Seven Key Takeaways From The Department Of Justice’s Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework

The Department of Justice recently released a report that served as a “Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework” as part of the Attorney General’s Cyber Digital Task Force. The full contents can be read here. What follows are some key takeaways from the report and some additional context.

1- Distributed ledger technology and even cryptocurrency itself is regarded as a potential positive technological force by the Department of Justice

“At the outset, it bears emphasizing that distributed ledger technology, upon which all cryptocurrencies build, raises breathtaking possibilities for human flourishing.” — in almost the beginning of the report this key point stands out almost right away —a somewhat positive attitude to DLT and blockchain.

The report then brings up case studies of DLT usage in the federal government, from the FDA’s pilot of a machine learning and blockchain-based system to modernize food safety to the Department of Defense’s consideration of blockchain “to provide increased effectiveness, efficiency, and security.”

Even cryptocurrencies, often shorn by states and condemned by European financial institutions and Chinese ones alike, get some light credit in the first section — though it’s in the context of the Federal Reserve piloting digital currencies, not in the context of independent peers arriving to a global consensus — in other words, cryptocurrency concepts without the governance and political choices that make cryptocurrency special.

2- Three categories of crime involving cryptocurrency fall into special scrutiny by the Department of Justice: financial transactions involved with criminal activity (such as buying illegal drugs with cryptocurrencies), money laundering/evading tax laws, and crime such

What Kind Of Investors Own Most Of dMY Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE:DMYT)?

The big shareholder groups in dMY Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE:DMYT) have power over the company. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership.

dMY Technology Group is a smaller company with a market capitalization of US$342m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. In the chart below, we can see that institutions own shares in the company. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about dMY Technology Group.

See our latest analysis for dMY Technology Group

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About dMY Technology Group?

Institutional investors commonly compare their own returns to the returns of a commonly followed index. So they generally do consider buying larger companies that are included in the relevant benchmark index.

dMY Technology Group already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own a respectable stake in the company. This implies the analysts working for those institutions have looked at the stock and they like it. But just like anyone else, they could be wrong. It is not uncommon to see a big share price drop if two large institutional investors try to sell out of a stock at the same time. So it is worth checking the past earnings trajectory of dMY Technology Group, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

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dMY Technology Group is not owned by hedge funds. Our data shows that Dmy Sponsor, Llc is the largest shareholder with 20% of shares outstanding. Meanwhile, the second and third largest shareholders, hold 12% and 4.5%, of the shares outstanding, respectively.

We also observed that the top 9 shareholders

The Next Level of Alt Data

Alternative data isn’t a new idea, but what’s new in alternative data and how it’s being used always makes for an interesting conversation. It’s especially enjoyable if that conversation is with Laurent Laloux, Chief Product Officer, Capital Fund Management (CFM). Laloux has a knack for explaining technically complex ideas in an engaging and informative manner, and probably has the most concise and memorable definition of “big data” you’ll ever hear or read about. At a firm that bases every investment strategy on a quantitative and scientific foundation, Laloux also knows that no matter how good the data, what really matters is how it fits into and improves investment strategy performance. II recently spoke with Laloux about big data, alt data, and how natural language processing (NLP) and other AI techniques can help reveal hidden indicators in the market that lead to investment opportunities.

Is it accurate to say that in order to fully leverage alternative data you must first understand the concept of big data? And that big data doesn’t just mean “lots of data?” Many people think big data is simply a huge data set, but the term is a misnomer. It’s more complex than sheer volume – big data is a continually evolving concept. At any point in time, a specific data set is “big” if it’s at the limit of what technology can do with it. Twenty years ago, analyzing tick-by-tick data from exchanges was big data because that was what the most advanced technology was capable of handling. Today, any modern computer system, whether in-house or cloud based, can efficiently deal with that type of data. So, even if the data set is huge in terms of size, it’s not big data if it’s not challenging the technology. The concept of big data has

Faces of Entrepreneurship: Jamilah Knight, Fly by Knight

Jamilah Knight

Jamilah Knight is a Brooklyn-based graphic and fashion designer and the founder of Fly by Knight, a lifestyle apparel and accessory brand celebrating Women of Color. Described by Buzzfeed as “epic sweatshirts and T-shirts inspired by pop culture icons and all things Blackness,” Jamilah appropriately named the brand after the acronym F.L.Y., for “First Love Yourself.” Raised in Kansas City, KS, Jamilah graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a State University of New York and divides her time between running this successful clothing brand and freelance graphic design projects for a variety of clients. 

What does “entrepreneurship” mean to you?
JK: Entrepreneurship means freedom to me. It’s the opportunity to be a creative problem solver and meet new challenges daily.

How did your company come to be?
JK: In 2015, I began showcasing my artwork on social media and received a lot of positive feedback. Inspired by that response, I decided to create products centered around my artwork to fill a void of original, current and empowering apparel for Women of Color. My goal is to use my brand and platform to help other women find ways to love themselves more and follow their dreams through our uplifting product offerings, motivational speaking and mentoring.

How has your business changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?
JK: As a business owner that relies heavily on street festivals, pop-up shops and outdoor markets during the summer months to make revenue, we’ve been severely impacted by all of these events being cancelled as a result of COVID-19. Also, due to retail store closures, we lost another revenue stream from our store accounts. The pandemic eliminated all other avenues for revenue outside of online sales. Because of this, we’ve had to shift our focus to selling

FLIR Systems announces four Exx-Series thermal imaging cameras | Security News

FLIR Systems, Inc. announces four new additions to its Exx-Series of advanced thermal imaging cameras: the E96, E86, E76 and E54. Compared to predecessor Exx-Series cameras, the new cameras offer an enhanced thermal resolution for more vibrant, easy-to-read images and on-camera routing capability to improve field survey efficiency.

The new Exx-Series cameras are designed to help professionals detect the early signs of building issues, identify hot spots, troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems, and prevent problems before they cause damage that leads to expensive repairs.

Improved measurement results

The E96, with a 640×480 resolution and eight-times digital zoom, is the most advanced Exx-Series thermal camera to date. It delivers improved measurement results over the greatest distance to target, so professionals can safely diagnose electrical faults or locate hidden anomalies at very high temperatures up to 1500 degrees Celsius (2732 degrees Fahrenheit), including in harsh industrial environments such as steel mills or kilns, to help keep the workplace running smoothly.

FLIR Inspection Route is now offered as a standard feature on every Exx-Series camera

For the first time, FLIR Inspection Route is now offered as a standard feature on every Exx-Series camera and is complemented by the FLIR Thermal Studio Pro software with Route Creator plugin, sold separately as an annual subscription. The complete routing bundle enables professionals to create and export custom inspection and pre-planned routes, ideal for large or multi-location electrical or mechanical projects.

Advanced thermal imaging

The new Exx-Series advanced thermal imaging cameras enable building professionals, inspectors, engineers, researchers, and facility maintenance personnel to do more than ever before with a handheld thermal camera,” said Rickard Lindvall, General Manager, Solutions Business at FLIR. “With improved thermal resolution and on-camera routing capabilities, the Exx Series can help our customers make better, informed decisions to complete the job