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Weekly Wrap Up #38

Quote of the week: “Decentralized finance [DeFi] and blockchain are real, new technologies that can be deployed in both public and private fashion, permissioned or not.” – Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase. Source:

What You Need to Know About:  Read Alpha Sigma Capital’s latest installment in the What You Need to Know About series. This month the topic is Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs).  Download your copy here.

Bitcoin Quantity Update:  A week ago on April 1, the 19th million Bitcoin was mined, which was a landmark occasion for the number one cry

ptocurrency. Currently, there are only 2 million Bitcoin left to be mined over the next 100 years.

Source: Launches Asset Management for Institutional Investors: Cryptocurrency exchange has partnered with the investment firm Altis Partners and has launched its investment management service, following its raising of Series D funding. The new service will cater to high-net-worth individuals, institutional investors, and family offices. Source:

Dogecoin Rallies:  As of April 5, DOGE’s price has risen nearly 6.5% week-to-date. The rally comes after Elon Musk announced on Twitter that he has a $3-billion stake in Twitter. Elon Musk has been a supporter of the Dogecoin community for quite some time and he is bullish on the coin. Source:

Starbucks Plans To Get Into The NFT Space:  In a statement this week, Starbucks announced that the company is working on a “digital innovation through NFTs,” among other initiatives. Interim CEO Howard Schultz announced that Starbucks will be using NFTs to reshape the customer and employee experience in engaging with the company. Source:

Intel Releases Energy Efficient Crypto-Mining Chip Blockscale Semiconductor:  Intel is getting more involved in the digital asset industry. This week, Intel launched its energy-efficient cryptocurrency mining chip blockscale semiconductor, which will deliver up to 580 GH/s with as much as 26 J/TH. Many mining companies have already placed orders for the new chip. Source:

Bitcoin 2022 Miami:  This week the blockchain and crypto community converged in Miami for week-long industry conferences. On Tuesday, April 5th, Alpha Sigma Capital team (pictured below) hosted a private dinner for entrepreneurs and executives from the private and public sectors. Left to right:  Nick Birnbaum, Partner & Portfolio Manager, Jordana Cohen, Associate, Enzo Villani, CEO/Founder, and Dante Venafro, Partner, and Founder, Clarity Games.

And, that’s a wrap!


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Daniel Siciliano

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.