Seven Sales Tips That Never Go Out Of Style

Took a startup to $5m ARR in 6 years | Founder of Dux-Soup, the world’s leading LinkedIn automation tool | F1 fan In my teens, I used to regularly visit a local store to buy Superman comic books. What I didn’t realize is that the store owner was using sales techniques that have never gone out of fashion. […]

Movie Attendance Is Still Down. Some People May Never Return.

LOS ANGELES — About 49 percent of prepandemic moviegoers are no longer buying tickets. Some of them, roughly 8 percent, have likely been lost forever. To win back the rest, multiplex owners must “urgently” rethink pricing and customer perks in addition to focusing on coronavirus safety. Those were some of the takeaways from a new […]

Sales Taxes In 2022 — Issues To Watch For Online Retailers

States are seeing double digit growth in sales tax revenue, a trend that has been fueled in part by changes in consumer spending during the pandemic.  According to the latest data from the Urban Institute, 42 states reported higher sales tax revenue from April–September versus the same period in 2020. What’s more, an incredible 27 […]

Three Strategies To Tame The Global Supply Chain Butterfly Effect

CEO of Season Group, a vertically integrated Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider, and SG Wireless, a full-stack IoT provider.  In the current age of globalization and interconnected economies, market shocks in one industry can be felt around the world by multiple others. Shortages and increases in the price of raw materials and logistics have inflated production […]

Case-Shiller: National House Price Index increased 19.5% year-over-year in September

by Calculated Risk on 11/30/2021 09:14:00 AM S&P/Case-Shiller released the monthly Home Price Indices for September (“September” is a 3-month average of July, August and September prices). This release includes prices for 20 individual cities, two composite indices (for 10 cities and 20 cities) and the monthly National index. From S&P: S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller Index […]

Crypto's impact on sanctions: Are regulators' concerns justified?

The use of cryptocurrencies to evade international sanctions from various international governmental organizations like the United Nations (UN), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, among others, has been a concern for regulators ever since the creation of cryptocurrencies. The rapidly increasing adoption of digital currencies in the last two years makes this […]

Investors Snap Up Metaverse Real Estate in a Virtual Land Boom

Transactions for properties in digital realms are jumping, guided by the same principle in the physical world: location, location, location. Justin Bieber performed at a live concert this month, but the show wasn’t in a stadium or arena. Like recent performances from Ariana Grande, the Weeknd and Travis Scott, this concert was held in the […]

Avalanche ecosystem accelerator raises $18.5M in seed funding

Avalanche ecosystem accelerator Colony has raised $18.5 million in seed investments to bootstrap the next generation of Avalanche blockchain projects, underscoring heightened demand for the proof-of-stake ecosystem.  The investment round was led by the Avalanche Foundation, an organization overseeing ecosystem development grants, with additional participation from Shima Capital, HashKey, GBV Capital and Bixin Ventures. Members […]

Understanding The Importance Of EBITDA When Selling A Business

Founding partner of CEO Advisory Guru, LLC. Best-selling author of The Private Equity Playbook and The Exit-Strategy Playbook. Many entrepreneurs — and this may be true of you, too — want to reduce the taxes they pay. To achieve that aim, they do everything they can to limit their business’ cash profit, including recognizing a host […]

Jack Dorsey Leaves Twitter's C.E.O. a Big Challenge

He’s leaving his successor at Twitter some big challenges. Jack Dorsey is logging out as Twitter’s C.E.O.Energy and Commerce Committee, via YouTubeA founder exits Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s C.E.O., said yesterday that he was stepping down from the social media company 15 years after founding it. His replacement is Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s 37-year-old chief technology officer. […]

A South Korean floating city?

The world’s first “floating city” will be built off the coast of South Korea — and it will be hurricane-proof, flood-proof and self-sustaining. The United Nations-backed project will be constructed off the coast of Busan and was designed as a response to rising sea levels, Business Insider reported. It is expected to be completed by 2025. […]

Crypto.com and Silvergate enable institutions to buy and sell crypto with USD

Major cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com continues expanding its crypto on-ram and off-ramp solutions with a new partnership with the California state-chartered bank Silvergate. Crypto.com announced on Tuesday that it is working with Silvergate to allow institutional clients to deposit and withdraw from the exchange using the U.S. dollar (USD). According to the announcement, bank transfers to […]

Shiba Inu gains over 30% in just 2 days as Kraken announces SHIB listing

Shiba Inu (SHIB), a Dogecoin-inspired meme cryptocurrency, has emerged as one of the best performers across traditional and crypto markets entering the new weekly session as its price climbed by over 30% week-to-date. SHIB’s price reached $0.00005155 Tuesday after bouncing from its technical support near $0.00003560 at the beginning of this week. Its rebound signaled […]

India's Economy Still Weak, Despite a Strong Third Quarter

Covid-19 essentially robbed the country of more than a year of badly needed economic growth. That’s lost ground that cannot be regained quickly. NEW DELHI — India’s economy is limping back to life, and its wealthy consumers are finally returning to its malls and stores. But at Electronics Desire, where the aisles are empty and […]

EDF inks major deal to buy power from RWE's Sofia offshore wind farm

EDF has inked a major deal to directly buy all of the electricity generated at RWE’s 1.4GW Sofia offshore wind farm in the North Sea, in what the two energy giants claim is the largest renewable energy deals either of them have struck to date. The 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) announced today will see […]

Generational Reset of Minimum Wage

I kinda buried the lede last week in my Structural or Transitory? post; we looked at a few inflation elements, including Supply Chains, Goods vs. Services, Semiconductors & Autos, Energy, that all are fairly well understood. Then there was the wage portion of our discussion. In case it snuck by unnoticed, let me share the […]

Mercado Bitcoin parent company 2TM raises $50M, further cementing unicorn status

2TM, the parent company of Brazilian cryptocurrency exchange Mercado Bitcoin, has received $50.3 million in fresh financing to expand its operations across Latin America, sending a strong signal that venture capital sees growth potential in the region.  The Series B fundraiser had participation from United States-based funds 10T and Tribal Capital, as well as Brazilian […]

The Minimum Income Necessary To Afford A Five Million Dollar House

A five million dollar house is big bucks in every single city in America. Once you cross the $5 million mark, it is classified in the luxury territory, even for cities such as San Francisco and New York. Therefore, I thought it would be fun to calculate the minimum income necessary to own a five […]

Links 11/30/2021

Roving sea lion wanders through streets of Lincoln City, refuses fish, returns to ocean The Oregonian How to Read a Jellyfish’s Mind (press release) CalTech The Science of Mind Reading The New Yorker Private equity fees: where are the customers’ jets? FT. Gensler’s recent speech: “I’ve asked staff how we can better mitigate the effects […]

CBDC is a tool to combat Bitcoin, says Bank of Indonesia exec

Central bank digital currencies (CBDC), digital versions of national currencies introduced in response to growing cryptocurrency adoption, would be an essential tool for combating crypto, according to the Central Bank of Indonesia. The Central Bank of Indonesia is considering launching a digital rupiah to “fight” against cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Bank of Indonesia assistant governor […]

Is It Time for Eurozone Banks to Start Worrying About Turkey Again?

The ECB has already warned once about the potential impact a plummeting lira could have on Euro Area banks heavily exposed to Turkey’s economy. Turkey is in the grip of another big wave of its multiyear currency crisis. The value of the lira against the dollar has plunged by almost 40% so far this year, […]

Vaccine Politics Not Working to Biden Administration Advantage

After repeatedly claiming that a Biden Administration would “follow the science” on Covid, it now appears to be hoist on its petard of instead relying on least effort approaches combined with better propaganda, aka placing all its bets on vaccines. These headlines illustrate the problem. The first is the lead in the Wall Street Journal; […]

BNBMatrix Releases Yield Farming Dapp on BUSD: BUSDMatrix

Today, we will talk about one of the most important things you should be thinking about and researching right now: crypto and the blockchain – and specifically, yield farming. Now, why do you think that this is so important? Cryptocurrency is going to forever change the way that we interact with the world and the […]

White Whale Releases Details on Flash Loan Architecture

Let’s break it down. Simply put, a flash loan is, as the name implies, a loan that is opened and closed in a very short amount of time. More specifically, it is opened and closed in the same transaction. Flash loans are used to execute atomic trades that either capitalize off of inefficiencies in the […]

Binance CEO reveals one key factor for token listings

The CEO of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, has disclosed some information on how to get listed on the trading platform. The most important criteria for listing a cryptocurrency on Binance is the number of users, CEO Changpeng Zhao, also known as “CZ,” said in a Forbes interview on Monday. CZ went on […]

India misinterpreted private crypto ban, says crypto bill creator

The creator of India’s crypto bill, former Finance Secretary Subhash Garg, dismissed the notion of banning “private cryptocurrencies” as a misinterpretation while highlighting the enormous potential of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. The parliamentary discussions around a controversial crypto bill sparked fears around the ban on cryptocurrencies, with no clear indication about the ban’s scope. As […]

The Singapore Effect

In the world of Crypto, GameFi, and the METAVERSE, we think in terms of a global industry, which of course it is, although you will be very interested to learn that there is one country dominating when it comes to leading Crypto projects and indeed the individuals behind those projects. The location of this influx […]

Finance Group Fails To Deliver at COP26

Yves here. I’m amazed that anyone would be snookered by the proposition that Big Finance would act to halt or limit climate change. Most models (one can argue incorrectly) show the big economic hits to occur 30+ years out. Once you discount cash flows that far out back to the present, the effect is effectively […]

Bitcoin cools from 1-week highs with key long-term metric echoing $44K

Bitcoin (BTC) returned to cement higher support on Nov. 30 after the latest BTC price comeback halted near $59,000. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingViewRSI sees “bullish engulfing” Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD reversing to local lows of $55,920 on Bitstamp overnight. The pair then recovered to circle $56,500 at the […]

Jumpstart Your Financial Independence at WCICON!

By Dr. James M. Dahle, WCI Founder What will you do in the next year to move toward your financial goals? The Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy Conference (aka WCICON) might be our premier product here at WCI, but it is far more than that. It’s an experience. It’s a premier networking opportunity for those […]

Kraken exchange defies competitors’ regulatory concerns with SHIB listing

United States-based digital asset exchange Kraken has announced it will begin supporting the viral memecoin Shiba Inu (SHIB) as of Nov. 30. There will be a minimum deposit of 373,000 SHIB ($16), and the minimum trading volume is 50,000 SHIB ($2). SHIB will initially be tradeable against the U.S. dollar and euro pairs, however, Kraken […]

The Bitcoin Saga: A Look At BTC’s History Of Up’s And Down’s

Bitcoin has ran into its fair share of judgement and hate, if it’s from people accusing the blockchain of harming the earth, or countries banning them, we will take a look at Bitcoin’s run-ins and how it has gone through minor setbacks, and major comebacks. A History Lesson We all know the powerhouse that is […]

HydraVerse’s Digital Economy Set To Thrive With Dragons on The Racetrack

The metaverse is rich with independent digital economies and ripe with bountiful opportunities for users to play to earn (P2E). It’s estimated that electronic gaming through blockchain technology will become one of the biggest growing sectors in crypto and gaming. When the efforts of a Top 10 blockchain company and a Top 10 gaming company […]

Ethereum privacy protocol Tornado Cash to launch on L2 Arbitrum

Tornado Cash is about to get a scaling boost as the privacy protocol prepares for deployment on the Ethereum layer two network Arbitrum.  Tornado Cash’s smart contracts are ready to roll on thArbitrum Layer 2 scaling network following contributions from the community to ensure the stability of the protocol. The Monday announcement explained that deploying on […]

Jason Abaluck writes me about masks and the Bangladesh RCT study

This all him, no double indent though: “As a regular reader of your blog and one of the PIs of the Bangladesh Mask RCT (now in press at Science), I was surprised to see your claim that, “With more data transparency, it does not seem to be holding up very well”: The article you linked claims, in agreement with our […]

Net Zero Culture Spotlight: Advertising Association CEO Stephen Woodford

Stephen Woodford is CEO of the Advertising Association (AA), which aims to promote the role and rights of responsible advertising and its value to people, society, business and the economy. Members of the AA include key advertising trade bodies, commercial media owners and tech platforms. Prior to joining the AA, Woodford held management roles in […]

Snoop drops 'Decentralized Dogg' NFT like it’s hot

Hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg has debuted his first nonfungible token (NFT) collaboration with artist Ryan Colditz (Coldie) in the final release of the Decentral Eyes Portrait Series. The “Decentralized Dogg” NFT was minted on SuperRare on Nov 29 at 7:15 PM UTC and will be on auction until Dec 3. SuperRare is a digital NFT […]