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Cryptocurrency: New Business Model Implementations, Not for Amateurs

Business, Morris+D’Angelo, Portland Oregon, Trending, Video
The modern world of economics now includes cryptocurrencies where there are lagging, coincident and leading indicators. In the arena of new business model implementations, there are innovators, early adopters, the late majority and the laggards. In the stampede to understand (and hopefully take advantage) cryptocurrencies for financial gain (e.g. Bitcoin, LiteCoin, Ethereum, etc.), I’d suggest the leading indicator for you to be aware of might be that the innovators are cashing out at the expense of the early adopters. This past week when I was in New York City, I ...

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Our Road Map to Understanding the Pending Tax Reform

2017 Congress, Tax Reform, Wealth Preservation
Taxation in the USA is a delicate balance of social policy, fantasy economics, revenue raising, and a solid dose of political hope that it lasts long enough to get an incumbent re-elected without Accountability. Now we're on our way to understanding the Pending Tax Reform. Congress has just passed and has sent to the President a sweeping change in tax rules and regulations. There is a serious burden shift between corporate taxation and individual taxation. While ultimately only “people pay taxes” I have been on the record of being against this current legisla...

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Start Ups: The Start-Up is an Attitude, Not an Age

Daniel Morris, Founder, Oregon, Portland, Start-Up
Why is Your New Business is a Start-Up and My Old Business Not We all know young individuals who impress us as adolescents or pre-adolescents with how they behave and we also know some who are past 30-years of age who should know better and behave like infants and toddlers. Start-Ups and Attitude; Think Like a Founder A Start-Up is: 1 - Passionate 2 - Thinks and Serves Beyond Status Quo 3 - Modify the existing (traditional) Business Model associated with the enterprise that it serves Part One: Passion What are you doing about Changing and Evolving the DNA ...

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Cryptocurrency Fuels More Hype than Fear

Bitcoin hype, bitcoin, cybercurrency
Let me explain After a few short years of investing in cryptocurrency and preaching its gospel, it appears that some venture-capital experts are finally listening. Some may still believe that investing is driven primarily by “Greed and Fear”, at Morris+D’Angelo we view this as an old and misused concept; investing is not about greed, greed is a human constant and a commonly misused phrase. “Speculating” might be a better word to describe this old-fashioned motivation and notion (Greed and Fear). Investors exchange sweat, toil, money, ideas, Intellectual ...

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The Future of Tax Reform is a Long and Winding Road

Tax Reform, USA Tax, 2017 Tax Preparation, CPA
What are some of the things we should be thinking about? It will have hills and valleys and undulations and peaks, vistas, views and frustration We are a $20-Trillion economy; it’s difficult to model this We have obligations that we want to support, but we have to fund them We have a lot of demands on infrastructure What about civic services and humanities? This is a topic that’s been top-of-mind for us at Morris+D’Angelo for quite some time now. Here’s what we could reasonably know at this point in the discussion. Remember, beyond the uncertainty ...

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Money is the Lubricant of Commerce… or Is It?

Bitcoin, Commerce, Cryptocurrency, Money, Cash
Money is a funny thing. It means so much to so many. "Money is the lubricant of commerce." Or is it? Ever wonder what money is? Is it value? Is it merely paper or metal with old pictures and sayings on it? Does money change over time? Money for Commerce: I Have a Complex Wallet I am a world traveler. What is the real value of the dollars (or Pound Sterling, Swiss Francs, or Euros) in my wallet today? Why does a retailer (Business Owner) accept a piece of plastic with a bunch of numbers on it and then proceed to provide me with goods and services of my ...

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Equifax Hack

Equifax, Hack
Stop and Read What Morris+D'Angelo Advises for the Equifax Hack I have a strong feeling that you're aware of the latest security breach at one of the major credit companies you may have heard of, Equifax. Unfortunately for you and for me, these occurrences of security breaches or "Hacks" are seemingly becoming commonplace news. Why Would You Care The Information (Data) that was compromised would make it so that someone could, potentially, use that data to open accounts at financial institutions without your knowledge. What to do? Freeze You Accounts and then ...

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Virtual Currency: A Primer on Bitcoin and Why Bitcoin Matters

Bitcoin, Virtual Currency, Cryptocurrency, Virtual Payment
When our clients first began discussing Bitcoin a few years ago, I wasn't sure what they were talking about. I had never heard of Digital or Cryptocurrency. Fast forward a few years and these conversations have moved mainstream. I was sharing with my wife in Portland, Oregon the other day that Malls (Clackamas Town Center) now have Bitcoin ATM machines where people can purchase and exchange Bitcoins for other paper currencies or other paper currencies into Bitcoins. I wouldn't have imagined this 10-years ago. However, many of you remain unfamiliar with Bitcoin and its ...

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