency and blockchains. ICOs are an unregulated method of public offering and crowdfunding that allow...

November 27, 2017

High Frequency Trading and How It Relates to Insider Trading

High Frequency Trading (HFT) has gained a foothold in financial markets and has been making front-page news since the events of May 6, 2010, now commonly referred to as the Flash Crash. Significant changes in...

November 13, 2017

The use of technology has changed the structure of the equity market and the way investors implement their trading strategies. Several issues related to the use of technology, however, have shed light on significant limits in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“...

October 30, 2017

Etymology and Definition

Aileen Lee, a venture capitalist, is the person who named the extremely rare and unique startups valued at over one billion dollars “Unicorns.” In 2013, Lee came up with a list of 39 US-based software companies founded in 2003 or later that were...

October 16, 2017

In the last few years, blockchain emerged as a disruptive technology. Blockchain is a distributed database, capable of holding a secure and immutable record of past transactions, quickly adaptable to a broad range of activities and objectives. Initial Coin Offerings (I...

June 20, 2017

In 2008, the $60 billion Reserve Primary Fund, the oldest money market fund in the United States, broke the buck – net asset value (NAV) dropped below $1 per share. This drop in NAV was caused by the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, in which the Reserve Primary Fund had...

March 30, 2017

Convertible bonds are usually fixed-rate bonds that give their holders the right to convert their bonds to another instrument. This instrument is usually common stock, but can be another debt or equity instrument of the issuer. Convertible bonds can be used as a relati...

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