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Weekly Wrap Up #65

Quote of the week: “But really it’s a good time to be talking about crypto. There’s a pause; there’s some repose. Whatever is left in crypto is not just speculation and get-rich-quick schemes. We can think about what crypto means – divorced, a little bit, from the lines going up… My goal is to convince you that crypto is interesting, that it has found some new things to say about some old problems, and that even when those things are wrong, they’re wrong in illuminating ways. Crypto has a pretty well-developed financial system…” – Matt Levine, Financial Columnist for Bloomberg. Source: Coindesk

📝Alpha Sigma Capital Research Initiates Research Coverage on RAIRtech:  

RAIRtech is building a platform for Distributed Digital Rights Management (DDRM). The company’s platform provides IP owners, organizations, and individuals the ability to attach digital goods (including video, music, or data) into an encrypted stream with an NFT. RAIR has built several proprietary tools including NFT minting, encrypted streaming, and a distribution platform that it offers to its users. Read the Full Report here.

Fair disclosure: Alpha Sigma Capital Fund, LP is an investor in RAIRtech.


Filecoin Launches its Web3 Data-Storage Solution: Filecoin is launching a Web3 data-storage solution for carbon offsets in an effort to reduce the company’s environmental impact and make it verifiably sustainable. Filecoin Green’s Web3 data storage solution, CO2.Storage aims to facilitate transparency for carbon offsets and address the shortcomings of traditional storage solutions for digital environmental assets. Source: Cointelegraph

Fair disclosure: Alpha Sigma Capital Fund, LP is an investor in Filecoin. Is Issuing a Visa Debit Card:  This week, Visa reported that it is opening its payment network to another major cryptocurrency firm, The card will be issued through Marqeta, a fintech platform, and will have no fees and will allow users to earn 1% back in cryptocurrency. Chuy Sheffield, Visa’s head of crypto stated “We believe access is foundational to the future of money movement… We’re excited to partner with leading crypto exchanges like to unlock more ways consumers can use their crypto for everyday purchases.” Source:

International Regulation Featuring Singapore: The Singapore High Court issued a ruling that Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) can be considered property since they meet certain legal requirements to be considered property; for example, the judge noted that NFTs are distinguishable from other assets and have owners who can be recognized by third parties. Source: Coindesk

FTX is Creating a Stablecoin?:  FTX cryptocurrency exchange has made big news in the past couple of months. This week, CEO of FTX Sam Bankman-Fried told The Big Whale in an interview that the company is working on creating a stablecoin, a cryptocurrency token whose value is tied to that of another asset. Mr. Bankman-Fried stated that an official announcement will be made soon. Source:

Raiinmaker Update:  Raiinmaker is a company that “democratizes the creator economy and offers a path for everyone to earn crypto and NFTs for their social capital and are rewarded based on the true value of their engagement.” The company has been growing and the most notable update was that the company surpassed 50k User Downloads on its Mobile Application across iOS Apple Store and the Android/Google Play Store. Additionally, Raiinmaker completed its B2B Campaign portal, which will enable the application to scale more campaigns on the Raiinmaker application. Source:

Fair disclosure: Alpha Sigma Capital Fund, LP is an investor in Raiinmaker.
And, that’s a wrap!

Jordana Cohen,


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.