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Crypto: Faster Than You Imagine

Nov. 02, 2021 6:04 PM ET5 Comments
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John M. Mason


  • The digital world is moving faster than you can imagine as information technology grows and spreads throughout the world.
  • It is difficult to keep up with all that is going on and with all the major changes that are taking place in "missing markets" all around us.
  • Digital Currency Group represents a leader in this space as it tries to build "a profitable, private company that has divisions in every aspect of its market."
  • DCG represents what is taking place all around us, and it shows us why we must adapt and be prepared for the changes that are inevitably coming.

Bitcoin cryptocurrency stock market exchange chart. Bank market and virtual crypto currency value 3D graph

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"Crypto is a broader thing than just bitcoin."

This statement is from David Lawee, General Partner of CapitalG, the private equity growth fund of Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) (GOOGL).

Note three things that are now taking place.

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John M. Mason writes on current monetary and financial events. He is the founder and CEO of New Finance, LLC. Dr. Mason has been President and CEO of two publicly traded financial institutions and the executive vice president and CFO of a third. He has also served as a special assistant to the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D. C. and as a senior economist within the Federal Reserve System. He formerly was on the faculty of the Finance Department, Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania and was a professor at Penn State University and taught in both the Management Division and the Engineering Division. Dr. Mason has served on the boards of venture capital funds and other private equity funds. He has worked with young entrepreneurs, especially within the urban environment, starting or running companies primarily connected with Information Technology.

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Comments (5)

R Whit
15 Nov. 2021
John--- Good article---DCG is in a good space to go in many directions in this fast moving crypto financial change.
Is USDC insured by FDIC or other on Voyager Digital? I get conflicting answers on the internet and contacting Voyager is hopeless.
Thanks for the help.
fhbecker profile picture
Forget storage, its too inefficient. Crypto is the method that will allow interment renewable power and old school hydrocarbons to become close allies. The companies that facilitate crypto mining from stranded power will mint money.
John, why do you think crypto currency could scale up?

Mining bitcoin is a slow tedious process. An expensive capital sunk cost. An expensive operational energy expense. Destroying the Earth coin after coin indefinitely.

Selling bitcoin can be another slow tedious process, involving escrow & intermediation.

Regulator oversight could establish KPIs and regular published reports, to be used by investors and LE.

SA: limit your risky bets to a few percent of your hard earned capital. The Wall Street 'sell side' wins through arbitrage services including spreads. E.g., Robinhood sells your orders for stocks and options. Robinhood gets paid by the trading houses as RH sells you.

When will HFT'ers include bitcoin traders?

Have you solved the cyber theft threats?

How will you report your crypto currency trades to the Feds? Do you know the laws & regulations? Do you understand money laundering? Will you be a mule?

Best wishes! What could happen if you go on a lark?
Peace2you profile picture
Sell your crypto now.
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