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Dec 20, 2018

Blockchain Beach Co-Founder, John Marchesini joins us today to talk about this long hard year of uncertainty for crypto investors and the industry as a whole. John describes the biggest events of 2018 that roiled the markets, sent investors fleeing, and sent shockwaves through the industry. We discuss the key enforcement actions by the SEC relating to ICOs and other SEC announcements or lack thereof that had market impact and how it’s just the tip of the iceberg. We talk about the growing sensitivity of the cryptomarkets to global news events and forces. And we analyze the impact of the market downturn on the industry as a whole, with layoffs and buyouts already at play and more on the horizon. John looks back at the 2018 predictions that came true and the ones that didn’t. And he has some informed projections for 2019.

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Guest Contact Information

John Marchesini

Blockchain Beach

@John_Marchesini

LinkedIn: John Marchesini

 

Resource Links:

  1. SEC settles charges with two ICOs that opens the door to non-fraudulent cases

  2. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/29/sec-charges-floyd-mayweather-dj-khaled-for-promoting-icos-without-disclosing-payments.html
  3. https://cryptovest.com/news/consensys-layoffs-mark-freezing-point-in-crypto-winter/
  4. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffkauflin/2018/12/05/cryptopia-in-crisis-billionaire-joe-lubins-ethereum-experiment-is-a-mess-how-long-will-he-prop-it-up/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_content=1958373349&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesMainTwitter#76351ddb2f0a
  5. https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/12/01/what-is-bitcoin-crypto-featured-as-category-on-jeopardy/
  6. Jay Clayton's remarks at Consensus Invest 2018 (it includes the full video interview).
  7. Former SEC Chairman Chris Cox’s remarks at StartEngine Summit (Recap)
  8. Former SEC Chairman Chris Cox's remarks at StartEngine Summit
  9. The (Future) Most Valuable Company In The World