Beyond Bitcoin Last week we wrote a simple introduction to digital currencies, describing the motivation of their creators, the technologies that underlie them, and some of the pitfalls that may be waiting for speculators. A lot of readers found the...Read More →
What Are Digital Currencies — And What Do They Mean For Gold? Bitcoin is in the news, once again driven by a price spike that makes speculators and would-be speculators start counting their unhatched chickens. This time, the granddaddy digital...Read More →
Chip Wars and the Race for Artificial Intelligence Radical transformation is coming in many fields of human culture and endeavor. No, this is not just boilerplate praise of ongoing incremental technological innovation. The only way to grasp the magnitude and...Read More →
Saudi Arabia’s Bid for Transformation: Can It Work? Saudi Arabia has troubles. Our regular readers have heard us discuss them often, especially in the wake of the dramatic decline in the price of oil between mid-2014 and the beginning of...Read More →
We will discuss the outlook for world markets for the remaining half of the year, and how investors can find opportunity as the year unfolds.
Social Commerce, Live Streaming, and Virtual Goods: Chinese E-Commerce Innovation Pulls Ahead Since its economy began to be opened in earnest in the 1990s, China has undergone a transformation so radical that it defies easy description — one we’ve often...Read More →