Tesla Delivers Record Earnings Despite Global Supply Chain Headwinds

Tesla reported record Q1 earnings after the market close Wednesday. The takeaway was $TSLA with the foresight of tying up key commodities such as nickel, rare earths and lithium earlier got them ahead of the inflation curve. This made the company able to relentlessly focus on manufacturing. From that gross automotive margin were 30.5%, up from 28.4% over the previous quarter. Even excluding credit sales, operating profit was a record and much better than Wall Street expected. What excited the … Continue reading “Tesla Delivers Record Earnings Despite Global Supply Chain Headwinds”

Coinbase Indian Expansion Plans Hit as Crypto Payments Frozen Across India

Turmoil hit India’s crypto traders after United Payments Interface, a central bank-backed entity said it was “not aware” of any crypto exchange using the network. Just hours earlier Coinbase Global’s chief product officer Surojit Chatterjee said crypto investors would now be able to use the country’s online retail payments system to transfer funds to its local exchange. At least seven crypto firms have suspended rupee deposits with Crypto exchanges already under pressure from the Indian tax regime. Coinbase customers are … Continue reading “Coinbase Indian Expansion Plans Hit as Crypto Payments Frozen Across India”

Ether Outperforms Bitcoin with Anticipation of the Merge

In cryptocurrencies the migration of Ethereum to proof-of-stake this year has garnered much excitement since the successful merge in testnet last week. Ether, the cryptocurrencies for Ethereum, has risen almost 14% in the past seven days, with Bitcoin’s rise just 5.9%. The move has closed the gap somewhat between the two with Ether is down about 20% this year and Bitcoin down around 10%. The Merge will change how transactions on Ethereum are ordered with the aim for the network … Continue reading “Ether Outperforms Bitcoin with Anticipation of the Merge”

Energy Companies Becoming a Major Force in Crypto Powering Bitcoin Miners

Energy companies’ capital intensity risk models by necessity look to opportunity for growth and to evolve. Energy prices have risen for the past year and accelerating higher after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Together with the price of Bitcoin still down 40% from its November higher bitcoin margins have contracted to about 70% from 90%, according to analysts. Energy companies are in the position to deliver power directly to Bitcoin miners. Beowulf Mining Plc is an example of the opportunity for … Continue reading “Energy Companies Becoming a Major Force in Crypto Powering Bitcoin Miners”

US Justice Dept Seized $3.6 Billion in Bitcoin in Largest Financial Seizure Ever

The US Justice Department announced it has seized over $3.6 billion in cryptocurrency at today’s prices in what has been touted as the single largest financial seizure ever. They seized bout 94,000 of the 119,754 Bitcoin they alleged as stolen. It would be worth about $4.1B at today’s prices. The DoJ arrested Ilya Lichtenstein, 34, and his wife Heather Morgan. 31, with conspiring to launder cryptocurrency that was stolen during the 2016 hack of Bitfinex. The couple will make an … Continue reading “US Justice Dept Seized $3.6 Billion in Bitcoin in Largest Financial Seizure Ever”

Crypto Wrap Up: Bitcoin & Ethereum Collapse, US CBDC and Russia Ban Crypto

This week’s Crypto Wrap KnovaWave & Meta Johnny discuss a big week for crypto, the collapse of Bitcoin and Ethereum and alt coins heads us off. They discuss the use Of Bitcoin in South America and The US Fed’s paper on CBDC. The story behind the banning of Crypto in Russia and China as geopolitical tension hits fever pitch. Ethereum Money and Payments: The U.S. Dollar in the Age of Digital TransformationJanuary 2022 Executive Summary For a nation’s economy to … Continue reading “Crypto Wrap Up: Bitcoin & Ethereum Collapse, US CBDC and Russia Ban Crypto”

Micron Earnings Boosted by Data Center Sales and DRAM Shipments for the Cloud.

Memory chip maker Micron reported better than expected earnings after the close Monday boosted by data-center sales growing over 70% year over year from cloud demand and the resurgence of enterprise IT investment. Strong DRAM bit shipments for the cloud, graphics, PC and notebook, 5G and automotive markets continued. Micron DRAM memory density Micron Technology, Inc. NASDAQ: MU Reported Earnings After Close Monday $2.16 Beat $2.10 EPS Forecast and $7.69 Beat $7.68 billion forecast in revenue Earnings Q1 2022 results … Continue reading “Micron Earnings Boosted by Data Center Sales and DRAM Shipments for the Cloud.”

US Weekly IPO and SPAC Monitor : Just One IPO in Thanksgiving Week

During Thanksgiving week we have just one IPO due. Canadian gold exploration company Holdover Austin Gold (AUST).  Be aware there is still a chance that a handful of SPACs will price during the week. Holdover Austin Gold (AUST) Plans to raise $15 million at a $64 million market cap. This Canadian gold exploration company currently has interests in four properties located in the state of Nevada, with just one property that it considers material at this time. Austin Gold has not generated … Continue reading “US Weekly IPO and SPAC Monitor : Just One IPO in Thanksgiving Week”

Australian Green Bitcoin Miner Iris Energy Debuts on NASDAQ

Australian green bitcoin miner Iris Energy debuted on Nasdaq Wednesday opening at the $US28 IPO price only to sell off sharply. Trading under the symbol $IREN , which accesses abundant or under-utilized renewable energy to power its operations, fell as much as 22% in its first session and closed down 12.7 % at $US24.45. It didn’t help that Bitcoin prices fell though the day. Australia’s Iris Energy (IREN) is an Bitcoin mining company primarily powered by renewable energy raised its initial public … Continue reading “Australian Green Bitcoin Miner Iris Energy Debuts on NASDAQ”

Binance Processes $76 Billion in Cryptocurrencies Per Day

Cryptocurrencies have gone vertical in 2021 led by Bitcoin to over $65,000 from just $28,000 months a go and $2,000 a few years ago. With volumes and values have soared and one crypto exchange has grown at such Breakneck speeds, Binance which is processing $78 Billion worth a day. The Wall Street Journal last week compared last week how astonishing the growth is, and comparing to major stock markets the complete antithesis of those traditional exchanges in so many ways. … Continue reading “Binance Processes $76 Billion in Cryptocurrencies Per Day”