Ari Paul

Ep.32: How Do You Profit from Cryptocurrencies? | a Look at Risks and Opportunities with Crypto Fund Manager Ari Paul

  Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address   In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with crypto fund manager Ari Paul. Ari is co-founder and CIO of BlockTower Capital, a hedge fund focused exclusively on the cryptocurrency space. Before his move into cryptocurrencies, Ari was a portfolio manager for the University of Chicago’s $8 billion …

Ben Friedland

How Technology is Advancing Networking and Accountability in Commercial Real Estate | Vice Chairman & Co-Head of CBRE’s Alternative Investments Practice

  Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address In this Market Forces segment of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Ben Friedland, Vice Chairman and Co-Head of CBRE’s Alternative Investments Practice (AIP), an industry-specific practice group focused on advising private equity firms, hedge funds, and other Alternative Investment companies on their real estate strategies throughout New York City …

chris burniske

Ep.31: How Do You Value a Cryptocurrency? | Chris Burniske on Cryptoeconomics and Financial Models

  Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address How do you value a cryptocurrency? What are cryptoassets? Can economic and financial models help us build a framework for appraising them? In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Chris Burniske. Chris is a co-founder of Placeholder, a New York venture firm that specializes in cryptoassets. Prior to …

bitcoin tax

How Do Governments Tax Bitcoin? | Advice from a Crypto Tax Accountant on Like-Kind Exchange, Bitcoin Tax Filings, and the IRS Tax on Bitcoin

  Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address How do governments tax bitcoin? In this Crypto Forces segment of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Mark DiMichael, a forensic accountant with Citrin Cooperman, who specializes in the Bitcoin tax implications for cryptocurrencies. In this conversation, we define what constitutes a taxable event in bitcoin, ethereum, and other altcoins …

Protests in Iran

Ep.29: What’s Behind the Protests in Iran? A Conversation with Hooman Majd on the Forces Driving Change Across the Greater Middle East

    Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address   In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with Iranian-American writer and political commentator, Hooman Majd about the 2017 protests in Iran. How do we interpret the Iranian protests within the wider political, social, cultural, and financial dimensions of the greater Middle East? Hooman Majd is an …

Demetri Kofinas

Distributed Ledger Technology and the Promise of Consensus | Power, Money and Governance in the 21st Century

In this Christmas Day release of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas addresses questions related to a documentary released by Mike Maloney about hashgraph and the promise of distributed ledger technology. Demetri was featured prominently in Part 2 of the documentary, which included reference to the Hashgraph Founders panel put together by Hidden Forces in early-to-mid October of 2017. How can a …

Gary Shilling

Ep.27: What Will Be the Economic Impact of Tax Cuts and Deregulation on the American Economy? | Economist Gary Shilling on Decades of Deflation

Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address Gary Shilling Forecasts the Economic Impact of Tax Cuts and Deregulation on Treasuries and the US Economy. In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with economist Gary Shilling, who famously called the bottom in what has become a 36-year bull market in US Treasuries. He is the author of numerous books …

Climate Change

Ep.26: Climate Science, Climate Models, and Climate Change. What Is Driving The Earth’s Warming? | NASA’s Gavin Schmidt

Join Our Mailing List Full Name Email Address What Is Driving the Earth’s Warming? How Accurate Are the Climate Science Community’s Climate Models? What Are the Predictions for Climate Change in the 21st Century? Weather is the prototypical complex system. Edward Lorenz, one of the pioneers of chaos theory, was a meteorologist. So why is climate change so controversial? In this episode …