Experts agree that reskilling and upskilling your workforce increases retention, productivity and your competitive advantage. But with so many carnival barkers in the emerging virtual currency asset class screaming “ALL CRYPTO” or “NEVER CRYPTO”, it’s impossible to separate fact from fiction (and fraud).
You’ve come to the right place if you’ve wanted to want to remain competitive, relevant, productive, you’ve been wading through the deluge of information on cable news, social media and YouTube University. There’s a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt about crypto assets and the broader macroeconomics outlook, and you don’t want to lose the wave of innovation momentum BUT you also don’t want to drown or swept away by the strong under toe of misinformation.
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In my December newsletter, I talked about FTX crypto exchange founder, Sam Bankman-Fried’s, arrest in the Bahamas and the list of charges from the Department of Justice, SEC and CFTC. SBF is not the only one in legal jeopardy.
Celebrities Tom Brady (geez, he’s had a BAD year, huh?), Larry David and Kevin O’Leary are on the wrong side of legal action, as well.
Days after SBF filed for FTX bankruptcy, attorney Adam Moskowitz of The Moskowitz Law Firm, a South Florida litigation boutique, and Boies Schiller Flexner filed actions in Miami federal and state court against Bankman-Fried and celebrity promoters of the exchange.
The federal class action suits allege that FTX’s yield-bearing accounts (YBAs), which pay interest on crypto holdings, were actually unregistered securities in violation of both state and federal securities laws and that celebrities who promoted them should therefore be on the hook for investor damages.
The Moskowitz action, filed on Nov. 15, claims damages are over $11 billion (yes, with a B).
A separate state action in Florida names Brady, Shark Tank TV personality Kevin O’Leary and former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz — all Florida residents — as defendants. That suit was filed by the law firm of Boies Schiller, seeking a declaratory judgment on whether FTX YBAs are unregistered securities and if, by extension, celebrity promoters violated consumer laws by promoting them.
Bottom line: let the celebrity endorser … beware. Because they may be the only deep pockets accessible to investors, who likely won’t see a satoshi returned from the bankruptcy proceedings.
Reminder: Do NOT keep your assets on centralized exchanges. They are not banks. They are a marketplace where you trade cryptos. Learn to self-custody your assets. That’s the true power of digital ownership in the new economy.
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Future of Investing
And while everyone else is sitting on the sidelines believing cryptocurrency is just for drug dealers and money launderers (spoiler alert … it’s not), Bitcoin, first created in 2009 and trading in 2013 at only around $13.50 USD/coin, is now valued in the thousands. Find out why and learn the difference between a blockchain and Bitcoin. Learn how to safely and legally buy, hold, invest and trade cryptocurrency. And buy your first Bitcoin!
Future of Work
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