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The technology that has been disrupting

There has been a lot of hype around blockchain, which is the technology behind many cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. But what is blockchain all about? Is the blockchain trend one worth investing in?

This article will include some background on blockchain, as well as several stocks in the space. Read on to dive in!

What’s Blockchain?

In short, blockchain is a shared, immutable ledger for recording transactions, tracking assets, and building trust. The concept was first brought to the public eye around 2008 when research came out proposing the basis for what would become Bitcoin.

However, researchers realized that technology could be used for a variety of applications. The term Blockchain was coined to describe this technology. Digital information, the “block”, is stored in a public database, the “chain”. …

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You might love ‘em.

There are millions of people who love Apple, whether it be the iPhone, iPad, Macbook, AirPods, or another product. There are several reasons why people appreciate these products, whether it be the user interfaces, customer experience, the ability for devices to connect with each other, and more.

Investors can put their funds into Apple stock, but there are also other, more indirect ways to invest in the company. To understand what these are, one will find several businesses tied into Apple’s supply chain. Read on to dive in!

Stocks Tied To Apple

Apple has a high amount of reliance on its international ties, but it has several dependencies in the U.S. itself. Here are a few. …

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These companies are directly involved in dropshipping.

Dropshipping as a means for doing business has come to be a fairly hot topic for the past couple of years. Whether you’re searching around on Youtube or TikTok, it’s not difficult to find influencers who rave about the benefits as well as the myths of dropshipping.

This article will touch on what has made dropshipping such a trend as well as 3 stocks that are tied to that trend. Read on to dive in!

What’s Dropshipping All About?

If you have a product that you want to sell and make a profit, what do you do? One way to do it is to keep the product in your home and wait for a buyer to tell you they want to buy from you. …

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Learn about the high amounts raised in these IPOs

When a company goes public, it’s a great benchmark and a time to celebrate. Depending on the situation, some IPOs so huge that companies raised millions upon millions from the onset. Here are 6 of the largest IPOs ever. Read on to dive in!

How Does an IPO Work?

There are several steps in the process of reaching an IPO. Before a company IPOs, it is considered a private company and can accept private investments with a typically low number of shareholders.

Once the executive team feels like the company is in a good place to go public, it will start by finding an underwriter. The underwriter is selected from a group of investment banks and it will help lead the company to and through the IPO process. …

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A super quick dive for tech geeks

WebVR is virtual reality but on the internet. Wait, I can explain!

If you enjoy learning about the latest technologies, you’re probably familiar with virtual reality (VR), in general. As opposed to augmented reality (AR), which is the real world mixed in with the virtual world, VR is straight-up virtual.

VR places a user inside of a simulated experience. Instead of merely viewing a screen, a user is immersed in an interactive 3D world. The nature of this medium opens up a lot of cool possibilities in how we play, learn, and more. …

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Some possibilities for Musk’s company.

Tesla’s stock has risen substantially in 2020, making the company now worth over $400 billion. To provide some perspective, this is more than most major automobile companies combined. There are several factors in Tesla’s favor, many concerning visions for the future.

This article will explore several challenges that the company could face as it proceeds towards its future goals. Read on to dive in!

Challenges for Tesla

If Tesla wants to be the best electric vehicle (EV) car manufacturer in the entire world, is that possible? It certainly is, but there will also continue to be high competition.

There are big companies like Ford and Chevrolet (Chevy) who have been manufacturing cars for decades upon decades. However, they are newer to the EV space. Even if they are behind on EV manufacturing, they are slowly catching up via their new vehicle offerings. …

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An explanation of what happened and what’s to come.

TikTok is an incredibly popular video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based Internet technology company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming. The app is used by millions upon millions of users. And today, it looks like President Donald Trump is ordering a ban of TikTok in the U.S.

What is ByteDance doing about this, what companies are involved, and is this ban really happening? We’ll explore all of these questions in this article, along with stock price implications. Read on to dive in!

What Had Happened So Far?

In early August, President Trump issued executive orders to ban TikTok (and WeChat as well) from operating in the U.S. if not sold by their Chinese-owned parent companies. …

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Determining how the federal interest rate influences investors.

There is a lot in the news about interest rate changes, and in particular, the federal interest rate. We hear about interest rates all the time, but understand how the federal interest rate influences stock investors can be a bit misunderstood.

What is the federal interest rate, and how does it relate to interest rates in general? Why does the government change that rate, and how does this all influence the economy? How does it influence the stock market?

Read on to dive in!

What’s the Federal Interest Rate?

An interest rate refers to the cost someone pays for the use of someone else’s money. When you hear the term “interest rate”, you likely think about how credit cards have interest rates. …

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Promising technology companies in the cloud space.

Without a doubt, cloud computing is a growing tech trend. That’s because many companies are hooked into the advantages of using the cloud over other options. But what is the cloud, and what companies are involved?

In this article, I’ll explain the cloud and discuss 3 companies that are growing in this space. Read on to dive in!

What is the Cloud?

Many companies, such as Capital One and Netflix, have been convinced of the benefits of the cloud. But what is it exactly?

Before cloud computing, technology companies had to own and run their very own servers. This means a lot of maintenance involved, but more than that, it can be suboptimal when handling users of websites, for instance. …

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A tale of lawsuits that has yet to be sorted out.

Since Apple’s removal of Epic Games’ Fortnite from its App Store, a lot has happened. Various groups, such as app developers, have expressed their opinions and observations on the legal controversy. Indeed, this controversy is quite public, directly influencing gamers.

What triggered all of this, and where is it going? This article will explore the history of events starting in August and still ongoing. Read on to dive in!

How It All Began

On August 13, Epic did something interesting. They updated the Fortnite app with a new feature that allowed gamers to pay Epic directly for in-app currency. That currency was sold at a discount compared to what Apple’s App Store was charging via their payment process. This was a loophole method that, in theory, allowed Epic to avoid Apple’s fee for in-app sales (30% of the sale). Avoiding this fee went against Apple’s policy, and this feature was implemented in the Android version as well, going against Google’s similar Play Store policy. …


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