Bridge of Trust

Cryptos Are Reaching a Crisis of Confidence

The crypto ICO craze is on. While I applaud the exciting innovation that is occurring in financial technology, bad actors are moving into the space and their action have the potential to set back the FinTech movement in dramatic fashion. The application of this technology is supposed to build confidence. Ethical practices are at the heart of establishing a “bridge of trust” strong enough to bear the load of a global financial monetary eco system. …

What is an ICO and Why It Matters To You

There is a sea change occurring in how the world invests, and it surrounds the world of crypto currencies. If you aren’t familiar with “initial coin offerings” or ICOs, then here is a basic definition. An ICO is a form of capital raise based on creation of coins or “tokens” that are a cryto currency tied to the activity of a business. This funding mechanism allows businesses to bypass the existing structure of raising money …

Caution is the Word on Cryptos

My post this week is later than I anticipated. Thursday through Sunday of last week I was at the Statesmen Project in Dallas where I had the opportunity to talk to a group of church and business leaders about the positive impact local currencies can have on communities and the world. To say that it was well received would be an understatement. People intuitively know we are moving through a time of profound change, where …