Month: December 2019

Billionaire candidate Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign may not be taking money from some of the most influential Democratic donors on Wall Street, but he is working hard to convince them he has a path to win the nomination. Bloomberg and his team made their pitch Dec. 19 to at least 90 attendees, including many New
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This post is part of CoinDesk’s 2019 Year in Review, a collection of 100 op-eds, interviews and takes on the state of blockchain and the world. Ouriel Ohayon is CEO of KZen Networks, maker of the keyless ZenGo crypto wallet. This year Tel Aviv played host to its first Blockchain Week, a sign that the
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Villa Valencia, set to debut in 2021, is among the luxurious new developments to come to exclusive … [+] Coral Gables, Fla. Location Ventures It’s no secret Miami’s Downtown and Brickell districts are experiencing transformative change. In recent years, both communities have witnessed massive redevelopment that has transformed them into inviting, far more walkable live-work-play
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After spending more than $10 million on a process to find companies interested in buying the eighth-largest public utility in the country and the largest in Florida, JEA canceled the search on Christmas Eve. In an emergency meeting Tuesday, the board of directors for the utility voted unanimously to stop its procurement process in midstream
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The American Cancer Society (ACS), a non-profit organization committed to funding cancer research, is now accepting bitcoin donations through BitPay. “Cancer affects people from all walks of life, so it’s not surprising that we draw support from a broad cross-section of donors,” ACS exec Brant Woodward told CoinDesk. “Our mission is urgent and in order
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Municipal bond volume will finish the year above $400 billion for the fourth time since 2010 and third time in the past four years. “Considering how slow the year started, no one had that number or thought we would get there,” said one New York trader. “We were one pace for only about $330 billion
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Although there will be no more new issuance in 2019, municipal bond investors can expect to get plenty of returns as seasonal trends should provide opportunities from now through January. Together, December and January have accounted for approximately 44% of full-year total returns on average the past five years, according to Blackrock. The Blackrock municipal
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Ether is down significantly from record highs and the majority of its holders are losing money on their investments. The second-largest cryptocurrency, which powers ethereum’s blockchain, is currently trading at $131, representing a 90 percent drop from the all-time high of $1,431 reached in early January 2018, according to CoinDesk’s ether price index. The relentless
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The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board set a compliance date of Nov. 30, 2020 for an amendment requiring additional data from underwriters in the primary market. Starting then, underwriters will be required to provide more information about new offerings of bonds. The change is in association with Rule G-32 on disclosures in connection with primary offerings,
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This post is part of CoinDesk’s 2019 Year in Review, a collection of 100 op-eds, interviews and takes on the state of blockchain and the world. Donna Redel is founder of Strategic 50, a consultancy dedicated women in business, and board member of New York Angels, an independent consortium of over 100 individual accredited angel
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