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Weekly Wrap Up #17

Quote of the week: “Everyone’s hearing about Ethereum in ways that have never happened before because of NFTs. People get excited by NFTs,”- David Hoffman, ‘Bankless’ podcast host. Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ethereum-spikes-as-some-crypto-investors-hunt-metaverse-money-150229934.html

Ethereum Update: This past week, Ethereum has been on a bull run, reaching an all-time high. After dropping to $1,780 in July, ETH has gained almost 147% to date. ETH reached a new record high of $4,523, which came days after Altair upgraded to the Ethereum network. 

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/ethereum-hits-new-ath-after-altair-upgrade-shows-clear-path-to-the-merge

New York City Looking to Top Miami as a Crypto & Blockchain Hub: The incoming New York City Mayor, Eric Adams is planning to transform New York City into a cryptocurrency and blockchain hub. On November 4, Mayor Adams said he will take his first three paychecks in Bitcoin when he takes office. Source: 

https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/11/04/nyc-mayor-elect-eric-adams-to-take-first-3-paychecks-in-bitcoin/

Altcoin Update: Shiba Inu:  The value of Shiba Inu decreased on November 4, after a billionaire whale moved $2.3 billion worth of SHIB into four wallets in four transactions. Some investors are worried that this investor is getting ready to sell their coins, which would result in a substantial price plunge. 

Sources:  https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/shiba-inu/

https://cointelegraph.com/news/shiba-inu-falls-after-2-3b-of-shib-moved-from-whale-wallet

Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption: Real Estate: Contracoin is a new coin created for the purpose of eliminating barriers to entry in the real estate market through the use of blockchain technology. Contracoin will allow users to search from a list of real estate properties from ample global markets with integration through existing real estate portals. Investors and users can then create complete portfolios using Contracoin tokens.  Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/blockchain-platform-eliminates-barriers-to-international-real-estate-investments-with-new-cryptocurrency-token

TradeStation is Going Public Via SPAC:  Online trading brokerage company TradeStation is going public in combination with Quantum FinTech Acquisition Corporation (QFTA) via a SPAC. The SPAC is expected to close in the first half of 2020 and TradeStation will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “TRDE.” Source:  https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/11/04/online-broker-tradestation-going-public-via-143b-spac-merger/

And, that’s a wrap!

Jordana Cohen,

Associate

Alpha Sigma Capital

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F. Daniel Siciliano is an Independent Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and Chair of the American Immigration Council. He is the former faculty director of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University and former Professor of the Practice and Associate Dean at Stanford Law School. His work has included expert testimony in front of both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives and for 2009, 2010, and 2011, alongside leading academics and business leaders such as Ben Bernanke, Paul Krugman, and Carl Icahn, Professor Siciliano was named to the “Directorship 100” – a list of the most influential people in corporate governance.

Siciliano was also co-founder, CEO and ultimately Executive Chairman of LawLogix Group, Inc. – a global software technology company named 9 consecutive times to the Inc. 500/5000, several times ranked as one of the Top 100 fastest-growing private software companies in the US and named to the US Hispanic Business 500 (largest) and Hispanic Business 100 (fastest growing) lists for 2010 and 2011. In 2012 he sold a majority stake of the company to PNC Riverarch Capital, continued as Executive Chairman, and led the sale of the company to Hyland Software/Thoma Bravo in 2015.

Siciliano is a co-founder and board member of the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange (SVDX), Chairman of the national non-partisan American Immigration Council, past-President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #1057, and an active member of the Latino Corporate Directors’ Association.


Siciliano’s related areas of expertise include executive compensation, corporate compliance, the legal and social impact of autonomous (AI/robotic) systems, and corporate technology strategy and security. He has served as a governance consultant and trainer to the Board of Directors of dozens of Fortune 1000 companies (including Google, Microsoft, Fedex, Disney, Entergy and Applied Materials), is an angel investor and consultant to several firms and companies in Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, India, and Latin America, and currently serves as an independent director on the board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. He lives in Los Altos, California.