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Will the Cryptocurrency Industry be Dead or Alive? 

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“Till the end of 2020, what do you think are the futures of the token market?” In early September, we had a debate within X-Order about the future of the token market. Interestingly, our views...
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All Things Cryptos.Forex.Stocks — 05/26/2018

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TGIF everyone & here’s my take on the 3 financial markets. The Cryptos remained firmly in the red as US Justice department begins to investigate whether the prices of the digital coins are being...
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Turkish Lira meltdown & contagion fears

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Summer is usually a slow time for the financial markets with range bound moves specially in the Forex markets but all that seems set to change with the collapse that we saw in the...
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Are You Ready for the Periodic Inflection Point? Part 2

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We discuss about the irreversible factors in global cycles and their drivers. We then discuss the risk aversion cycle and hedging, and how Bitcoin is becoming the Alpha of hedging assets. In Part 1, we...
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Initial Public Offerings, Are They Worthy Of Your Money?

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IPOs Coming Up, How Should You Think About Them? The stock market is doing well, hitting all-time highs. A number of companies want to make the most of this by launching their Initial Public Offerings....
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A Brief introduction to Forex trading & technical setups

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For most people Foreign exchange means an exchange of one fiat currency to another when we are going to an overseas location for a vacation or a business trip to pay goods or service...
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Why are the Central banks & Billionaire Investors accumulating Gold?

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The precious yellow metal has acted as a store of value and a medium of exchange for centuries. For a good part of the 18th & 19th century, the gold standard was in effect...
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What is Longevity Risk & how can you mitigate it?

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Most of us are aware of the financial risks associated with the Investment portfolios, businesses, or retirement plans. Some of these risks are controllable while others are not - the Market risk is an...
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Signaling Risk? How Early Startups Can Work Best With Big Funds

Signaling risk typically happens when a large fund comes into an early round, creating an expectation in the market that they will lead the next round. For instance, if a $1B firm puts in...
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Tether controversy rages on as Stocks break higher

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Overall a good week for the Stocks & Cryptocurrencies with the mighty US Dollar receding from the recent highs on account of the risk-on sentiment prevalent in the financial markets. Cryptos finally managed to...
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Did Crypto Whales kickstart the recent rally?

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We have recently seen some huge gains in the Crypto assets after a long period of lull. I have already discussed this in my other piece on some of the factors that might have...
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Going Crazy Managing A Fundraise? 5 Practical Guidelines For Entrepreneurs

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At Tau Ventures we believe the fundraising process is always a bit broken -- it works for some startups some of the time but by and large it’s inefficient. While part of it is...
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All Things Cryptos.Forex.Stocks — 06/15/2018

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It was a tale of the 3 Central banks, further tariffs impositions, a strained G-7 meeting & Geo political events last week for the financial markets. Quick recap: U.S. Equities still undecided on the...
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Cryptos recovery still elusive as Dovish FOMC fuels Stock gains

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It was slim pickings for the Cryptos in the financial markets as the grind lower continued. With interest now diverted towards other digital assets like the tokenized securities, stable coins & cross border digital...
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The Ponzi Scheme 101: A Ponzi’s Life Cycle and Ways to Survive, Part 3

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We conclude our findings in a bid to help users better understand Ponzi schemes, so as to lower their investment risks. With reference to the research discussed in Part 1 and Part 2 1. There is...
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Investment Will be Crucial for Survival

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Start learning, it’s going to be every individual for themselves. Unless we’re hitting a six figure salary, chances are we’re not saving up much. From experience, I can tell you — forget about owning a house...
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What is Shrinkflation & its economic impact

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Most of us are familiar with the concept of inflation - it is a quantitative measure of the increase in the price of a basket of goods in a given economy. Inflation is measured...
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Anti-Money Laundering Regulations — is your crypto-business safe and compliant?

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With cryptocurrency giving criminals a new way of money laundering, it’s important that you safeguard your business and stay compliant. Here’s everything you need to know. The birth of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies has opened up...
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Cryptos, Stocks & Greenback end the first quarter on a buoyant note

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The first quarter culminated on a positive note for the Financial Markets. Although somewhat of an anomaly, specially the inverse relationship between Equities & Cryptos in recent times, both segments gained handsomely in tandem....
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What Do VCs Look For In Their Own Investors aka LPs?

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If an entrepreneur is looking just for money they should probably raise from sources other than VC. What good VCs do is truly help a company -- in the early stages especially with product...