Startup Insider: TikTok Under Fire for Privacy Concerns
By Early Investing on February 8, 2023
It seems like everyone is on TikTok these days. More than 3 billion people have downloaded the short-form video sharing app as of 2023. And TikTok boasts 1 billion monthly active users — more than Twitter, Telegram, Reddit, Pinterest, and Snapchat. TikTok users watch more than 1 billion videos on the app every day. TikTok’s extreme popularity has been troubling some politicians. The platform has been under scrutiny in the U.S. before, when former president…
Startup Insider: Data Takes Over
By Early Investing on March 28, 2022
In 2011, Marc Andreessen — co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz — proclaimed that “software is eating the world.” It’s been a mantra of tech investors ever since. But today an even more powerful force is overtaking software: data. Data is a gold mine for…
Congress Scolds Facebook Instead of Moving Fintech Innovation Forward
By Vin Narayanan on July 18, 2019
This week, legislators had the opportunity to make progress on key issues surrounding Facebook’s innovative Libra proposal. But too many politicians wasted it.
Why Crypto Exchanges Shouldn’t Have to Follow the Travel Rule
By Andy Gordon on June 12, 2019
The U.S. is on track to adopt new operating procedures for crypto exchanges. But one of these rules will only create problems for the crypto industry.
How Your Phone Is Feeding Your Data to Trackers
By Andy Gordon on June 3, 2019
Apple and other companies claim they make efforts to keep users’ data from being tracked without their knowledge. But unfortunately, that’s not reality.
Facebook’s Coin Will Repackage the Status Quo
By Andy Gordon on May 8, 2019
Facebook is already being hailed as revolutionary for looking to create its own digital coin. But it hardly fits that description.
Mailbag: Stablecoins and Privacy Coins Are Worth Exploring
By Early Investing on September 30, 2018
The Early Investing team explores the importance and value of stablecoins and privacy coins.