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    A Commitment to Bitcoin with Ric Edelman

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    Today on the podcast we are joined by Ric Edelman, the founder and chairman of Edelman Financial Engines and author of The Truth About Your Future. We also have our very own Cathie Wood join us for the conversation as we look at the current state of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, a decade after they emerged […]

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    A Closer Look at Facebook’s Libra and Calibra

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    Joining us on this episode are ARK analysts Yassine Elmandjra and Max Friedrich. Today we talk about the headlines that Facebook has made in recent months, particularly in relation to their plan to launch their own cryptocurrency in 2020. We discuss what Libra is and how it will be governed, what the role of the […]

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    May mARKet Update Webinar

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    May mARKet update Spotlight: the China Trade War, Uber’s IPO, and Bitcoin.   ‘mARKet update’ | What We Discovered This Month We invite you to join our 30-minute monthly webinar series presented by ARK’s Chief Investment Officer, Catherine D. Wood, and her teams of thematic analysts. The webinar offers a Q&A-based discussion on recent market […]

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    Evolving Narratives in the Crypto Space with Andreas M. Antonopoulos

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    On the show today we welcome Andreas M. Antonopoulos (@aantonop) to chat with us about his perspectives on the current crypto space, the contrasting developments of Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the massive role that design choices play in the future of these two currencies. We also welcome cryptocurrency analyst Arjun Balaji (@arjunblj) as a co-host […]

  • February mARKet Update Webinar

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    February mARKet update Spotlight: Mobile Payments, Maxwell Technologies, Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, & Spotify   ‘mARKet update’ | What We Discovered This Month We invite you to join our 30-minute monthly webinar series presented by ARK’s Chief Investment Officer, Catherine D. Wood, and her teams of thematic analysts. The webinar offers a Q&A-based discussion on recent […]

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    The Bitcoin Centralization Narrative with Yassine Elmandjra

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    In this episode we are joined by our very own crypto-analyst, Yassine Elmandjra, to talk about the idea that Bitcoin is becoming increasing centralized. This narrative has been growing over the last while with bigger entities supposedly controlling larger portions of the blockchain. Yassine shares his perspectives, ultimately showing that this argument has some serious […]

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    Cryptoassets – A review with Chris Burniske of Placeholder

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    On the show today we welcome Chris Burniske of Placeholder, a venture capital firm that invests in cryptoassets. Chris is a friend and former colleague of ours at ARK Invest and he will be discussing all the latest developments in the crypto space as well filling us in on Placeholder’s projects and founding ideas. Yassine Elmandjra […]

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    December mARKet Update Webinar

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    December mARKet update Spotlight: The Wall of Worry, Bitcoin’s Mining Death Spiral, CRISPR-Modified Babies, and Translating Genetic Data.   ‘mARKet update’ | What We Discovered This Month We invite you to join our 30-minute monthly webinar series presented by ARK’s Chief Investment Officer, Catherine D. Wood, and her teams of thematic analysts. The webinar offers […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 145: Autonomous Mobility, Chips, Digital Wallets, Mining, & CAR-T

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    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 145. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 144: Tesla, Mobile Payments, Bitcoin Mining Pools, & Gene Sequencing

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    Mentioned Companies: BABA, PCRFY, TCEHY, TSLA

    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 144. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 143: SpaceX, Autonomous, ITS World Congress, Cancer Detection, Meituan, Bitmain, & Paige.AI

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    Mentioned Companies: ALL, BRK.A, FB, GOOGL, GRPN, NVDA, PGR, STFGX

    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 143. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 142: Electric Air Mobility, Apple Watch, Fintech, & CRISPR

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    Mentioned Companies: AAPL, JD, NTLA, PYPL, V

    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 142. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 141: EVs, Nodes, Servers, Fintech, & Gene Editing

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    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 141. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 139: Tech Cost Declines, AI, Bitcoin, Fintech, & Micro Mobility

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    Mentioned Companies: AAPL, BABA, C, GOOG, IBM, MSI, PYPL, T, TCEHY, V

    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 139. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    August mARKet Update Webinar

    by | Market Insights Webinar

    August mARKet update Spotlight: The Wall of Worry, Tesla, and the Cryptocurrency Market.   ‘mARKet update’ | What We Discovered This Month We invite you to join our 30-minute monthly webinar series presented by ARK’s Chief Investment Officer, Catherine D. Wood, and her teams of thematic analysts. The webinar offers a Q&A-based discussion on recent market […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 128: Supercomputers, Cryptoassets, Batteries, & 3D Printing

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    Mentioned Companies: AUDVF, IBM, NVDA, SSYS, TSLA

    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 128. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 127: Internet Trends, Cryptoassets, Reusable Rockets, and Autonomous Taxis

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    Mentioned Companies: AMZN, FB, FCAU, GM, GOOG, SFTBY, TSLA

    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 127. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    May mARKet Update Webinar

    by | Market Insights Webinar
    Mentioned Companies: AMZN, CRM, GOOG, MSFT, NTLA, SSYS, TSLA

    May mARKet update Spotlight: Market Review, the yield curve, and companies investing in the future.   ‘mARKet update’ | What We Discovered This Month We invite you to join our 30-minute monthly webinar series presented by ARK’s Chief Investment Officer, Catherine D. Wood, and her teams of thematic analysts. The webinar offers a Q&A-based discussion […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 116: Gaming, Blockchain Technology, Autonomous Vehicles, & CRISPR

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    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 116. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    February mARKet Update Webinar

    by | Market Insights Webinar

    February mARKet update Spotlight: Market volatility, inflation, interest rates, and ARK’s point of view on the latest developments around bitcoin…   ‘mARKet update’ | What We Discovered This Month We invite you to join our 30-minute monthly webinar series presented by ARK’s Chief Investment Officer, Catherine D. Wood, and her teams of thematic analysts. The […]

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    $1,700? Even Bitcoin’s Bear Case Is Bullish

    by | Digital
    Mentioned Companies: GBTC

    As the first public asset manager to gain exposure to bitcoin at $250 through the Bitcoin Investment Trust,1 ARK Invest faced a number of questions and much ridicule in September 2015. Given our research-based conviction, and the knee-jerk reaction of skeptics, we knew we were on to something big! Ending a near cataclysmic slide from roughly […]

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    Big Ideas 2018

    by | Market Insights

    Since our founding in 2014, ARK Invest has had one focus: Disruptive Innovation. We define disruptive innovation as the introduction of a technologically enabled new product or service that is going to change the way the world works and make it a better place. Seeking to educate investors and innovation enthusiasts, ARK decided to publish […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 106: Hybrid Vehicles, Cybersecurity, Blockchain Technology, and CAR-T Therapy

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    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 106. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 105: Autonomous Cars, Electric Vehicles, Bitcoin, Insur-Tech, and Blockchain Technology

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    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 105. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 104: Autonomous Cars, Electric Vehicles, Cryptoassets, and CAR-T Therapies

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    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 104. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    December mARKet Update

    by | Market Insights Webinar

    December mARKet update Spotlight: Flattening Yield Curves, Bitcoin Futures, and more…   ‘mARKet update’ | What We Discovered This Month We invite you to join our 30-minute monthly webinar series presented by ARK’s Chief Investment Officer, Catherine D. Wood, and her teams of thematic analysts. The webinar offers a Q&A-based discussion on recent market developments, […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 103: Autonomous Taxis, Flying Cars, AI, Bitcoin, and CRISPR

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    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 103. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 102: Autonomous EVs, Bitcoin, AI, Gene Editing, and Israel

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    Mentioned Companies: AAPL, CRSP, GM, SGMO

    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 102. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 101: Electric Semis, Deep Learning, Bitcoin Purchases, and Digital Pills

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    Mentioned Companies: SQ, TSLA

    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 101. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    November mARKet Update

    by | Market Insights Webinar

    November mARKet update Spotlight: the Yield Curve, Bitcoin After the Segwit 2x Fork Cancellation, Autonomous Vehicles, and more…   ‘mARKet update’ | What We Discovered This Month We invite you to join our 20-minute monthly webinar series presented by ARK’s Chief Investment Officer, Catherine D. Wood, and her teams of thematic analysts. The webinar offers […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 100: Autonomous Cars, GPUs, Bitcoin, and Cells

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    Mentioned Companies: GM, GOOG, INTC, NVDA, TSLA

    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 100. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 97: Electric Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence, Bitcoin, and CRISPR

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    Mentioned Companies: BIDU, BMW, F, FB, GM, GOOG, TSLA

    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 97. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    August mARKet update: Bitcoin’s Blockchain Forked

    by | Market Insights Webinar

    August mARKet update Spotlight: Bitcoin’s Blockchain Forked with Chris Burniske   ‘mARKet update’ | What We Discovered This Month We invite you to join our 20-minute monthly webinar series presented by ARK’s Chief Investment Officer, Catherine D. Wood, and her teams of thematic analysts. The webinar offers a Q&A-based discussion on recent market developments, macro […]

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    July mARKet update: A Spotlight on Fintech and Financial Innovations

    by | Market Insights Webinar

    July mARKet update Spotlight: Fintech, Mobile Payments, and Financial Innovations   ‘mARKet update’ | What We Discovered This Month We invite you to join our 20-minute monthly webinar series presented by ARK’s Chief Investment Officer, Catherine D. Wood, and her teams of thematic analysts. The webinar offers a Q&A-based discussion on recent market developments, macro […]

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    Big Ideas 2017

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    Rooted in almost 40 years of experience, ARK Invest aims to identify large-scale investment opportunities resulting from technological change. We believe innovation is key to growth. From a broad spectrum of disruptive innovations, Big Ideas represents our annual breakout of technologies that we believe will accelerate significantly in the months ahead. Each section provides you with a brief introduction before illustrating […]

  • ARK Disrupt Issue 66: Bitcoin ETF, Payment Apps, Deep Learning

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    Mentioned Companies: AMZN, GOOG, INTC, MBLY, SQ, TSLA

    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 66. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    mARKet Update: ARK’s viewpoint on the Bull Market and the Bitcoin ETF

    by | Market Insights Webinar

      ‘mARKet update’ | What We Discovered This Month We invite you to join our 20-minute monthly webinar series presented by ARK’s Chief Investment Officer, Catherine D. Wood, and her teams of thematic analysts. The webinar offers a Q&A-based discussion on recent market developments, macro economics, and thematic investing in disruptive innovation. To register for […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 65: Bitcoin ETF, Deep Learning, 3D Printing, CRISPR

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    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 65. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    ARK Disrupt Issue 61: Automation, Robotics, Machine Learning, and Bitcoin

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    Mentioned Companies: BABA, BIDU, GM, GOOG, MSFT, TCEHY

    Please enjoy ARK Disrupt Issue 61. This blog series is based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders, and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in […]

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    Bitcoin’s Price Behavior: Why 2017 is Not the Same as 2013

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    A common but mistaken refrain is building that bitcoin’s price behavior of late has been a replica of the infamous late 2013 rise and crash. Certainly, a similar narrative could be spun: bitcoin breaks $1,000, the People’s Bank of China issues some comments that scare people, bitcoin crashes. But if a few marketplace characteristics are investigated, we think the […]

  • A Potential Use Case for Blockchain Technology Outside of Bitcoin

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    What is a potential use case for blockchain technology outside of Bitcoin? Listen to ARK’s Blockchain Products Lead, Chris Burniske, explain.   One promising use case for blockchain technology outside of Bitcoin is in healthcare. Right now in the U.S. we spend $3 trillion annually on healthcare; that’s almost 20% of our gross domestic product. […]

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    Blockchain Future States: Simon Denny’s Exhibit Investigates Ethereum, 21.co, and Digital Asset Holdings

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    Bitcoin, and therefore blockchain, was born as a phoenix from the ashes of near Wall Street collapse. A month after Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, an unknown entity by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto, released a white paper that would be core to the cryptocurrency and blockchain movement. Contemporary artist, Simon Denny, brings Bitcoin’s founding […]

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    How Blockchain Technology Can Enhance Electronic Health Record (EHR) Operability

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    In healthcare, information is not only private, it is proprietary. While doctors and patients yearn for a digital and unified patient health record, the infrastructure required to accomplish this doesn’t exist yet. A blockchain could be a public catalog of health records that references databases, fitness and medical devices, mobile phones, and laptops. It could […]

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    This week’s Innovation Takeaways from ARK’s Brainstorming

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    Mentioned Companies: AAPL, CPHD, GM, TSLA, Uber

    This is a blog series based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders and investors. It is designed to present you with the most recent innovation takeaways and to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in disruptive innovation. 1. Twitter’s Success […]

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    Ethereum May Be Undergoing Allopatric Speciation

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    It’s been an interesting few months for the Ethereum community between the DAO’s record crowdfunding, the infamous hack, and the eventual forking of the network. Ever since the fork, there have been two Ethereum chains: (1) Ethereum (ETH), which was altered to relieve the hacker of their funds, and (2) Ethereum Classic (ETC), which was […]

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    6 Takeaways from ARK’s Brainstorming: Solar City, Google Self-Driving Cars, Intel Enters AI, …

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    Mentioned Companies: GOOG, INTC, NVDA, SCTY, TSLA

    This is a blog series based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders and investors. It is designed to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in disruptive innovation. 1. The Allure of a Solar Roof This past week, on SolarCity […]

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    Drone Deliveries, Machine Learning, The Bitfinex Hack, and More Takeaways from Last Week’s Brainstorming

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    Mentioned Companies: AMZN, FB, GOOG, GSK, MBLY, TSLA

    This is a blog series based on ARK Brainstorming, a weekly discussion between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders and investors. It is designed to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on investing in innovation. 1. Commercial Drone Deliveries Are On the Horizon Both Google and Amazon  just […]

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    July mARKet update webinar – Spotlight: Industrial Innovation

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    Mentioned Companies: SCTY, TSLA

    ‘mARKet update’ is a 20 minute monthly webinar series presented by ARK’s CEO/CIO Catherine Wood and her teams of thematic analysts. It offers a Q&A-based discussion on recent market developments, macro economics, and thematic investing in disruptive innovation. July Spotlight: Industrial Innovation – Automotive Industry, Tesla, Energy Storage, SolarCity  

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    Markets Using Bitcoin as a Disaster Hedge

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    ARK Invest Blockchain Products Lead, Chris Burniske, sits down with CNBC to discuss markets using bitcoin as a disaster hedge in relation to the Brexit vote. “What we’ve been seeing with bitcoin, generally, is capital market investors are using it as a disaster hedge. We saw this in summer of last year with the Greek debt […]

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    5 Takeaways From Last Week’s Brainstorming

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    Mentioned Companies: BIIB, SCTY, TM, TSLA

    This is a blog series based on ARK’s weekly brainstorm between our CEO, Director of Research, thematic analysts, ARK’s theme developers, thought leaders and investors. It is designed to keep you engaged in an ongoing discussion on disrupitve innovation. 1. Tesla Bids To Acquire SolarCity Last week Tesla made a bid to acquire SolarCity. While Tesla is pursuing […]

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    Fintech Fizz? – A World Economic Forum Panel Discussion

    by | Digital

    Investors put a record $4.5 billion into financial start-ups in Asia last year, four times as much as the previous year. But how are disruptive business models and technology innovations transforming finance in Asia and the world? ARK Invest CEO/CIO, Catherine D. Wood addressed this topic during the ‘Fintech Fizz’ session at the World Economic […]

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    Bitcoin: A Significantly Investable Asset

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    Exploring Bitcoin As A New Asset Class 1/4 A excerpt of ARK’s white paper exploring bitcoin as the first of its kind in a new asset class—cryptocurrency—distinct from all other asset classes. In this article, we make the case that bitcoin is a significantly investable asset. ARK Invest and Coinbase define investability as providing ample liquidity […]

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    Bitcoin: Ringing the Bell for a New Asset Class

    by | Digital White Paper

    ARK Invest and Coinbase explore the merit of bitcoin as the first of its kind in a new asset class—cryptocurrency—distinct from all other asset classes. Universally, we think traditional asset classes must meet the requirement of investability. However, traditional asset classes then differ in their politico-economic features, correlation of price movements, and risk-reward profiles. In […]

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    Bitcoin and Ethereum: How Smart Contracts Work

    by | Digital
    Mentioned Companies: GOOG

    This article assumes a basic understanding of blockchain technology in order to fully understand how smart contracts work. Blockchain-based smart contracts have generated ample buzz recently as they could eventually build entirely autonomous organizations, enable self-regulated peer-to-peer insurance models, and facilitate the renting of all internet-connected-things. This article explores how smart contracts work. It provides […]

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    Bitcoin and Blockchain: Better Together

    by | Digital
    Mentioned Companies: AMZN, IBM, INTC, MSFT

    Adam Ludwin, founder of Chain.com, pointed out in an a16z podcast that people who say blockchain can exist without bitcoin are both completely correct and totally wrong. ARK’s view is the debate between Bitcoin and blockchain is misunderstood and overplayed, mostly due to its nascent nature, overlapping concepts and poorly understood jargon. Understanding the Bitcoin […]

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    Securing the Bitcoin Network – White Paper

    by | Digital White Paper

    Bitcoin has the potential to be disruptive in a way not seen since the development of the Internet. While the Internet decentralized the dissemination of information, Bitcoin and its underlying “blockchain” are decentralizing the securitization of information. Due to its decentralized design, however, there is no single entity guaranteeing Bitcoin’s long-term reliability. This white paper […]

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    ‘Silicon Alley’ Dissects Bitcoin | A Unique Bitcoin Panel Discussion

    by | Digital

    Bitcoin has the potential to be the biggest innovation since the Internet. On September 24, 2015 some of the brightest minds in economics, finance, technology and regulation came together during a bitcoin panel discussion to examine the disruptive innovation of bitcoin. (Bios of all panel members below)  Moderated by Brian Kelly (CNBC), the event ‘Silicon Alley’ Dissects Bitcoin offered a unique bitcoin panel […]

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    Bitcoin: A Currency | Investigating Bitcoin 5/5

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    Investigating Bitcoin 4 | 5  A series of articles investigating the disruptive potential of bitcoin and evaluating it as a currency. Technically, bitcoin could satisfy all three roles of money, as discussed in ARK Invest’s prior pieces in this series (bitcoin: A Means of Exchange, bitcoin: A Store of Value, bitcoin: A Unit of Account). Next […]

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    Bitcoin: A Unit of Account | Investigating Bitcoin 4/5

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    Investigating Bitcoin 3 | 5  A series of articles investigating bitcoin and its disruptive potential as a currency. To satisfy the third and final property of money, bitcoin must become a “measuring stick” for assets and liabilities: in other words, it must be fungibile. bitcoins’ digital equality within the blockchain does allow for mutual substitution, although […]

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    Bitcoin: A Store of Value | Investigating Bitcoin 3/5

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    Mentioned Companies: TWTR

    Investigating Bitcoin 2 | 5  A series of articles investigating the disruptive potential of bitcoin and evaluating it as a currency. As of August 1st, 2015, approximately 14.5 million bitcoins had been created which, at its US dollar exchange rate on that day of around $280 per bitcoin, implied more than $4 billion in stored value. […]

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    Bitcoin: A Means of Exchange – Investigating Bitcoin 2/5

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    Mentioned Companies: AMZN, DISH, EBAY, EXPE, MSFT, OSTK, WFM

    Investigating Bitcoin 1 | 5.  A series of articles investigating the disruptive potential of bitcoin and evaluating it as a currency. The software underlying Bitcoin enables bitcoin as an elegant means of exchange. In this article, “Bitcoin” refers to the open source, decentralized technology platform upon which “bitcoin”, the digital currency, depends. Like cash, transactions […]

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    Bitcoin: A Primer – Investigating Bitcoin 1/5

    by | Digital

    Few innovations have generated as much controversy and potential for worldwide economic transformation as have Bitcoin and bitcoin. Bitcoin is an open source, decentralized technology platform upon which bitcoin, the digital currency, depends. On August 1, 20151, the digital currency was priced at $280 per bitcoin, with 14.5 million units in circulation, $4 billion in […]

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    Centralization Drives Need for Bitcoin Network Changes

    by | Digital

    The Bitcoin community has been anxious lately about the centralization of the network’s computing power into large pools of miners. On June 13, the largest of these pools, GHash.IO, briefly represented more than half of Bitcoin network’s computing power. Any party controlling more than half of bitcoin production, or its hash rate, could abuse and […]

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    Cryptocurrencies Will Challenge Traditional Transaction Platforms and Monetary Policies

    by | Digital
    Mentioned Companies: DTV, EXPE, OSTK, WU

    Until cryptocurrencies surfaced seemingly out of nowhere, merchants and consumers seemed resigned to a 2.5-3% transaction toll with each credit or debit card purchase, while lower income individuals accepted the 8% remittance fee charged by companies like Western Union .  Now, those payment platforms are facing the threat that cryptocurrencies could usurp their roles as intermediaries. Cryptocurrencies such […]