According to the New York Times, Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan were charged with conspiracy to launder billions of dollars worth of Bitcoin.Credit. Questions: What was the Bitfinex hacking? What was the role of the complex shuffling of Bitcoin by the couple in the fraud in January 2017? When the government executed a search… Read more »
Posts Tagged: social media
What’s your following worth?
According to The New York Times, as the coronavirus continues to disrupt lives and livelihoods, influencers are offering free money to Instagram followers and gaining a lot more in return. Questions: What are popular personalities paying fans to do? Where does the cash come from? Although the cash offers on Instagram may look like lifelines… Read more »
Turn your passion into your business
Elizabeth Finkelstein grew up in a historic home and watched her parents restore it. Now she is turning what she knows (and her passion) into a business. Questions: What is the name of her business and what does it do? What are the 3 tips she gives everyone, who want to follow their passion? What… Read more »
A new manipulation of stock
Kamilla Bjorlin, actress appearing in movies with Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins, as well as countless lesser roles, is now looking at possibly her biggest role in defending herself against SEC charges against a modern “pump-and-dump” scheme. Questions: 1. According to the SEC complaint, what was Bjorlin’s firm’s role in driving up the stock of… Read more »
How can you fire Snoopy? Curse you Red Baron!
According to the New York Times, The “Peanuts” character, one of the most recognizable figures in American pop culture, is being retired after more than 30 years of appearing in print ads, TV commercials, marketing materials and on the sides of MetLife’s blimps at sports events. Questions: 1. What don”t brand consultants like about Snoopy?… Read more »
CostCo Woes: Maybe or Maybe not?
Costco started to transition from American Express to Visa as its exclusive credit card partner in June. As a result, delays and confusion have only gotten worse nearly two months later! Questions: 1. What were some of the biggest problems they faced? 2. Who is the issue of the new Costco Anywhere Visa and what… Read more »
Can you Alter what the Internet says about you? Ask UC – Davis.
To improve the reputation of the University of California, Davis, and its Chancellor, Linda P.B. Katehi, after the November 2011 pepper spraying of students, the university contracted with consultants for at least $175,000 to scrub negative online Internet postings about the incident. Questions: 1. Explain what percentage the strategic communications budget increased by from 2009… Read more »
Aporkalypse? Not So.
A bacon shortage was part of the headlines this week as a result of a September 20 press release from Britain’s National Pig Association, a trade group that describes itself as “Fighting for the growth and prosperity of the British pig industry.” While the pork industry is currently under serious stress, the reality is that… Read more »