2018-01-13

Tech Review | Ethereum Co-Founder: The Future Decentralized Web (video)

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Tech Review (TR 2018-01-13)--Domain Mondo's weekly review of tech news with commentary, analysis and opinion: Features • 1) Ethereum Co-Founder: The Future Decentralized Web, 2) Amazon $AMZN Buy Target $TGT ?, 3) Investing: The Week, Investing Notes, 4) ICYMI Tech News.

1) Ethereum Co-Founder Discusses the Future Decentralized Web

Bloomberg.com video above published Jan 9, 2018: Joseph Lubin, Ethereum co-founder, discusses the future of the decentralized web ("web 3.0"), the role digital plays, net neutrality, blockchain, and the future "explosive growth regime," as well as Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin.

See also:
  • Cryptocurrency: US regulators to discuss Bitcoin futures trading on Jan 31--TheHill.com. See also TheHill.com: SEC warns cryptocurrency investors of rampant illegal trading.
  • As Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains' transaction fees skyrocket, entire categories of decentralized apps are made impractical--TechCrunch.com.

2) Amazon $AMZN Buy Target $TGT ? Galloway Says Amazon Can Do Better

NYU Stern Professor Scott Galloway discusses the potential for Amazon to acquire Target. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." Bloomberg.com video above first published Jan 3, 2018.

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3) Investing
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The Week: Wall St. hits new highs on earnings optimism, data | Reuters.com
The Stock Market Never Goes Down Anymore | Bloomberg.com"Something has changed in equities. If 2017 was a slow but steady slog, 2018 has been off to the races, with shares rising at four times last year’s daily rate on the back of Donald Trump’s tax package and gathering signs of economic strength. Forty seven companies in the S&P 500 are already up at least 10 percent this year, compared with just two down as much."
“Even if you were the bullest of the bulls, this crazy rally start to the year took you off guard ... We’ve completely run out of ways to describe what’s happening.”--Michael Antonelli, institutional equity sales trader and managing director, Robert W. Baird & Co.
Investing Notes:
  • QE Forever in the Eurozone? What’s next for the euro in 2018?| MarketWatch.com"... the eurozone has a central bank that hasn’t yet turned off the money spigot ... The European Central Bank, which meets Jan. 25, extended its tapered asset-purchase program to September 2018..." [Editor's note: a 'day of reckoning' is coming for the Eurozone.]
  • Hard Currency--WolfStreet.com: The world's central banks are still leery of the Chinese yuan--global officially “allocated” reserve currencies in Q3 2017 (via IMF stats)--US dollar: 63.5% share (down slightly from 64.6% in Q3 2014); Euro: 20% share (down from 22.6% in Q3 2014); Japanese Yen: 4.5% share (up from 3.6% in Q3 2014); UK Pound Sterling: 4.5% share (up from 3.75% in Q3 2014); The Australian and Canadian dollars shares of 1.8% and 2.0% respectively; Chinese yuan share only 1.1%; Swiss franc share 0.2%.
  • Managing Risk Separates The Best From The Rest: “Outstanding investors, in my opinion, are distinguished at least as much for their ability to control risk as they are for generating return”--Howard Marks.

4) ICYMI Tech News:
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  • On Thursday, Jan 18, 2018, the House Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection will hold a hearing at 10 a.m. ET, on the Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact on manufacturing and innovation. 

-- John Poole, Editor, Domain Mondo  

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