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Join host Chris Hill and a panel of Motley Fool investment analysts each week as they cover the week’s top business news and financial headlines, while breaking down the stock market implications for investors. Plus, interviews with best-selling authors, industry experts, and an inside look at stocks on our radar. New episodes available every Friday.
 
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Edmund Lowell is the CEO of KYC-chain and the Selfkey network - a blockchain startup developing digital identity solutions that empower individuals to take back ownership of their identity data. Guest: Edmund Lowell Why you should listen: Everyone’s data is concentrated in the hands of a few large institutions. They store information about your bro…
 
JPMorgan Chase reports big earnings. Citigroup surprises. Wells Fargo disappoints. Online clothing reseller Poshmark and fintech company Affirm have big Wall Street debuts. Petco rises on its IPO. Zoom Video and Lemonade issue secondary offerings. Visa and Plaid call things off. Beyond Meat rises on a deal with Taco Bell. Intel gets a new CEO. And …
 
Axie Infinity is a Pokémon-inspired blockchain-based digital pet universe where players can earn tokens through gaming. Players can battle, collect, breed, and build a kingdom for their pets. Like CryptoKitties, Axies are non-fungible tokens (NFTs) represented as cryptographically unique characters that can’t be replicated. And like Pokémon, they a…
 
The business world reacts to the insurrection at the United States Capitol Building. Bezos, Buffet, and Dimon pull the plug on health venture Haven. Teledyne Technologies and FLIR Systems team up in an $8 billion merger. Bed Bath & Beyond tumbles on earnings. Constellation Brands rises on earnings. Fintech start-up SoFi prepares to go public via a …
 
The legendary Bitcoin evangelist, educator, and advocate Andreas M. Antonopoulos returns for his second appearance on the Crypto Conversation. Topics of discussion include the Ledger data breach, crypto security, the proposed new FinCEN regulations, techno-optimism, and why decentralized blockchains are a source of hope. Why you should listen: “I'm…
 
We’re revisiting some of the best Crypto Conversation podcast episodes of 2020. In this episode, we talk to Bharath Rao and Swapman from LEVERJ, the world’s first scalable decentralized derivatives exchange​. LEVERJ is a trading platform created to perform like traditional financial exchanges while maintaining the critical function of security. Bui…
 
We’re revisiting some of the best Crypto Conversation podcast episodes of 2020. In this episode, we talk to DJ J-SCRILLA, a critically acclaimed hip-hop producer from Washington DC. DJ J-SCRILLA has released a new hip-hop album called Sound Money that tells the story of Bitcoin. Here it is, the official hip-hop edition of the Crypto Conversation…. …
 
In 2020, Zoom Video grew from 10 million daily meeting participants to 300 million daily meeting participants. How has Zoom managed to scale? How will Zoom maintain its culture? What’s it like when your company becomes a verb? Motley Fool senior analyst Bill Mann explores those questions with Zoom Chief People Officer Lynne Oldham. One of 2020’s mo…
 
We’re revisiting some of the best Crypto Conversation podcast episodes of 2020. In this episode, we talk to Robert Breedlove, one of the deepest and most insightful thinkers on Bitcoin. Robert is the author of The Number Zero and Bitcoin. Robert says Satoshi gave the world Bitcoin, a true “something for nothing.” This discovery of absolute scarcity…
 
We’re revisiting some of the best Crypto Conversation podcast episodes of 2020. In this episode, we talk with Torsten Hoffmann a documentary filmmaker. His new film Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains and the Future of the Internet is now available online. Why you should listen: After writing a research paper on alternative currencies as part of his MB…
 
Teladoc and Livongo join forces in a mega-merger. Airbnb, DoorDash, and Snowflake headline a red-hot IPO market. Jose Andres and Jack Dorsey set a high bar for benevolence. Medtronic shares its design for ventilators with the world. Disney makes a successful pivot to streaming video. And DraftKings and Rollins score big returns for investors. Host …
 
Bitcoin achieved a new all-time high today of USD $20,800. Bitcoin is now in full price discovery mode and looks set to continue as the bull market heats up. With a reduction in supply following May’s halving, increasing demand from institutions, and a strong narrative that Bitcoin is a store of value, Bitcoin’s future has never looked brighter. Wh…
 
Disney shares surge on big news from Disney Plus. DoorDash delivers a big IPO. Airbnb delivers an even bigger IPO. Starbucks hits an all-time high. And Chipotle serves up clothing! Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and talk about the latest from Chewy, Costco, Lululemon, and Stitch Fix. Plus, Jason and Emily s…
 
Haseeb Awan is a cellphone security expert and the CEO of efani - America's most secure & private cellphone service. Haseeb was the creator of the 1st Bitcoin ATM in the U.S. Why you should listen: Haseeb has a background in Telecom Engineering. After being targeted by a sim swapper he looked at the weaknesses in existing mobile operators. He then …
 
Wall Street shrugs off disappointing jobs numbers. Salesforce buys Slack and squares off against Microsoft. Docusign beats on the top and bottom lines. Crowdstrike, Five Below, and Zscaler all hit all-time highs. Zoom Video reports strong earnings but slips on slowing revenue growth. Ulta Beauty slips on slowing sales. Okta rises on earnings. Warne…
 
Richard Sanders is a co-founder and lead investigator at CipherBlade, an elite blockchain investigation agency that works closely with top crypto exchanges, blockchain protocols, and the FBI. The agency uses a potent mix of on-chain and off-chain analytics and investigative techniques to track the most sophisticated cybercriminals on the planet. Gu…
 
It’s our Thanksgiving Special! Host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser explain why they’re thankful for Cerence, Nike, and PayPal. We discuss why investors might want to avoid stock market turkeys Blue Apron, Macy’s, and Slack. And since no Thanksgiving is complete without dessert, we dig into a few slices of humble pie a…
 
Nansen is an analytics platform for the Ethereum blockchain. Nansen combines on-chain data with a massive database of millions of wallet addresses. Nansen helps crypto investors and product teams surface the signal from blockchain data. Guest: Alex Svanevik Why you should listen: Alex Svanevik and his co-founders have worked in the blockchain data …
 
Walmart delivers big online sales. Target and Williams-Sonoma hit all-time highs. Home Depot and Lowe’s fall on earnings. Amazon gets into the pharmacy business. And Radio Shack returns! Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Intuit, Workday, Goldman Sachs, and Zaxby’s. Plus, Andy and J…
 
Mark Yusko is the CEO of Morgan Creek Capital. Mark is one of the most insightful investors and most articulate Bitcoin bulls on the planet. Mark’s investment thesis is that the greatest wealth is created by being an early investor in innovation. Making that investment requires believing in something before the majority of people understand it. Why…
 
Decred is a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake store of value crypto asset for the digital age. It has strong governance, good security, privacy, and an innovative incentive alignment. If Bitcoin is about being your own bank, Decred is about being your own bank and having a say in bank policy. Decred has launched a new DEX with no trading fees. Gu…
 
Disney dominates the film industry, but within the company itself the studios are a smaller fish in a big pond. How much pressure is there for the animated films to generate revenue beyond the box office? Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar and longtime executive at Disney, shares how his teams maintain the balance between commercial output and artisti…
 
Nothing's catchier than an ear worm. And nothing can get rid of one...except a bigger, sadder ear worm. Check out ghostpartyparty.com! Have a look at all of our movie posters for all of our episodes! Song Credit: DON'T MAKE TERRY WAIT by Dr Sparkles licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Artwork by Kelsey Henry and Andrew Santoro Edited, Produced, and Reco…
 
Jed McCaleb is the co-founder and Chief Architect of the Stellar Development Foundation, an open network working to connect the world’s financial infrastructure. In 2014, Jed created Stellar, an open-source blockchain network designed to democratize economic participation by making money more fluid, markets more open, and people more empowered. Why…
 
Investors react to the election. Uber reports a big loss but scores a big win at the ballot box. The Trade Desk soars on earnings. CVS Health names a new CEO. Match Group and MercadoLibre hit all-time highs. Paycom and Qualcomm surprise. And Clorox cleans up. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on PayPa…
 
Rekt Capital, a Forbes featured crypto technical analyst and trader returns for his second appearance on the Crypto Conversation. As Bitcoin surges through $15,000 to hit its highest price since January 2018, Rekt Capital says this bull cycle is just getting started. Guest: Rekt Capital Why you should listen: Rekt Capital is an astute analyst who s…
 
Trality is building a marketplace where creators can publish crypto trading bots and get paid rent by anyone wanting to piggyback on their trades. The creator’s algorithmic secret sauce remains top secret. Guests: Moritz Putzhammer and Christopher Helf Why you should listen: While working as an assistant professor at the Vienna University of Econom…
 
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Alphabet surges on strong earnings. Microsoft reports higher profits but disappoints with guidance. Amazon reports record quarterly sales. Facebook falls on concerns over a decline in U.S. and Canadian users. Starbucks serves up a surprise. Apple dips on weak iPhone sales. And Netflix raises prices. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and J…
 
Bruce Pon is the founder of Ocean Protocol. Ocean helps developers build marketplaces so that organizations can privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data. Ocean protocol is building the new data economy. Guest: Bruce Pon Why you should listen: Ocean protocol enables the monetization and tokenization of data. This gives power back t…
 
Intel falls on a big drop in its data center business. Netflix reports its weakest subscriber growth in 4 years. Tesla reports its 5th consecutive quarter of profitability. Southwest Airlines rises despite reporting its biggest loss ever. Chipotle falls despite a surge in digital sales. Procter & Gamble hits an all-time high. Boston Beer gets a big…
 
Josh Olszewicz is a professional crypto trader and analyst. In this episode Josh explains why he thinks a Bitcoin price target of $20K by January is reasonable. Plus Josh gives his views on DeFi, Monero, and announces his new crypto analysis YouTube channel for Brave New Coin. Guest: Josh Olszewicz Why you should listen: As we close out a volatile …
 
The overwhelming majority of small businesses in America are one-person operations. Unfortunately, there are aspects to running a business that even prepared minds don’t think of. Laura Adams, personal finance expert and author of Money-Smart Solopreneur: A Personal Finance System for Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and Side-Hustlers, shares the most c…
 
Fernando Martinelli is the founder and CEO of Balancer, an automated asset management platform for programmable liquidity. Balancer allows anyone to create public or private liquidity pools for up to 8 assets with customizable weighting. Guest: Fernando Martinelli Why you should listen: Balancer began as a research project in 2018. By exploring mul…
 
Apple unveils its new iPhones. Fastly falls on TikTok concerns. United Airlines CEO predicts flying won’t return to normal until 2024. Amazon reports that third-party sellers brought in $3.5 billion on Prime Day. Intuitive Surgical deals with headwinds from the pandemic. Johnson & Johnson pauses its COVID vaccine trial. Disney restructures its busi…
 
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