The Socially Responsible Crypto Investor: A Chat with Anthony Emtman, CEO of Ikigai Asset Management

The Socially Responsible Crypto Investor: A Chat with Anthony Emtman, CEO of Ikigai Asset Management

I was recently in Los Angeles and had the privilege to sit down with Ikigai’s CEO, Anthony Emtman. This was the second time we’ve met and like the first time, a discussion that started with chatting about digital currencies led to more thoughtful conversation about what the impact of blockchain, crypto, tokenization could be as the current global economy evolves and becomes much more digital in nature.

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Crypto Chiefs Novogratz, Allaire Say Facebook’s Coin Is a Bullish Sign

Crypto Chiefs Novogratz, Allaire Say Facebook’s Coin Is a Bullish Sign

The digital coin introduced by Facebook Inc. is not competition for Bitcoin; it’s proof that cryptocurrencies will play a valid role in today’s economy.

That’s the view of some of the biggest names in the crypto industry. The heads of investment firms, trading companies and technology outfits say Libra, the token Facebook is developing in partnership with the likes of Visa Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc., is a boon for Bitcoin and the broader crypto sector, although some say they’re nervous about whether Facebook will have access to financial data and how that will be regulated.

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Bitcoin: An insurance policy against the largest monetary and fiscal policy experiment in human history

Bitcoin: An insurance policy against the largest monetary and fiscal policy experiment in human history

More than a decade ago, on the back of the global financial crisis, the world began the largest monetary and fiscal policy experiment in human history: globally-coordinated quantitative easing while running massive deficits on top of increasingly untenable debt levels. That ‘experiment’ is now 10 years old and facing daunting challenges, because risk assets are now entirely reliant on cheap money.

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