Tag: Disruptive Tech

How to Invest in the Esports Revolution

16-year-old Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf from Pennsylvania celebrates winning the Fortnite World Cup1 Fortnite, the free-to-play, multi-faceted online video game, has taken the gaming world by storm since its debut in 2017.  Quite simply, Fortnite pits 100 empty-handed players against each other on a virtual island, as they battle to be the last person standing.  Originally… Read more »

IPAY Commentary Q1 2019

ETFMG Prime Mobile Payments ETF IPAY 2019 Q1 Commentary

Executive Summary Two of the largest mergers in mobile payments history were announced in the first quarter. In January, Fiserv announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire First Data in an all-stock deal with a value of approximately $22 billion. In March, Fidelity National Information Services agreed to buy Worldpay for about $35… Read more »

ITEQ Commentary Q1 2019

ITEQ 2019 Q1 Commentary

Executive Summary The biggest news in the Israel Technology space in Q1 2019 was the 12/31 announcement of Nvidia (NVDA)’s $6.9 billion acquisition of Mellanox Technologies (MLNX), designer of and developer of high-performance interconnected products. Rumors of the acquisition began circling late last year as Nvidia faced competition from Xilinx and Intel, who also expressed… Read more »

HACK Commentary Q1 2019

ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF HACK 2019 Q1 Commentary

Executive Summary In January, what has been called the largest leak of personal information ever was found by a security researcher. Called “Collection #1,” the database contained over 773 million unique email addresses and 21 million unique passwords. A review determined the database had email addresses and passwords from over 2000 previous breaches and an… Read more »