Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the announcement of Instagram testing NFT and explores why many of the big platforms including Twitter and Shopify are doing likewise, how the companies will manage the tension between distributed NFTs and their centralized platforms, and how NFTs unlock a powerful new model for commerce.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes Coinbase’s miss on revenue and earnings in the first quarter and dives into a new risk exposure buried in the earnings report that reveals the company’s custody offering may be little more than general unsecured borrowing, a status that meets neither the definition nor the spirit of custody.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the SEC’s newly expanded crypto enforcement division including SEC Commission Peirce’s dissatisfied comments, how regulatory clarity continues to be a problem for crypto startups, and why SEC regulatory clarity will be good for the industry.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes asset manager VanEck’s community NFT launch and explores VanEck’s increasingly prominent role in cryptocurrencies and how the VanEck NFTs may demonstrate a new way for asset managers to engage their investors.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes Fidelity’s announcement of its Digital Assets Account offering. Fidelity’s DAA is an industry-first offering for bitcoin in 401(k)s and Klee considers the impact 401(k) retirement savers who can invest in bitcoin will have on the market, how this is similar to the massive impact the first gold ETFs had on gold investing, and what this means for Fidelity’s competitive positioning.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the Coinbase NFT marketplace beta launch, exploring the impact of the launch features, how the company will balance its mixed Web2 and Web3 strategies, and how Coinbase could position its NFT Marketplace for success by positioning it as a poster child for good governance.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the HBAR Foundation’s $250 Million allocation to accelerate the Hedera Metaverse, exploring how Hedera is positioning itself for enterprise adoption, who else is pursuing similar strategies, and what it will take for adoption to take off.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the $400 million raise by USDC stablecoin issuer Circle from BlackRock and Fidelity. He explores why the investors are strategic partners for Circle, what this means for bringing retail investors to crypto, and how Circle may transform traditional capital markets.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the $620 million raise by fintech and crypto bank Cross River, exploring how the bank combines fintech and banking, and what the funds will mean for Cross River’s growing embedded crypto services.
Futurum analysts Todd R. Weiss and Jared Klee share their insights on the launch by three ex-DeepMind researchers of startup EquiLibre, which aims to use AI to give stock and crypto traders a valuable edge in making their equity trades.