We started writing about Blockchain Foundry (BCFN.C) in the summer of last year when blockchain companies were busy doing the rope-a-dope from frequent market poundings. They were a question mark, making big promises about the future and hoping to catch a favourable bounce.
After all the kicks cryptocurrency, and Bitcoin in particular, has taken in the past year, some might find it hard to believe there are companies out there willing to double-down on the shared ledger dream of 2017, 12 months later.
If I walked into the Cactus Club on Burrard Street with two supermodels on my arm and an eight ball in my pocket and $5k sticking out of my mouth, and told the assembled Howe St crowd ‘this can all be yours, all you have to do is listen to me talk for five minutes about a blockchain deal,’ I’d be stuck with supermodels, cash, and blow for the rest of the day.
Yee-Haw it’s a client roundup – HIKU.C moves forward, eXe updates, and BSK.C’s dance card fills up too fast
Good morning from my underground lair where, surrounded by glowing monitors, keyboards, and a slightly fey servant named Beauregard watch the news both analog and digital on our client companies and the broader market for you, our consumers of sweet sweet information.
Long time readers know we’ve written a fair amount about the business model of ExeBlock (XBLK.C), a client company of ours in the blockchain space that is developing apps specifically for the Peerplays network.
One of the most ignored aspects of the recent blow up of blockchain and cryptocurrency stocks has been the value inherent in alt-currencies being held by companies in the space as they do their work.
So I was chatting to a broker this week about companies I like in the blockchain sector, and mentioned eXeBlock Technology (XBLK.C), one of our marketing clients.
My mother calls me fairly often, as moms tend to do. Usually the conversation is about why I didn’t call family member X on their birthday, or why haven’t I flown to the other side of the world recently to hang, which is fair. Lately, the calls have increased. Because, Bitcoin.
Last night I attended the Grit Capital’s Banking on Blockchain event in Vancouver, along with seemingly every person I’ve ever met in this city’s financial scene. The place was packed – standing room only in a ballroom that usually seats 300+.