There have been lots of fascinating happenings this week, so today we’re going to do a news roundup.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
Venturebeat looks at the top platforms for equity crowdfunding and discusses the market’s progress so far.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are experiencing a surge like nothing we’ve seen before. My advice? Wait until everybody hates these assets again before buying any large amounts. There’s always a correction eventually.
NextSeed is utilizing equity crowdfunding to fund local small businesses (restaurants, mostly). The portal has a 100% success rate in its campaigns and exclusively uses interest-bearing notes. This is an excellent read by JD Alois of Crowdfundinsider.com.
Ethereum, the new cryptocurrency competing with bitcoin, is rocketing higher. Ethereum allows users to build “smart contracts” that could power applications like stocks, options, insurance and much more. Corporations involved include Toyota, Merck, State Street and many more.
A full 27% of all stock market trading is now done by so-called “quant” funds. In other words, robots are taking over here. And apparently these robots are very bullish. What does it all mean for individual investors?
Wealth manager Josh Brown discusses the fact that 90% of active stock fund managers underperform and explores what it means for stock pickers everywhere.
Self-driving cars will rely on freely available software and protocols.
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