Interview https://www.benzinga.com/views/taxonomy/term/125566 en Brooklyn Nets Point Guard Looks To Break New Ground In NBA With Tokenized Contract https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/19/09/14453379/brooklyn-nets-point-guard-looks-to-break-new-ground-in-nba-with-tokenized-contract <p>Have you ever wanted to invest in an NBA player&#39;s future? It might be possible in the upcoming season.&nbsp;</p> <p>Spencer Dinwiddie, a Brooklyn Nets point guard, is planning to securitize his NBA contract in the form of a digital token asset tied to his three-year, $34 million contract extension.</p> <p>The decision would allow Dinwiddie to raise money upfront, as opposed to waiting three years to be paid out in full, and investors would be paid principal plus interest over the course of the deal.</p> <h3>The Deal</h3> <p>Dinwiddie is planning to start his ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/19/09/14453379/brooklyn-nets-point-guard-looks-to-break-new-ground-in-nba-with-tokenized-contract alt=Brooklyn Nets Point Guard Looks To Break New Ground In NBA With Tokenized Contract>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Brooklyn Nets Cryptocurrency Darren Heitner Fox Business Spencer Dinwiddie Bonds Sports Markets Interview General Cryptocurrency Bonds Sports Markets Interview General Benzinga Sat, 21 Sep 2019 18:59:32 +0000 Brett Hershman 14453379 at https://www.benzinga.com Invstr, STEAM16 Partner To Increase Financial Literacy, Awareness Among Young People https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/19/09/14466868/invstr-steam16-partner-to-increase-financial-literacy-awareness-among-young-people <p><a href="https://invstr.com/">Invstr</a>, an investment education app, in partnership with STEAM16, a New York City-based youth organization, has released a shortlist of 25 finalists in the Stock Market Tracks financial literacy competition.</p> <h3>How It Started</h3> <p>Ron Livingston, the founder and CEO at STEAM16, is&nbsp;encouraging kids to embrace science, technology, engineering, art&nbsp;and mathematics. He partnered with&nbsp;Invstr&nbsp;founder and CEO Kerim Derhalli in leveraging rap music to positively impact the financial well-being of younger generations.</p> <p>Cognizant of the fact that younger generations of the African American community do not invest at the same rates as other Americans, STEAM16 set out to address disparities and &ldquo;encourage young African Americans to familiarize themselves with concepts surrounding the stock market through the powerful language of hip hop,&rdquo; Livingston said in a <a href="https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190604005255/en/Leading-Investing-App-Invstr-Announces-Rap-Competition">press release</a>.</p> <h3>How It Works</h3> <p>Invstr&nbsp;provided STEAM16 with different terms related to stock market investing.</p> <p>&ldquo;Some of the words are stocks, shares, sectors, commodities, cryptocurrency, going short and ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/19/09/14466868/invstr-steam16-partner-to-increase-financial-literacy-awareness-among-young-people alt=Invstr, STEAM16 Partner To Increase Financial Literacy, Awareness Among Young People>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Cryptocurrency Financial Literacy Fintech Invstr STEAM16 Stock Market Tracks Education Markets Interview General Cryptocurrency Fintech Education Markets Interview General Benzinga Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:37:51 +0000 Renato Capelj 14466868 at https://www.benzinga.com Next Green Wave's CEO On Seed-To-Sale Business Plan, M&A Opportunities, Carey Hart Partnership https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/19/09/14432861/next-green-waves-ceo-on-seed-to-sale-business-plan-m-a-opportunities-carey-hart-partnership <p><em><strong>By<a href="http://www.benzinga.com/author/javier-hasse"> Javier Hasse</a> and<a href="https://www.benzinga.com/author/natan-ponieman"> Natan Ponieman</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>While <strong>Next Green Wave Holdings </strong>(OTC: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/nxgwf#OTC">NXGWF</a>) has been around for a while, it first caught our&nbsp;attention when the company announced it has<a href="https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/19/03/13372028/pot-stocks-etfs-top-news-and-data-from-the-cannabis-industry-this-we"> finalized</a> a $27-million deal to acquire the consumer products goods and extraction leader SD Cannabis.</p> <p>Only a few months later, the company came out with an exclusive cannabis product line with influential illustrator and artist <strong>Junkyard&nbsp;</strong>in July.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;Our team is excited to finally launch a premium brand with NGW and SDC. We have been looking for a partner that has the same aesthetic and attention to detail in their craft. It has been a fantastic process working alongside their team. Look out soon for products in California legal dispensaries,&rdquo; the artist<a href="https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/19/07/14036209/the-week-in-cannabis-canopy-growth-trims-bruce-linton-congressional-hearings-on-ending-marijuana"> told Benzinga</a>.</p> <p><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/85odATwtpqHckGDAtMZsSm1XMLjl8PBeeOjJNEwYVZJFpIPZqY6q9fYa3_2h44LGgfQg7aO6iQdabsK2bXx8RleoDgs96hvZ6J4NM_KjM6Xto5V6uLtDYRtjGDMviCJRXbSQBJ2v" style="height:624px; margin-left:0px; margin-top:0px; width:624px" /></p> <p>Just a few weeks after that, Next Green Wave said it was<a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/javierhasse/2019/08/15/carey-hart-cbd/#632c9210755d"> partnering up with Carey Hart</a>&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;a well-known professional freestyle motocross competitor married to famed musician P!nk &mdash;&nbsp;to launch Hartluck, an all-natural CBD line.</p> <p>Interested in learning more about the company, Benzinga sat down with the company&rsquo;s CMO Ryan Lange, to discuss the vertically integrated full-service cannabis producer based in Coalinga, ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/19/09/14432861/next-green-waves-ceo-on-seed-to-sale-business-plan-m-a-opportunities-carey-hart-partnership alt=Next Green Wave&#039;s CEO On Seed-To-Sale Business Plan, M&amp;A Opportunities, Carey Hart Partnership>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Cannabis Carey Hart Junkyard NXGWF PINK SD Cannabis Exclusives Markets Interview NXGWF Cannabis Exclusives Markets Interview Benzinga Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:42:29 +0000 Benzinga Cannabis 14432861 at https://www.benzinga.com Meet DoubleBlind, The New Magazine Focused On Psychedelics https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/19/09/14452647/meet-doubleblind-the-new-magazine-focused-on-psychedelics <p>The <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/19/06/13937978/with-psychedelics-access-expanding-is-a-cannabis-like-market-on-the-horizon">psychedelics market is growing</a>, as more jurisdictions legalize or decriminalize different form of them.</p> <p>In this context, Shelby Hartman and Madison Margolin are launching <strong>DoubleBlind</strong>, a biannual print magazine and digital media company focused on psychedelics.</p> <p>Contributors around the world will share stories ranging from South America&rsquo;s ayahuasca tourism industry to the trend of microdosing in Silicon Valley, to groundbreaking research at leading universities.</p> <p><em>Related Story:<a href="https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/19/09/14381941/johns-hopkins-launches-research-center-to-study-whether-psychedelics-can-help-with-anorexia-depr">Johns Hopkins Launches Research Center To Study Whether Psychedelics Can Help With Anorexia, Depression</a></em></p> <p>But this is not a magazine about pointless acid trips; it&rsquo;s about &ldquo;the depression epidemic, the corporatization of medicine, and the aching people feel for spirituality or some other collective sense of meaning&mdash;all presented in visually compelling, rigorous long-form features, poetry, art, and ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/19/09/14452647/meet-doubleblind-the-new-magazine-focused-on-psychedelics alt=Meet DoubleBlind, The New Magazine Focused On Psychedelics>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> acid Ayahuasca Cannabis CNBS DoubleBlind HMLSF LSD Madison Margolin MJ Psychedelic Shelby Hartman Shrooms THCX YOLO Health Care Exclusives Markets Interview General MJ THCX HMLSF YOLO CNBS Cannabis Health Care Exclusives Markets Interview General Benzinga Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:33:00 +0000 Javier Hasse 14452647 at https://www.benzinga.com Making History: Private Iowa College Attempts To Change Higher Education Pricing Landscape https://www.benzinga.com/general/education/19/09/14457561/making-history-private-iowa-college-attempts-to-change-higher-education-pricing-landscape <p>Venture into the middle of the Iowa prairie and you&rsquo;ll find a private college that may swiftly shift the debate about the costs of college on a national scale.</p> <p>Central College in Pella, Iowa, announced a $20,000 tuition cut that takes effect in fall 2020.</p> <p>The liberal arts college, which serves approximately 1,100 undergraduates, is lowering tuition from $38,600 to $18,600 for the fall 2020 academic year.</p> <p>The total 2020 published cost, with room and board &mdash;$10,280 &mdash; now totals $28,880. Last year, Central&rsquo;s published price with tuition, room and board was $48,880.</p> <h3>&#39;Tuition Price Is A Barrier&#39;</h3> <p>The landmark drop brings clarity to a price-sensitive national market and attempts to eliminate the &ldquo;sticker shock&rdquo; that most prospective students and families encounter. In the past, the college offered copious amounts of financial aid and scholarships in order to mitigate the pinch that families feel and shore up its enrollment numbers.</p> <p>But many families see the high &ldquo;sticker&rdquo; price and quickly look elsewhere, never even bothering to find out how much aid they might be able to obtain, or how much they might have to actually pay, said Ken Redd, the senior director of research and policy analysis at the National Association of ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/general/education/19/09/14457561/making-history-private-iowa-college-attempts-to-change-higher-education-pricing-landscape alt=Making History: Private Iowa College Attempts To Change Higher Education Pricing Landscape>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Central College Ken Redd Mark Putnam Education Top Stories Exclusives Interview General Education Top Stories Exclusives Interview General Benzinga Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:29:37 +0000 Melissa Brock 14457561 at https://www.benzinga.com A Chat With Adam Johnson, The Optimist Behind The Bullseye Brief Investment Report https://www.benzinga.com/federal-reserve/19/09/14425273/a-chat-with-adam-johnson-the-optimist-behind-the-bullseye-brief-investment-report <p>In an interview with Benzinga, Adam Johnson of Bullseye Brief, a platform for trading insights, talked about leveraging American ingenuity to get ahead in the markets.</p> <h3>About Adam Johnson</h3> <p>Johnson was a pre-med student at Princeton University when he was convinced by his economics professor, Alan Blinder &mdash; the former vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve &mdash; to change his major to economics.</p> <p>He began his finance career at Merrill Lynch before moving to ING Furman Selz and Louis Dreyfus to trade futures, equities and equity options.</p> <p>He later anchored at Bloomberg, interviewing executives, heads of state and Nobel laureates.</p> <h3>The Why</h3> <p>&quot;I&rsquo;m an optimist by nature. There is something very exciting to me about American ingenuity, as a theme, and that&rsquo;s really where I focus: people and companies that are changing the world,&quot; Johnson told Benzinga.</p> <p>He said he leverages data-driven insights to increase clarity in the investment space.</p> <p>For far too long, investors lacked the proper knowledge on where to look and what to look for when investing, in Johnson&#39;s view. He aims to publish detailed analysis&nbsp;in one central location, touching on macroeconomic developments as well as actionable trades.</p> <h3>Bullseye In Brief</h3> <p>Launched in 2016, Bullseye is aimed at exploring people and companies changing the world.</p> <p>&quot;The objective is not to just put up money-making numbers, but to do a little story telling; to uncover great companies,&quot;&nbsp;Johnson said. &quot;If I can find a company that has a great story, with some data that supports ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/federal-reserve/19/09/14425273/a-chat-with-adam-johnson-the-optimist-behind-the-bullseye-brief-investment-report alt=A Chat With Adam Johnson, The Optimist Behind The Bullseye Brief Investment Report>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Adam Johnson Alan Blinder Barron's Bloomberg Bullseye Brief LNG NLTX Exclusives Interview LNG US16411R2085 NLTX US6541451018 Exclusives Interview Benzinga Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:11:38 +0000 Renato Capelj 14425273 at https://www.benzinga.com Started As An Accident, The Penny Hoarder Has Become One Of The Trailblazers In Personal Finance https://www.benzinga.com/fintech/19/09/14452876/started-as-an-accident-the-penny-hoarder-has-become-one-of-the-trailblazers-in-personal-finance <p>If you&rsquo;ve googled a personal finance question in the last nine years, you&rsquo;ve probably come across The Penny Hoarder.</p> <p>Founded in 2010 by Kyle Taylor as an outlet to talk about money, the site has grown into one of the most successful online personal finance resources, with 12-17 million unique readers per month according to the site.</p> <p>But according to Taylor, the creation of The Penny Hoarder was entirely an accident. Speaking with Even Financial Founder &amp; CEO Phill Rosen during a fireside chat at FinCon2019, a conference for personal finance content creators, Taylor said that what he had really wanted to do was to work in politics hoping to become the next Josh Lyman (the erratic but lovable deputy chief of staff in the hit show &ldquo;The West Wing&rdquo;).</p> <p>Instead, he was a 25-year-old with $50,000 in credit card and student loan debt working on a new campaign with no money saved. Facing three weeks until his first paycheck, he had his &ldquo;rock bottom moment.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I was really really embarrassed by it,&rdquo; he said. &lsquo;It was so embarrassing that I would turn my phone over so my team and friends wouldn&rsquo;t see my collectors calling.&rdquo;</p> <p>Ashamed at the state of his finances but unable to confide in even his closest friends, Taylor opened a free Blogspot site, figuring it would ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/fintech/19/09/14452876/started-as-an-accident-the-penny-hoarder-has-become-one-of-the-trailblazers-in-personal-finance alt=Started As An Accident, The Penny Hoarder Has Become One Of The Trailblazers In Personal Finance>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Even Financial FinCon2019 Fintech Kyle Taylor News Phill Rosen The Penny Hoarder Entrepreneurship Movers & Shakers Success Stories Startups Small Business Personal Finance Interview General News Fintech Entrepreneurship Movers & Shakers Success Stories Startups Small Business Personal Finance Interview General Benzinga Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:19:51 +0000 Spencer Israel 14452876 at https://www.benzinga.com Most Cannabis-Infused Beverages Suck, Says One Famed Critic https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/19/09/14437112/most-cannabis-infused-beverages-suck-says-one-famed-critic <p><em><strong>A conversation with Warren Bobrow, Author of &quot;Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails &amp; Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzzworthy Libations.&quot;</strong></em></p> <p>Ask anyone in cannabis what the future of the industry is and they&rsquo;ll tell you it lies in the wide world of products beyond buds and joints: from the potential of CBD to revolutionize the beauty and healthcare industry to the gummies and chocolates expanding the popularity of marijuana, cannabis consumption is poised to explode.</p> <p>One way to consume cannabis remains controversial even within the industry, even if it is also seen as loaded with potential: Beverages.</p> <p>The beverage industry, fueled by large alcohol-producing corporations like <strong>Molson Coors</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/tap#NYSE">TAP</a>) and <strong>Anheuser Busch Inbev NV </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/bud#NYSE">BUD</a>), is dumping billions of dollars into joint ventures with cannabis producers, hedging their bets in case legal marijuana cuts too deep into their market share. As <em>The Verge </em>reports, <a href="https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/30/18639829/weed-beer-drinkable-marijuana-cannabis-drinks-alcohol">cannabis-infused beverages</a> &ldquo;make up a mere 2 to 3 percent of total sales&rdquo; in legal adult-use markets, but that hasn&rsquo;t stopped Anheuser-Busch InBev from putting down $50 million on <strong>Tilray Inc </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/tlry#NASDAQ">TLRY</a>), and <strong>Constellation Brands</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/stz#NYSE">STZ</a>) from dropping $4 billion into <strong>Canopy Growth Corp </strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cgc#NYSE">CGC</a>).</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll find today&rsquo;s crop of cannabis-infused beverages labeled as wines, beers, teas, and sodas infused with THC, CDB and other terpenes. Despite the names, most of these drinks don&rsquo;t actually contain alcohol. They&rsquo;re <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/nickkovacevich/2019/04/15/drink-up-the-next-frontier-in-cannabis-is-beverages/#4ccdbf3b78d5">being positioned as the &ldquo;health and wellness&rdquo; versions</a> of some of our nation&rsquo;s favorite vices.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://cdn2.benzinga.com/files/u82070/hero-image.png" style="height:380px; width:660px" /></p> <p><a href="https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/aey385/what-mixing-weed-and-alcohol-does-to-your-mind">Mixing alcohol and marijuana</a>&mdash;commonly known as a &ldquo;crossfade&rdquo;&mdash;produces a unique sensation that science has yet to definitively say is safe or dangerous. While big corporations aren&rsquo;t willing to bottle beer and buds together, the two are not uncommon to consume together, albeit separately. Mixing the two in a single concoction takes a deft palate.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s a select few who have committed to perfecting the cannabis-infused cocktail. One of them is Warren Bobrow, author of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Cannabis-Cocktails-Mocktails-Tonics-Buzz-Worthy/dp/1592337341"><em>Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails &amp; Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzzworthy Libations</em></a><em>, </em>among other books. Shaker in hand, Bobrow is looking to mix up the way we think about cannabis-infused beverages.</p> <p>For Bobrow, that comes down to reprogramming American palates. &ldquo;Consumers are frightened by change,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;They are served sweet cocktails, sweet soda, sweet food, well- sweet everything. I don&rsquo;t make sweet drinks, nor do I ask others to create cannabis infused beverages that are one dimensional, out of balance&hellip; and sweet! Drinkables are not like edibles. They hit ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/19/09/14437112/most-cannabis-infused-beverages-suck-says-one-famed-critic alt=Most Cannabis-Infused Beverages Suck, Says One Famed Critic>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Amanda Chicago Lewis BUD Cannabis Cannabis Beverages Cannabis Cocktails Cannabis Cocktails Book Cannabis Mocktails Cannabis The Verge CBD CGC DRINK UP STONERS Hemp marijuana News STZ TAP TLRY Warren Bobrow weed beverages weed drinks Markets Interview General STZ US21036P1084 TAP US60871R2094 BUD US03524A1088 CGC TLRY US88688T1007 News Cannabis Markets Interview General Benzinga Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:42:45 +0000 Andre Bourque 14437112 at https://www.benzinga.com Eric Krull On SmileDirectClub IPO: 'They Don't Make Money' https://www.benzinga.com/news/19/09/14430358/eric-krull-on-smiledirectclub-ipo-they-dont-make-money <p>Investors in <strong>SmileDirectClub Inc </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/sdc#NASDAQ">SDC</a>) had a reason to grin Friday.&nbsp;</p> <p>Shares in the home-teeth straightening company were starting to come back after getting hit&nbsp;badly by what appeared to be an overpriced opening on the stock&rsquo;s first day on the market Thursday.</p> <p>The shares were up more than 10% on Friday after dropping 28% on the first day of trading for the newly public company, one of the five worst <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/news/ipos">openings</a> of the year.</p> <p>SmileDirectClub opened trading on the Nasdaq at $23 a share before quickly dropping. On Friday, it was trading back above $18. The stock was trading down 0.41% at $18.60 at the time of ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/19/09/14430358/eric-krull-on-smiledirectclub-ipo-they-dont-make-money alt=Eric Krull On SmileDirectClub IPO: &#039;They Don&#039;t Make Money&#039;>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Eric Krull News PreMarket Prep SDC techcrunch Unicorns IPOs Top Stories Media Interview SDC News IPOs Top Stories Media Interview Benzinga Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:13:02 +0000 Dave Royse 14430358 at https://www.benzinga.com Webull CEO Anthony Denier Talks About The Burgeoning World Of Commission-Free Investing https://www.benzinga.com/fintech/19/09/14430422/webull-ceo-anthony-denier-talks-about-the-burgeoning-world-of-commission-free-investing <p><em><a href="https://www.benzinga.com/fintech-focus/podcast/">Benzinga&#39;s Fintech Focus Podcast</a>&nbsp;features conversations with the biggest names in fintech. Subscribe to the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.benzinga.com/fintech-focus/newsletter/">Fintech Focus newsletter</a>&nbsp;to get a roundup of industry news delivered to your inbox weekly, and check out upcoming programming at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.benzinga.com/fintech-focus/events/">Benzinga events</a>.</em></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="150" src="https://app.stitcher.com/splayer/f/248543/63890084" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p>In this episode of the Fintech Focus podcast, we talk with Anthony Denier, CEO of Webull Financial, a free trading app from the minds of former <strong>Alibaba Group Holding Ltd&nbsp;</strong>(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/baba#NYSE">BABA</a>) team members.</p> <p>Webull started out in China as a market data app and quickly gained a following. After it hit more than six million downloads in its first 18 months, its founders decided to expand to the U.S. market as a broker-dealer with no fees and no account minimums. Webull has tried to set itself apart from other free trading offerings by offering more information and functionality within the app, from technical indicators to insider activity to advanced order types.&nbsp;</p> <p>We speak with Denier about the zero commission landscape in the U.S. and if this world is big enough for multiple commission-free platforms.</p> <p>Listen to our interview with Denier <a href="https://audioboom.com/posts/7368738-anthony-denier-ceo-webull">here </a>and read some of ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/fintech/19/09/14430422/webull-ceo-anthony-denier-talks-about-the-burgeoning-world-of-commission-free-investing alt=Webull CEO Anthony Denier Talks About The Burgeoning World Of Commission-Free Investing>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Anthony Denier BABA Fintech Fintech Focus podcast Webull webull financial Movers & Shakers Success Stories Startups Markets Tech Interview General BABA Fintech Movers & Shakers Success Stories Startups Markets Tech Interview General Benzinga Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:35:11 +0000 Nick Esquer 14430422 at https://www.benzinga.com The Reinvention Of Mike Tyson: How He's Rewriting His Story With Cannabis https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/19/09/14431807/the-reinvention-of-mike-tyson-how-hes-rewriting-his-story-with-cannabis <p><strong id="docs-internal-guid-767481f9-7fff-6826-2b0b-0765950b7824">By <a href="https://news.weedmaps.com/2019/09/the-reinvention-of-mike-tyson-how-hes-rewriting-his-story-with-cannabis/">WeedMaps News</a>&#39; </strong><strong>Robert Kachelriess, provided exclusively to <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/cannabis/">Benzinga Cannabis</a>.</strong></p> <p>Mike Tyson hasn&#39;t had a professional fight since 2005, but the strength in his handshake suggests the former boxing champ still packs plenty of power in his fists. Yet Iron Mike is focused on another sport these days.</p> <p>Melted into the pillows of a couch, he was watching the U.S. Open. His daughter is a serious tennis player and Tyson often brings her to watch the pros in person. &ldquo;We just left this place,&rdquo; he said without shifting his eyes away from the TV.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Tyson was hanging out in a second-floor office at&nbsp;<a href="https://weedmaps.com/dispensaries/the-source-2-4" rel="noopener" target="_self">The+Source</a>, a dispensary in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, Nevada, where the &ldquo;baddest man on the planet&rdquo; also owns a home. The 53-year-old is about to head downstairs for a public appearance to celebrate the release of his&nbsp;<a href="https://tysonranch.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">Tyson Ranch</a>&nbsp;cannabis products at a growing&nbsp;number of dispensaries&nbsp;in Nevada.</p> <p>Until now, the line was exclusive to the&nbsp;<a href="https://weedmaps.com/dispensaries/planet-13-las-vegas-strip" rel="noopener" target="_self">Planet 13 cannabis superstore</a>, where it quickly became a top seller.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Tyson Ranch isn&#39;t a vanity project. The brand operates under Ranch Companies, founded by Tyson and CEO Rob Hickman. The once-menacing boxer is a daily fixture in the El Segundo, California, headquarters and actively involved in business operations. Signature products include&nbsp;<a href="https://dwiink.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">Dwiink</a>, a bottled,&nbsp;cannabidiol (CBD)-infused beverage&nbsp;with a name that plays off Tyson&#39;s famous lisp; and&nbsp;<a href="https://tysonranch.com/tyson-product/the-toad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">The Toad</a>, a&nbsp;strong indica strain&nbsp;that tests at&nbsp;nearly 37% THC&nbsp;and&nbsp;43% total cannabinoids. It&#39;s a Tyson Ranch exclusive.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We didn&#39;t grow that, but we found the guy who did,&rdquo; said Kevin Bell, chief operating officer of cannabis and hemp operations. &ldquo;Show us the lab test. &hellip; If Mike likes it, we&#39;re selling your product.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://news.weedmaps.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Mike-Tyson-with-DWiiNK-Beverage-at-TheSource.jpg" style="height:371px; width:660px" /></p> <p><em>Mike Tyson promotes his Dwiink cannabidiol (CBD)-infused beverage at The+Source, a dispensary in Henderson, Nevada, where Tyson also has one of his homes in the Las Vegas suburb. (Photo courtesy of The+Source)</em></p> <p>THC products by Tyson Ranch are currently available throughout California and Nevada with plans for distribution in Colorado, Washington, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma in the near future. CBD products are&nbsp;<a href="https://weedmaps.com/learn/laws-and-regulations/" rel="noopener" target="_self">available in 46 states</a>&nbsp;with a global presence quickly ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/19/09/14431807/the-reinvention-of-mike-tyson-how-hes-rewriting-his-story-with-cannabis alt=The Reinvention Of Mike Tyson: How He&#039;s Rewriting His Story With Cannabis>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Cannabis MIke Tyson News Robert Kachelriess WeedMaps News Markets Interview General News Cannabis Markets Interview General Benzinga Sun, 15 Sep 2019 16:58:45 +0000 WeedMaps News 14431807 at https://www.benzinga.com Meet StockHoot, An Intermediary For Novice Investors And Professional Traders https://www.benzinga.com/fintech/19/09/14416895/meet-stockhoot-an-intermediary-for-novice-investors-and-professional-traders <p>Jitesh Parikh, the co-founder and COO of <a href="https://www.stockhoot.com/">StockHoot</a>, an analytics and trading insight platform for the masses, discussed leveraging technology and crowdsourced intelligence to deliver actionable insights for investors in an interview with Benzinga.</p> <h3>About StockHoot</h3> <p>StockHoot was born out of a vision to leverage tech and financial markets know-how to increase returns for the average investor.</p> <p>The company runs a service that lets traders share actionable trading insights with other users.</p> <p>&ldquo;The platform is free&nbsp;for all. You can follow traders and get email alerts for trade ideas &mdash; whether it&rsquo;s an opening trade or a closing trade &mdash; with all the details on why they opened the&nbsp;trade and why they closed it,&rdquo; Parikh said.</p> <p>StockHoot also has a paid subscription service that compensates ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/fintech/19/09/14416895/meet-stockhoot-an-intermediary-for-novice-investors-and-professional-traders alt=Meet StockHoot, An Intermediary For Novice Investors And Professional Traders>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> AAPL AI AMTD Fintech Jitesh Parikh Optionshouse stockhoot Exclusives Interview AAPL US0378331005 AMTD US87236Y1082 Fintech Exclusives Interview Benzinga Fri, 13 Sep 2019 17:55:42 +0000 Renato Capelj 14416895 at https://www.benzinga.com Exclusive: Canopy Growth Co-Founder Bruce Linton On His Next Steps, Says 'I'm Cheering For Entrepreneurs' https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/19/09/14423015/exclusive-canopy-growth-co-founder-bruce-linton-on-his-next-steps-says-im-cheering-for-entrepren <p>The July decision by <strong>Canopy Growth Corp</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cgc#NYSE">CGC</a>) <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/19/07/14026394/bruce-linton-tells-cnbc-he-was-terminated-from-canopy-growth">to oust </a>co-founder and then-CEO Bruce Linton sent shockwaves through the cannabis industry. The ever-present entrepreneur did not shy away from the limelight after his sacking.</p> <p>In the days after his departure, he made the media rounds, explaining he thought he had more time to grow Canopy. A board comprised mostly of <strong>Constellation Brands, Inc.</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/stz#NYSE">STZ</a>) executives felt otherwise.</p> <p>Since then, many have speculated about what&rsquo;s next for Linton. He spoke to Benzinga in the days leading up to the Ontario Grow Up conference, where he was a keynote speaker.</p> <p>The cannabis exec said he&#39;s spent nine weeks doing fact-finding: &quot;running all over various parts of the world doing due diligence to be sure I understand what the hell is going on.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://benzingacannabisconference.com/"><strong><em>Click here</em></strong></a><strong><em> for more information about the upcoming Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference Oct. 22-23 in Chicago.</em></strong></p> <h3>&#39;We Won The Super Bowl&#39;</h3> <p>As the market has speculated, Linton confirmed he has eyes on the U.S. market. The entrepreneur mentioned a desire to increase his visibility by involving himself with at least one U.S. state and MSO.</p> <p>Per his contract with Canopy, Linton cannot involve himself in Canadian ventures for two years. Linton, 51, told Benzinga he wouldn&rsquo;t enter the Canadian ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/19/09/14423015/exclusive-canopy-growth-co-founder-bruce-linton-on-his-next-steps-says-im-cheering-for-entrepren alt=Exclusive: Canopy Growth Co-Founder Bruce Linton On His Next Steps, Says &#039;I&#039;m Cheering For Entrepreneurs&#039;>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Bruce Linton Canada Cannabis CGC Ontario Grow Up Ruckify STZ Top Stories Exclusives Markets Interview STZ US21036P1084 CGC Cannabis Top Stories Exclusives Markets Interview Benzinga Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:00:27 +0000 Andrew Ward 14423015 at https://www.benzinga.com LA Chargers Announce 'Chargers Lux,' A Premium Membership Program For Suite Owners https://www.benzinga.com/news/19/09/14423784/la-chargers-announce-chargers-lux-a-premium-membership-program-for-suite-owners <p>The <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/news/17/09/10003485/chargers-entrance-into-la-market-weighs-on-rams-ticket-prices">Los Angeles Chargers</a> are trying to leverage the entertainment opportunities available in their new home for premium ticket holders with the launch of Chargers Lux.</p> <h3><strong>What Is It?</strong></h3> <p>The service is promoted as a first-of-its-kind membership program that the team says will change the premium sports packages landscape, by engaging premium ticket holdings beyond ten games a year and deliver benefits year round.</p> <p>Chargers Lux will connect suite owners to the Los Angeles scene through exclusive access to hospitality, business and entertainment benefits year-around at no additional cost, and will include access to Spring Place, ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/19/09/14423784/la-chargers-announce-chargers-lux-a-premium-membership-program-for-suite-owners alt=LA Chargers Announce &#039;Chargers Lux,&#039; A Premium Membership Program For Suite Owners>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Chargers Lux Jesse Lawrence Los Angeles Chargers TicketIQ Sports Interview General Sports Interview General Benzinga Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:23:32 +0000 Brett Hershman 14423784 at https://www.benzinga.com Crypto Spotlight: Delta Expands Its Holistic Portfolio Management Tool https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/19/09/14415996/crypto-spotlight-delta-expands-its-holistic-portfolio-management-tool <p>Nicolas Van Hoorde, the co-founder and CEO of Delta, discussed in an interview with Benzinga how the portfolio tracker for <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency">digital assets</a> and fiat currencies helps with portfolio management and trade analysis.</p> <h3>How It Started</h3> <p>Delta was started in 2017 after the company&#39;s founders noticed their traditional savings accounts were costing them money, Van Hoorde said.</p> <p>&quot;We were relatively young when we wanted to start investing in different venues. We looked into stocks and crypto.&quot;</p> <p>Van Hoorde said he noticed at the outset that the cryptocurrency market was extremely scattered.</p> <p>&quot;With a traditional broker, normally you are able to buy virtually any stock in the world. With crypto, if you wanted to buy coin A or coin B, you would have to go to exchange X. If you wanted coins C and D, you would go to exchange Z.&quot;</p> <p>The founders ran into an early portfolio management solution, Blockfolio, ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/19/09/14415996/crypto-spotlight-delta-expands-its-holistic-portfolio-management-tool alt=Crypto Spotlight: Delta Expands Its Holistic Portfolio Management Tool>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Bitcoin Cryptocurrency delta Nicolas Van Hoorde Exclusives Markets Interview Cryptocurrency Exclusives Markets Interview Benzinga Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:10:15 +0000 Renato Capelj 14415996 at https://www.benzinga.com