In 2014, Marc Andreessen, the famous Silicon Valley’s venture capitalist, listed blockchain technology as the most important invention since the Internet itself.
And if watching where savvy institutional investors place their bets is any indication of future potential, it looks like he may be right.
Blockchain technology is arguably the hottest trend in modern finance.
According to CoinDesk nearly 200 VC firms have invested more than $800 Million dollars in blockchain companies since 2012.
And startups and VC’s aren’t the only ones all excited about blockchain either, well established mainstream companies are also investing heavily in Blockchain technology projects as well.
Just last month 13 more banks joined the coalition of leading names looking to take blockchain technology to the mainstream financial sector.
Bank of America, BNY Mellon, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Citi, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, National Australia Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, SEB, Societe Generale and Toronto-Dominion Bank have all joined founding members of the partnership, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Credit Suisse, and Barclays.
With so much buzz around betting on blockchain, it’s no wonder that Main Street investors are now asking themselves how they can join Wall Street and Silicon Valley and invest in this technology in order to enjoy a piece of the profits from this ‘next tech revolution’.
In just a moment, we are going to highlight a few ways Main Street investors can jump on the Blockchain boom, but first, let’s hit the blockchain basics.
What is Blockchain?
Blockchain is a foundational technology, like TCP/IP, which enables the Internet. And much like the Internet when it first started, we don’t know exactly how Blockchain will evolve, but it will.
At it’s most basic level, The Blockchain is a secure transaction ledger database that is shared by multiple parties participating in an established, distributed network of computers. It records and stores every transaction that occurs in the network.
How Blockchain Works
The mechanics of Blockchain are this: As people transact in a Blockchain ecosystem, a public record of all transactions is automatically created. Computers verify each transaction with sophisticated algorithms to confirm the transfer of value and create a historical ledger of all activity. The computers that form the network that are processing the transactions are located throughout the world and most importantly are not owned or controlled by any single entity. The process is real-time, and much more secure than relying on a central authority to verify a transaction. Once a blockchain transaction has been recorded, it is almost impossible to change.
Blockchain essentially eliminates intermediate third-party transaction verifiers such as auditors, legal services, payment processors, brokerages and other similar organizations.
For this reason, Blockchain is a potential game changer with huge potential.
There’s no question that the potential number of uses for Blockchain is big and just like the internet of the 90s, what we are thinking now may be only the tip of the iceberg.
Investing In Blockchain
There are a few ways to get involved in Blockchain investing. Your options depend on how much risk you’re looking to take and what kind of upside you are looking to reap.
A lower risk play is investing in the stocks of any of the major financial services companies that are increasingly experimenting with blockchain technology to improve the services they are able to offer clients at the same time as reducing costs.
Improving the customer experience while reducing costs is a sure fire way to improve earnings which will ultimately bring in buyers over the long haul.
If you believe in the revolutionary potential of blockchain and are willing to accept more risk in exchange for higher returns, invest in stocks who are pure Blockchain technology plays.
Global Arena Holding Inc. OTC:GAHC
Global Arena Holding Inc. is an early mover in the blockchain and digital currency ecosystems space and more of a Blockchain “Pure Play”.
To date, GHAC has acquired a stake in Blockchain Technologies Corporation, a New York city blockchain and cryptocurrency software technology company and startup accelerator with applications already under development.
- An advanced digital cryptocurrency exchange
- A Bitcoin to Cash ATM
- A solution for smart contracts
- Verifiable source code for voting machines
Speaking of voting machines, GAHC acquired Global Election Services (GES) a company that provides comprehensive election services to labor unions, co-operatives, condominiums and others. The GES team, has overseen over 7,000 elections involving more than 40,000,000 voters since 1981.
Since the acquisition in the Q1 of 2015, GES has generated upwards of $500,000 in revenue. This was a brilliant move by the Global Holdings management team as they now have a vehicle to roll out Blockchain voting solutions developed by Blockchain Technology Corp.
With Global Arena Holdings trading near .07 a share, and experts estimating the global Blockchain market could be worth hundreds of billions of dollars, aggressive investors may want to take a closer look at GAHC.
For more information on GAHC click here: GAHC Corporate Website
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