Brrring back the deals: Will the IPO and M&A markets warm up again?

A strange economy has made for strange deal-making times.

Jacob Cohen • August 1, 2023

Not those credit default swaps again…

Credit swaps and the Credit Suisse drama, explained in brief.

Jacob Cohen • October 4, 2022

Are we caught in a ‘bear market trap’?

Hedge funds are placing big bets against the latest market rally.

Rob Litterst • August 24, 2022

Digits: Crypto ads, Kilimanjaro, and more

Plus: Tap-to-pay takes over, and are we less stressed?

Jacob Cohen • August 22, 2022

Where the heck is all our change?

Where are all the quarters for the laundry machines? Sitting in people’s houses, apparently.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 8, 2022

Bear and bull markets, explained

Bulls are good, bears are bad — but why do we use those animals to refer to markets?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 15, 2022

Dealing with market declines is all about perspective

Morgan Housel shares a simple framework for dealing with volatility.

Morgan Housel, The Collaborative Fund • April 22, 2022

Zelle is a hotbed for fraud — and banks aren’t helping

Scammers love the immediacy of the P2P transfer service, and banks aren’t helping.

Rob Litterst • March 10, 2022

The federal government is mulling a digital dollar. Why?

A US-backed digital currency has pros and cons, and could take 5-10 years to launch.

Rob Litterst • March 7, 2022

How do gas station ATMs work?

There are 225k independent ATMs in America. Regulators are worried that they’re used for money laundering and fraud.

Trung T. Phan • February 21, 2022

The dark side of ‘buy now, pay later’

“Buy now, pay later” apps pitch customers on being a safe alternative to credit cards, but many users end up where they feared they’d be with credit cards: in debt.

Rob Litterst • January 27, 2022

What’s happening with crypto?

At one point this week, bitcoin was 50% below its all-time high. Why is this happening?

Jacob Cohen • January 27, 2022

The Highest Form of Wealth

Morgan Housel -- the best-selling author of The Psychology of Money -- tells us why time is a much more worthwhile goal than money.

Morgan Housel, The Collaborative Fund • December 29, 2021

Founder’s Wallet: How an Advertising Entrepreneur Spends His Startup’s Money in a Month

Andrew Curtin, founder of employer branding agency Chronicmedia, lets us dig through his bank statements to see how he manages money.

Sara Friedman • December 20, 2021

People are buying items for an NFT game that doesn’t exist. Why?

Vine co-founder Don Hofmann launched Loot, an NFT game that currently only consists of text descriptions...but has gone totally viral.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 13, 2021

As crypto moves into the world of banking, regulators are being forced into action

As crypto companies forge into bank-like services, regulators are being forced to take action.

Rob Litterst • September 9, 2021

Digits: A fidget toy boom, electronic noses, and geofence warrants

Plus: Coin shortages, hot air balloons, and Afghanistan’s mineral deposits.

Jacob Cohen • August 23, 2021

MacKenzie Scott has given out billions to charity. Recipients think it’s a joke.

MacKenzie Scott has launched a barrage of donations. Here’s what that looks like.

Jacob Cohen • August 20, 2021

The IRS has seized 185k+ bitcoins. Where the heck do they go?

Since 2013, the feds have seized and auctioned off ~$7B worth of bitcoin.

Jacob Cohen • August 6, 2021

OpenSea is the 1st NFT unicorn

OpenSea, a digital art marketplace, just raised $100m at a $1.5B valuation, making it the 1st NFT unicorn.

Rob Litterst • July 23, 2021

Passports for people who don’t want to pay crypto taxes?

A Russian expat founded Plan B Passport to help people take a tropical escape... from capital gains taxes on their bitcoin earnings.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 13, 2021

Robinhood’s $40B+ IPO, explained

Robinhood is on pace for $2B+ in sales in 2021 and is eyeing a $40B+ valuation.

Trung T. Phan • July 7, 2021

El Salvador’s decision to make bitcoin legal tender could shake up US taxes, corporations

El Salvador’s decision to make bitcoin legal tender could change how the IRS taxes people and how corporations use bitcoin.

Trung T. Phan • June 10, 2021

Norton antivirus adds an Ethereum mining feature to its latest release

Mining ethereum can be a sketchy affair. So, Norton is bundling the service into its antivirus software (for some reason).

Kolby Hatch • June 7, 2021

The United States of Venture Capital

Venture capital is exploding in the US, and not in the places you might think.

Jacob Cohen • May 26, 2021

Goldbelly raises $100m to bring Momofuku and Guy Fieri classics from across America

Goldbelly delivers food from 850 leading restaurants to anywhere in America.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 19, 2021

This tax change would reshape the entire real estate industry

President Biden wants to eliminate 1031 exchanges, which allow real estate investors to defer gains on property deals.

Trung T. Phan • May 3, 2021

Choice gives you the… choice… to put Bitcoin in your retirement account

Choice is a retirement account that holds stocks, gold, ETFs and -- crucially -- digital assets.

Trung T. Phan • April 29, 2021

Coinbase’s venture arm has invested in 100+ startups

Coinbase Ventures has invested in 100+ startups (most in the crypto space).

Trung T. Phan • April 19, 2021

Ethereum’s co-founder snags $65m to help modernize financial infrastructure

ConsenSys works on 2 Ethereum-based blockchains you may have heard of: NFTs and DeFi.

Kolby Hatch • April 16, 2021

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