The Art of Crypto Mining

A conversation with Fred Thiel

Fred Thiel, born in 1960, is an American business executive and the current CEO of Thiel Advisors and Marathon Digital Holdings. His rich career has seen him serve as CEO of GameSpy, Local Corporation, and Lantronix, with the latter experiencing significant revenue growth and an initial public offering under his leadership. Thiel has also served on the boards of various technology companies and was the managing partner of the software group at Triton Pacific Capital Partners from 2007 to 2012. Since 2013, he has headed Thiel Advisors, advising organizations on value creation strategies. Additionally, Thiel is multilingual and a frequent speaker on digital trends and the transformation of industries by the "Internet of Things”.

Ahead of the Curve

A conversation with Jan van Eck

Jan F. van Eck, CEO of Van Eck Associates Corporation, has a distinguished career in financial services, joining the firm in 1991 and leading its Executive Management Team since 1998. An industry innovator, van Eck established the firm's ETF business in 2006, making it one of the world's largest ETF sponsors. With a knack for predicting asset classes and trends, his strategies span strategic beta, tactical allocation, emerg-ing markets, and commodities. A Stanford Law graduate and Williams College alum, he is also a director at the National Committee on United States-China Relations and a regular contributor to CNBC and Bloomberg Television..

A true Market Wizard

A conversation with Peter L. Brandt

Peter L. Brandt entered the commodity trading business in 1975 with ContiCommodity Services, a division of Continental Grain Company. From 1976 through 1979, Peter handled large institutional accounts for Conti, including Campbell Soup Company, Oro Wheat, Godiva Chocolate, Swanson Foods, Homestake Mining and others. In 1980, Peter founded Factor Trading Co., Inc. In his capacity as CEO, Peter was primarily engaged in trading proprietary capital.

In 1990, Peter published his first book, titled Trading Commodity Futures with Classical Chart Patterns. In 2011, John Wiley and Sons published Peter’s 2nd book, Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader. The book became Amazon’s #1 ranked book on trading for 27 weeks. His first book, Trading Commodity Futures with Classical Chart Patterns, was published in 1990, is considered a classic by many traders.