When Regulators Snoop, Crypto Markets Get Spooked

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Every time there is a threat of regulation or an actual regulation, the market prices of various cryptocurrencies usually plunge. It's a hex on your stock price. That is, when the SEC begins snooping around if a subsidiary is trading cryptocurrencies. 

Japanese Crypto Coincheck Exchange Hacked - Expect More Regulation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At most, investors and advocates should expect more regulation. and worldwide regulation of cryptocurrency specifically and blockchain technology in general, the Chamber of Digital Commerce has hired a lobbying firm. The hack of Japanese Mt.

Screaming Kids - Yes, Regulate Them Out Of Public Places

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We want regulations created about how long that screaming can go on before the child and caretaker have to be ejected from the scene. Since there are no regulations in-place, that disturbing behavior was allowed to continue. Supposed modern parents assume that it's "natural" for their kids to scream in public places. And that they are doing in restaurants, transportation facilities, and even libraries. Many members of society are not as tolerant.

Anonymous "Cyberbullying" - NY State wants to regulate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both the New York State House and Senate have bills which would create regulations about anonymous comments posted on sites on the Internet, reports Margaret Hartmann at  NEW YORK Magazine.

Financial regulators were 'party poopers'

Max Atkinson

Talking about the origins of the crisis, Nobel prize winner Joseph Stiglitz is explaining the origins of the crisis - when there was a party going on that got out of hand because the regulators didn't want to be 'party poopers'. Economics is a highly technical subject that can make it difficult for anyone trying to explain things like the recent financial crisis to a general audience.

How Obama Can Smoke Out Mitt: Call for Breaking Up the Biggest Banks – Robert Reich

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized "Barack Obama (US President)" "Mitt Romney (Businessperson)" Breaking banks Biggest financial regulation Robert Reich

Crisis Media Preparation – 6 Crucial Rules

Matt Eventoff

regulators warned West Virginia Coal Mine This week has been rife with examples of organizations that have had a rough go in the media. The week began with the social media storm surrounding GreenPeace, Sinar Mas and Nestle, playing out on Nestle’s Facebook fan page. There are new issues, a record fine and overall Washington troubles for Toyota (more on this here and here ). Front and center has been Massey Energy and the unspeakable tragedy unfolding in West Virginia.

Unmasking the Myths of Silicon Valley Innovation

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

She debunks the myth that innovation in Silicon Valley is a result of brilliant young minds (Jobs & Wozniak; Page & Brin) unfettered by regulations thriving in garages in a California […].

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Free Webinar tomorrow: Learn the Physiology of Information Overload

Beyond Bullet Points

How an effective presentation regulates the physiology of the audience. What you can do to start regulating your audience – and yourself. Have you ever wondered why your blood boils or you grow ice cold when you experience an overwhelming amount of information? There actually may be a physiological explanation, which heightens the need for getting it right when it comes to presenting information effectively no matter what tools you use.

Cryptocurrencies - South Korea Backs Off from Harsh Regulatory Position

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was primarily triggered by South Korea's regulations.  As Eli Meixler reports in Fortune , the nation's leaders are considering creating a licensing system which would regulate its cryptocurrency exchanges.

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Compliance - That's where the jobs are, including for ghostwriters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Increasingly, as a ghostwriter/speechwriter, I am doing assignments associated with regulations. Those range from explaining the regulation to lobbying against a certain proposed law. New York University School of Law has started a blog focused solely on the field of compliance.

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Bitcoin - Lobbyists, Public Relations Pros Understand Power of Regulatory Uncertainty

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it should have been expected that the perceived value of bitcoin would plummet as the world embraced that it as well as  other cryptocurrencies would be regulated. It's downright primitive. Fear of the unknown is the most terrifying form of angst.

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Global Crypto Players Get Smart about Public Relations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It has long been known in the cryptocurrency market that the future will be determined by regulations around the world. They're the ones advocating regulations for themselves.

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RISK - Of Course, That's Part of Investing in Cryptocurrencies (and it's big)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

there could be regulations which are game-changers. SEC head Jay Clayton indicated that he considered Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) securities and would regulate them as such. Throughout the history of capitalism, the threat of new regulations could spook investors.

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Renouncing U.S. Citizenship - The 2-Part Tax Story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

citizenship have had it with the complex and expensive IRS regulations. " In themselves those new regulations have made the struggle to protect assets from taxes more expensive to pull off.

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Brand Bitcoin - No Longer Megawatt

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" What could be spooking traders is that the threat of regulation hovers over the now-wild west territory of cryptocurrency. Of course, regulations will change the game. As an investment and a possible platform for everyday financial transactions, bitcoin may become solid.

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Speech quotation for the week

Pivotal Public Speaking

It’s regulated because it’s often effective speech. ~. ~ Advertising is speech. Jef I. Richards.

PR Representatives - Are they lobbyists?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Five PR agencies filed suit against the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics on Tuesday morning, seeking a temporary restraining order blocking the body from enacting regulations that would reclassify public affairs professionals as lobbyists." 

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Cryptocurrencies - Regulaton Coming, Predicts SEC Head Jay Clayton

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some contend that cryptocurrency couldn't and shouldn't be regulated.   However, he also predicted that digital currencies will be monitored and regulated as have traditional currencies. SEC head Jay Clayton does not agree.

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Cryptocurrency - Wild West, Way Internet Had Been

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since there is little regulation globally, this kind of scam is not illegal. Part of the solution could be to regulate cryptocurrency exchanges and markets. It's a $200 billion market. And essentially unregulated, just as early internet activities had been.

Presenter roles: What role do you play?

PowerPoint Tips

Perhaps employees are not following regulations and so you set up a presentation to show them why the regulations are important and the consequences of not following them. You want to persuade these employees to follow all of the regulations. As presenters, we play various roles.

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Those Cryptocurrency Exchanges - SEC Issues Warning to Investors

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eventually regulations will be put in-place. So, no surprise, when there is a new regulation enacted or threatened anywhere around the world, the price of crypto can drop. Until Cryptoland is regulated, reports Romain Dillet in TechCrunch , the SEC warns investors to be cautious.

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Bad Timing for Alleged Sexual Harassment at Amazon

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Increasingly, regulators in Europe and the U.S. If sexual harassment is proved, that could push open the door for regulators to check out what else might be going on. The "verdict" is in: Sexual harassment of females has been standard in the U.S. entertainment industry.

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New York City Streets - Suicide Lane for Yellow Taxi, Black Car Drivers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Uber and Lyft, which aren't subject to the same regulations, are eating not only their lunch but also their investment in taxi medallions.   Those old-line regulations dictate the amount of fares and the number of vehicles.

Uber Earns "Branding Points" During MTA Power Outage Delaying Subways

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This will earn it plenty of branding points with all its constituencies, ranging from riders to regulators. The weather is hot. With more hot to come. The city is on edge. And then the MTA power goes off. That delays subways for all lines.

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Drudge Report - Trumpism Triggers Confidence Surge among Small Businesses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After all, Trumpism advocates blowing up unnecessary regulation. And regulation not only impedes small business. The conservative Drudge Report links the boom in optimism among small businesses to Trumpism. The Drudge Report may be on he money.

2017 56

Robot Walks into Bar, Calls Human "Stupid" - The Legal Issues

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The nation of Estonia is  the pioneer in regulating that wild west technology niche: artificial intelligence (AI). On the books, there is little regulation, legislation, or litigation. 

2017 52

Uber - Public Opinion Not Only Voice in Room, Or Loudest

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Regulator of the taxi industry in London-Transport for London-made the decision not to renew Uber's license at the end of the month. They range from inadequate vetting of drivers to the Greyball software which blocks regulators. For Uber, London is a major market.

2017 52

In Technology We No Longer Trust (including crypto) - The Herzberg Effect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Until the end of the human race, the name "Elaine Herzberg" will appear in discussions of technology, state regulations, and liability in personal injury.   The matter of regulation also rears its head.

2018 52

Net Neutrality in Play - Tina Pelkey Spokesperson for FCC's Ajit Pai

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Blown up by the Trump Administration could be regulations mandating Internet Service Providers (ISPs) treat all data and all customers equally.  "Net Neutrality" is being threatened.

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Time Zones Matter - A Lot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As the followers of Donald Trump well know: Gov over-regulates. But some of the regulations we are stuck with, at least if we want to conduct business smoothly in an interconnected world.

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Post-Didi Acquisition - The World Might Stop Pushing Back on Uber

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Uber was a convenient target for regulators, those itching for class-action lawsuits, establishment taxi drivers, its own drivers, and social media gadflies to hate.

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Hey, Want a Good Tip on a Lawsuit - Investing in Litigation, Instead of Equities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Globally, the litigation financing industry currently is loosely regulated. Given the money-making potential, this niche is bound to be aggressive lobbyist to prevent excessive regulations. "In June the rules committee of the U.S.

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Silicon Valley Turns on Facebook - Totally Expected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, the scandal is putting the other six sisters also on the radar of regulators, investors, the media, and consumers.  They are known as The Seven Sisters.

2018 52

Tech - In Those Stocks We No Longer Trust (no surprise to the English majors among us)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Twitter is assessed as being the most vulnerable of the social networks to privacy regulations. It really was that  bad. Here is the coverage from The Wall Street Journal. Yesterday, because of regulatory uncertainty, tech stocks tumbled. Alphabet down 4.2%. Facebook down 4.9%.

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New on (unofficial) University Curriculum: Investing in (risky) Crypto

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He notes: "It certainly isn't allowed per Department of Education regulations since 'living expenses' must be related to education." Up to 1 out 5 university students could wind up homeless.

2018 52

Platiinum Hedge Hires Montieth for PR - Courts of Law/Public Opinion Intersect But Legal Outcomes Remain In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Embattled hedge fund Platinum Partners is relying on Monthieth & Company for PR support as it faces prosecutors and regulators amid accusations of a bribery scheme and fraud."

2016 56

Barbarians at the Gates - But Establishment Clinton aka Non-Establishment May Still Win

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

regulations and rules. Anti-establishment memes grip the world. The U.K. thumbed its nose at traditional leadership, as well as all those E.U. And many assumed that those barbarians at the gates would put populist player Donald Trump in the White House. Well, not so fast.

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Law Degree - Maybe Investing in Bitcoin Is Smarter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A month into matriculating at Harvard Law, an opportunity to ghostwrite a book on regulation was presented to me.   According to a new Gallup poll, only 23% of JDs assess that attending and graduating from law school was worth the financial investment. Here are more details from CNBC.

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Calmness -- innate or learned?

Speak Schmeak

According to a New York Times article , calmness in the face of stressful situations is linked to neuroticism levels and emotional regulation.

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