Alt Blend is where we combine less-conventional investments with forward-thinking perspectives on the world beyond stocks and bonds. Welcoming investors of any experience level, we’ll create a concoction of all-things Alts, including fundamentals of alternative investments, the role they play in the ever-changing environments we encounter, and a wide range of topics you aren’t likely to hear about in regular market news. Whether you’re a newcomer to Alts or a veteran private-market investor, there is sure to be something in store for you at the Blend.  

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The Future is Off the (Block)Chain!

Blockchain technology isn’t just a more efficient way to settle securities. It will fundamentally change market structures and maybe even the architecture of the Internet itself

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Crypto Dip-Toe – Part 9: deCRYPTOlemy

Today we’ll wrap up this initial crypto adventure by contemplating what may be on the horizon for crypto and blockchain

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Crypto Dip-Toe – Part 8: Stable on the Label (continued)

Since today’s update is just continuing a conversation from Part 7 (as I couldn’t fit it all into one edition), this may be the first …

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Crypto Dip-Toe – Part 7: Stable on the Label

Volatility is often cited as a significant challenge for cryptocurrencies – and rightly so! If crypto eventually plays a role as day-to-day money in the future (as one potential use case), it will need to be stable.

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Crypto Dip-Toe – Part 6: Into the Ether

“There is nothing more helpless and irresponsible than a man in the depths of an ether binge.” -Hunter S. Thompson (in Fear and Loathing in …

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Crypto Dip-Toe – Part 5: Proof-of-Work

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson In the …

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Crypto Dip-Toe – Part 4: ProDigital ConCurrency (of Digital Currency)

“The true currency of life is time, not money, and we’ve all got a limited stock of that.” -Robert Harris It never hurts to have …

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Crypto Dip-Toe Part 3: A (Digital) Currency Caper

“Bitcoin and digital currency is just this thing that was always going to happen.” – Tyler Winklevoss The digital currency movement (including Bitcoin) is undoubtedly …

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About the Author

Steven Tresnan, CAIA®, CFP®

Private Wealth Advisor

Steve is a Certified Financial Planner as well as a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst®. He is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary, which helps him offer guidance to clients with fiduciary responsibilities, such as board members of trusts, foundations, and endowments. Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University.

Steve serves on the board and finance committee of New Music USA – a national nonprofit devoted to the development and appreciation of new music in the U.S. – and volunteers as the Treasurer for Campus Fun & Learn, a child development center on the campus of Rockland Community College in New York.