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Blockchain Will Be Used for Verifying Cultural Artifacts

Collections submitted for verification by Salsal end up with a proven factual history of the owners and receive an immutable, permanent record of ownership transfer. Researchers have come up with a blockchain solution to confirm the authenticity of cultural artifacts. Dr. Adel Khelifi, an associate professor at Abu Dhabi University, and Dr. Mark Altaweel, a…

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Open Ordinals Institute Launches to Propel Bitcoin Ordinals Protocol

The Ordinals team, led by creator Casey Rodarmor, has introduced the “Open Ordinals Institute,” a non-profit organization aimed at advancing the Bitcoin Ordinals protocol and its reference implementation, Ord. The Open Ordinals Institute will financially support Ordinals core developers, including the newly appointed lead maintainer, Raph, fostering an open-source contributor environment for sustained growth and…

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Binance Unveils Sei as 36th Project on Its Launchpool

Simultaneously, Binance has introduced CyberConnect (CYBER) as the 37th project on Binance Launchpool. Binance, the world’s biggest crypto exchange has announced the debut of Sei (SEI), a cutting-edge layer 1 blockchain designed for the exchange of digital assets, as the 36th project on Binance Launchpool. Binance and the Sei Support Binance highlighted in an official…

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Fresnillo’s (FNLPF) Q2 2023 Earnings Call Transcript

Fresnillo plc (OTCPK:FNLPF) Q2 2023 Earnings Conference Call August 1, 2023 4:00 AM ET Company Participants Octavio Alvidrez – CEO Mario Arreguin – CFO Tomas Iturriaga – COO Conference Call Participants Daniel Major – UBS Jason Fairclough – Bank of America Danielle Chigumira – Credit Suisse Sandeep Peety – Morgan Stanley Patrick Jones – JPMorgan…

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The Decoy Effect | Seeking Alpha

Eoneren “A crook is a crook, and there’s something healthy about his frankness in the matter. But any guy who pretends he is enforcing the law and steals on his authority is a swell snake. The worst type of these punks is the big politician.” – Al Capone Looking at the US Congress holding a…

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Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN) Q2 2023 Earnings Call Transcript

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLMN) Q2 2023 Earnings Call Transcript August 1, 2023 8:15 AM ET Company Participants Tara Kurian – VP, Corporate Finance David Deno – Chief Executive Officer Chris Meyer – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Conference Call Participants Jeffrey Bernstein – Barclays Alex Slagle – Jefferies John Ivankoe – JPMorgan Sharon…

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Prysmian: A Call Option On Offshore Energy, Trading At An 8% FCF Yield (OTCPK:PRYMF)

imaginima Introduction Back in April, I was quite charmed by Prysmian’s (OTCPK:PRYMY) (OTCPK:PRYMF) financial performance. Although the company is a world leader in submarine cables, its valuation was very reasonable as the stock was trading at just around 8 times EBITDA. That’s relatively low, especially knowing Prysmian has been scoring multiple new contracts in the…

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Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc. Announced As Main Sponsor of The Bitcoin Conference Through 2027

BTC Inc., the leading provider in Bitcoin-related news and events, has announced that Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA), a prominent player in bolstering and securing the Bitcoin ecosystem, has inked a continued sponsorship deal, reaffirming its status as the main sponsor of The Bitcoin Conference for the next four years. The partnership entails Marathon’s prominent…

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Monolithic Power Systems: A Solid AI Growth Play, But Not At Current Price (NASDAQ:MPWR)

Matteo Colombo Investment thesis Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPWR) has been one of the hottest stocks of the last decade, with a cumulative return above 1800%. The company has demonstrated impressive financial performance over the past decade and is well-positioned to sustain solid revenue growth and profitability metrics expansion over the next decade. The balance…

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Buy and Sell Rare Bitcoin with Bitcoin Magazine

Officially out of beta, Bitcoin Magazine is excited to make public its new over-the-counter service, Rare B.TC, which enables users to buy and sell rare sats – bitcoins that have a history or provenance that makes them more valuable to collectors – as well as rare inscriptions. Today, finding rare bitcoins can be difficult. There’s a patchwork…

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Changing The Question For PBGC Premium Savings

ipuwadol/iStock via Getty Images By Mike Clark, Consulting Actuary Key considerations for defined benefit (DB) pension plan sponsors looking to save on Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) insurance premiums in 2023. Defined benefit (DB) pension plan sponsors looking to save on Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) insurance premiums in 2023 may find wisdom in the…

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There’s No Need For AT&T To Cut Its Dividend (NYSE:T)

Brandon Bell/Getty Images News AT&T (NYSE:T) recently announced another batch of earnings. The company, with its $100 billion market capitalization, now has a dividend yield pushing 8%. That, combined with its dividend yield, the recent lead crisis, which we discuss here, and the potential of associated costs, has resulted in consistent concern about the company’s…

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Nickel Miners News For The Month Of July 2023

Just_Super Welcome to the nickel miners news for July. The past month saw some nickel price improvement but also saw renewed calls for an oversupply in 2023, albeit with some forecasting China nickel demand to improve from stainless steel and EVs. Nickel price news As of July 31, the nickel spot price was USD 9.71,…

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German Labour Market Shows Very First Cracks

skynesher/E+ via Getty Images By Carsten Brzeski German unemployment increased by 62,000 in July, raising the number of unemployed to 2.617 million. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, however, dropped to 5.6%, from 5.7% in June. For those who want to find some sign of weakening in the labour market, today’s report brought some reassurance: the…

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4 Key Sectors To Consider Now

Florence and Joseph McGinn/iStock via Getty Images We are now in the midst of second-quarter earnings announcement season. Many of our stocks are already exhibiting relative strength, which is a sign that money is gravitating to those companies that will post the strongest quarterly results and the best future guidance. We are in the midst…

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Tether Adds $850M to Excess Reserve after Reporting Operational Profit of Over $1B in 2023 Q2

Tether also announced a share buyback of about $115 million with its risk management strategy showing consolidated assets exceed liabilities. Tether Limited Inc, a sister crypto company to Bitfinex digital asset exchange owned by iFinex Inc, announced its Q2 2023 financial results on July 31. According to the company’s financial results compiled by BDO accounting…

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VBK: Should Growth Investors Give Small-Caps Another Chance? (NYSEARCA:VBK)

primeimages Article Purpose In June 2022, I wrote an article criticizing the Vanguard Small-Cap Growth Index Fund ETF Shares (NYSEARCA:VBK) and suggested growth investors select the higher-quality Invesco QQQ ETF (QQQ) instead. At the time, about one-third of VBK’s constituents were not profitable, so its already-rich 29.18x forward earnings valuation was understated. Since then, VBK…

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Heineken NV (HEINY) Q2 2023 Earnings Call Transcript

Heineken NV (OTCQX:HEINY) Q2 2023 Earnings Conference Call July 31, 2023 7:00 AM ET Company Participants Federico Castillo Martinez – Director, IR Dolf van den Brink – Chairman & CEO Harold van den Broek – CFO Conference Call Participants Edward Mundy – Jefferies Trevor Stirling – Bernstein Simon Hales – Citigroup Richard Withagen – Kepler…

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The First Peak Week Of Earnings Season Brings Some Good News

Sakorn Sukkasemsakorn After a rough beginning to earnings season, the peak season got off to an impressive start last week, with many highly-anticipated companies reporting better-than-expected results. Big tech in particular led the rally last week, with the Nasdaq Composite closing nearly 2% higher by Friday. While Microsoft (MSFT) surpassed expectations on the top and…

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Overstock.com Stock: Remaining A Skeptic (NASDAQ:OSTK)

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) serves as a stark reminder of how reality doesn’t always align with hype. The company’s history is marked by missteps, including internal management issues and its foray into cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Consequently, Overstock’s stock price has been on a rollercoaster ride over the past seven years, facing significant…

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