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Bitpanda Raises $52M Series A Led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures

European crypto brokerage Bitpanda, based in Vienna and founded in 2014, is announcing the completion of a $52 million Series A led by PayPal legend Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures. This fundraising round, plus a seed round in 2016 and an initial exchange offering in 2019, means the 240-employee company raised roughly $100 million to date, […]

Pfizer urged to hold off on coronavirus vaccine until late November: report

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla and his vaccine partner BioNTech have said the companies expect phase 3 data by the end of October—and that an FDA application could soon follow. But more than 60 researchers and bioethicists urged the partners to wait for more safety data before submitting their shot for a green light, Bloomberg reports. The experts called on […]

Bitcoin Balances on Exchanges at 2-Year Low and That May Be a Bullish Sign

The balance of bitcoin on major exchanges has hit its lowest levels since November 2018. Yet unlike that time, when bitcoin was in the depths of the crypto winter, some see this current spate of low bitcoin balances on exchanges as a sign that a new generation of investors is putting its money in it […]

General

Human–Machine Collaboration and Model-Aware Investing

It’s been said that people don’t become wiser with age, they just become “more so” Whatever we did well — and more importantly, whatever we did poorly — is magnified. The same is true when we add computers and data to human decision making. Algorithmic / machine learned / artificially intelligent (AI) tools are increasingly […]

Making sense of the markets this week: September 28

Each week, Cut the Crap Investing founder Dale Roberts shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors. Is beating the market a thing of the past? There are many reasons why it gets harder and harder to beat the market. Even for the likes of Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett.  That’s the conclusion of “The […]

InnerWorkings Jumps 5.5% On HH Global Merger Nod; Streets Says Hold

Shares of InnerWorkings rose about 5.5% on Friday after the marketing solutions provider said that its shareholders approved the merger deal with UK-based HH Global Group at a special stockholders’ meeting held on Sept. 24. The merger, which is expected to close on Oct. 1, would create a combined global marketing services company. Under the […]

Should you buy real estate through a corporation?

Photo by Mike Swigunski on Unsplash One of the main tax benefits of Canadian real estate is the ability to claim an unlimited principal residence exemption on the property value appreciation. One exception may be if the land is more than half a hectare (1.24 acres), unless the minimum municipal lot size at the time […]

Pharmaceuticals, health and wellness

Pfizer urged to hold off on coronavirus vaccine until late November: report

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla and his vaccine partner BioNTech have said the companies expect phase 3 data by the end of October—and that an FDA application could soon follow. But more than 60 researchers and bioethicists urged the partners to wait for more safety data before submitting their shot for a green light, Bloomberg reports. The experts called on […]

Bristol Myers Squibb’s Opdivo cuts relapse risk in muscle-invasive bladder cancer

Bristol Myers Squibb’s Opdivo has plenty of competition in its current bladder cancer indication—so it’s hoping to strike out on its own in a new area of the disease. The company revealed Thursday that its PD-1 fighter, against placebo, had lengthened the time muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma patients could remain disease-free after surgery. All patients saw benefit, […]

Gilead’s rheumatoid arthritis med filgotinib, after cold shoulder from FDA, wins global-first nod in Japan

The FDA handed Gilead Sciences and its partner Galapagos a surprising no-go for blockbuster hopeful filgotinib last month. But that didn’t stop regulators in Japan from making a different decision on the rheumatoid arthritis drug. The country’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare approved filgotinib, to be sold under the brand name Jyseleca, to treat rheumatoid […]

Merck, advancing single-dose and oral coronavirus vaccines, could still make Warp Speed: Bloomberg

The U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed has already inked COVID-19 vaccine research and manufacturing pacts with major vaccine players—excluding Merck & Co., that is. But the group’s description of an as-yet-unnamed participant matches Merck’s early-stage research, Bloomberg reports, indicating the drugmaker could still get in.   Merck publicly entered COVID-19 vaccine research later than its peers through a buyout of the biotech Themis and a partnership with nonprofit research group IAVI. The […]

Blockchain

Bitpanda Raises $52M Series A Led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures

European crypto brokerage Bitpanda, based in Vienna and founded in 2014, is announcing the completion of a $52 million Series A led by PayPal legend Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures. This fundraising round, plus a seed round in 2016 and an initial exchange offering in 2019, means the 240-employee company raised roughly $100 million to date, […]

Bitcoin Balances on Exchanges at 2-Year Low and That May Be a Bullish Sign

The balance of bitcoin on major exchanges has hit its lowest levels since November 2018. Yet unlike that time, when bitcoin was in the depths of the crypto winter, some see this current spate of low bitcoin balances on exchanges as a sign that a new generation of investors is putting its money in it […]

The One-Way ETH ‘Burn’ That Will Kick-Start Ethereum 2.0

With final preparations for the launch of Ethereum 2.0 soon to be underway, CoinDesk’s Christine Kim spoke with developers Raul Jordan and Eduardo Antuña Díez about what’s left to do and what comes next. The final preparations for Ethereum 2.0 launch will soon be underway.  Lead developer at Prysmatic Labs Raul Jordan, who has been […]

The Bahamas Reveal Details, October Date of Landmark Central Bank Digital Currency Debut

The Bahamas confirmed it will cross the central bank digital currency (CBDC) finish line next month. “The intended outcome of Project Sand Dollar is that all residents in The Bahamas would have use of a central bank digital currency, on a modernized technology platform, with an experience and convenience – legally and otherwise – that resembles […]

A directory listing for active private placement offerings

Greenway

Raising $5,000,000

Led by the team from DelFresco Pure, this cannabis company boasts an illustrious track-record of growing and distributing. Check out the pre-IPO opportunity before Greenway goes public.

Terms

$0.50 per share

Frontier Wellness Management

Frontier Wellness Management is raising funds to finance an expansion into Spain’s watershed cannabinoid market. Investors now have the opportunity to purchase stock in Frontier Wellness Management before it’s listed on a public exchange.

Prime Meridian Resources

PMR is a resource mining company operating in Minnesota and Michigan. They became publicly traded in April, 2019, and are building value through rapid development.