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Posts Tagged ‘Stock’
Discover why countless investors and businessmen, including the Winklevoss twins, are becoming big supporters of virtual currencies at Inside Bitcoins on July 30 in New York. You'll hear from speakers like Charlie Shrem, Vice Chairman at Bitcoin Foundation, who runs one of the largest alternative payment companies. Every paid registrant will receive a Bitcoin paper wallet with 0.01 Bitcoin. Register before Thursday and save.
The much-lauded Twitter-based hedge fund by Derwent Capital Markets only traded for a single month before the company shut down all tweet-based operations – but they’re not done with Twitter yet.
Twitter is still a private company, and despite the rush of adrenalin that LinkedIn’s IPO and Facebook’s filing have given investors interested in social, it’s not likely to change that fact any time soon. Twitter has in place a limit on the amount of stock its employees and other shareholders may sell, limiting it to 20 percent of their shares. And not everyone is happy about this policy.
Unconfirmed rumors from Business Insider last week indicate that leading Twitter investor Kleiner Perkins is selling off Twitter stock on the secondary market – just months after making its investment.
Love him or hate him, 50 Cent is notorious for being a shrewed businessman. And nothing showcases this trait more than his latest move to bring his Twitter followers in on one of his investments. By sending out a few tweets recommending a certain stock (in which he owned shares), 50 Cent was able to push it up by $50 million in a single weekend.
Rumors are floating around today that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is conducting a probe into the private trading going on in companies like Facebook and Twitter. Twitter isn’t traded publicly, and the SEC wants to know more about the private deals that go on behind closed doors.