Here’s why this analyst believes Bitcoin is ‘ too institutionalized’ to ‘go away’

Bitcoin‘s journey to acceptance has been a long one. Well, now that its market cap is just over a trillion dollars; the world is realizing its importance and dominance. Nevertheless, governments across the globe are still working toward relevant …

Chamath Palihapitiya speaks to SPAC concerns, from fees to disclosures to quality

It was almost exactly two years ago that a special purpose acquisition vehicle (SPAC) spearheaded by investor Chamath Palihapitiya took public the space tourism company Virgin Galactic. It was the first human spaceflight company to trade on the NYSE — or any exchange, for that matter — and it was so successful, with the company’s […]

‘Headless’ Bitcoin has ‘effectively replaced Gold’ and it will only…

An increasing number of institutional investors are shrugging off their affinity to gold, making way for further accumulation of digital assets, especially Bitcoin. Most recently, billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya also echoed similar sentiments…

Chamath Palihapitiya is coming to Disrupt

Retail investors love him. Venture capitalists envy him. But pretty much everyone writing checks these days is paying attention to Chamath Palihapitiya, whose star has been on the rise since the outset of his career at an early online media player called Winamp that was acquired by AOL. Indeed, over the last 20 years, Palihapitiya […]

Calendly CEO Tope Awotona is joining us at Disrupt 2021

It all seems so simple. Instead of the dreaded back-and-forth on email, what if there was a solution that helped two parties (or multiple parties) schedule a call or a hang-out? Calendly was born out of that question. Today, the company is worth more than $3 billion, according to reports, and has more than 10 […]

Connected car insurance startup Flock raises $17M Series A led by Chamath Palihapitiya

Cast your mind back to that scene in Minority Report where all those autonomous cars are whizzing through the city. The more practically-minded of you may well have gone: “Yeah, but what about the insurance…?”. Among the startups building the on-demand, connected insurance world for the vehicles of tomorrow right now are UK-based Zego which […]

Um, where is the SEC when it comes to SPACs and conflicts of interest?

Today, my colleague Kirsten Korosec reported that the autonomous vehicle startup Aurora is close to finalizing a deal to merge with one of three blank-check companies that have been formed to date by renowned entrepreneurs Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus and a third partner in these deals, Michael Thompson, who long managed special situation funds. […]