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28Jan/18Off

Malcolm CasSelle Plans to Change the Gaming Market

Malcolm CasSelle has plans for the future of cryptocurrency, and it involves blockchains. A former graduate of MIT and Stanford, with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science, CasSelle has key management positions in web-based investment firms for years. Starting in 1995 with NetNoir, a company he co-founded, CasSelle took part in the AOL Greenhouse Program. Later, working for firms in China, CasSelle took part in Groupon’s venture with Tencent, a gaming and messaging company.

Presently he is the acting CIO for OPSkins, a company that leads in-game asset sales globally. He is also the president of Worlwide Asset eXchange, a soon-to-be-launched P2P network that deals in trade and sales of online content. OPSkins is also a global leader in the merchandising of bitcoins. This puts CasSelle in a unique place to have some say over the future of cryptocurrency.

Cryptocurrency, like bitcoins, are digital assets that can be used as alternative forms of real currency. Smartphone games deal in them, as well as most games currently leading the charts in the gaming market. Most cryptocurrency is restricted to the specific game it is designed for, although some are used for trade in other markets. When bitcoin decentralized it was the first time digital currency actually showed a return of investment. Now merchants like OPSkins, experts like CasSelle, major businesses, and private investors are examining cryptocurrency markets like never before. As the gaming market has utilized in-game currency for years, many see it as the next step in cryptocurrencies evolution. Unfortunately, most game developers are staying away. Chief reason among them the fact that an open market can only exist if it is decentralized. Unfortunately, decentralized markets are risky ventures as they are dogged with fragmentation and fraud.

The innovation of blockchains changes all that. CasSelle’s company WAX will use blockchains to create smart lists that ensure safety, protection, and validation. The widgets will guarantee that every transaction is 100% legitimate, opening unrestricted trade for gamers everywhere.

5Jul/17Off

Why Madison Street Capital Has Such A Great Reputation With Its Clients

Madison Street Capital is a large investment bank whose services are directed at middle market firms and major corporations.  The firm is based in Chicago but has been the middle man for transactions all across the globe.  The man who founded Madison Street Capital is CEO Charles Botchway who was also with Houlihan Smith & Company, Inc before it closed down in 2011.  Botchway has been responsible for the positive outlook on Madison Street Capital reputation and was interviewed by Ideamensch to find out more about his background.

 

Botchway told Ideamensch that he formed the idea for the company because he felt the middle markets lacked the funding for various corporate transactions that he believed were fundamental to the US economy.  He finds the technological advantages firms like his can have nowadays allow them to enter the globalization arena.  One of the reasons he believes Madison Street Capital has grown the way it has is because the company offers bits of advice to clients that they might not get for free with any other firm, and through that tactic many clients have referred Madison Street Capital to others.  Botchway has made the company one of the most reputable in the M&A service.

 

Madison Street Capital has so many clients that span across a diversity of industries that include pharmaceutical, retail, energy both in traditional and alternative areas, telecommunications, and finance and banking.  Fundamental to their services is the way they help clients raise capital through partnerships with other investment banks, private equity firms, investors and credit groups.  During merger and acquisitions, the company offers both sell-side advisory and buy-side advisory to guide clients through the regulations that entail selling a business.  Madison Street Capital can also guide executives through business exit strategy phases and wealth planning and endowments for future beneficiaries.

 

Madison Street Capital is credited with helping Ares Security Corporation find a buyer for its minority recapitalization restructuring and through that they've been able to recover profitability.  Madison Street Capital also helped Pearl Human Health Ltd. fund a high-tech hospital opening in India through a partnership with Henry Ford Health.  They are the award winners of a Restructuring Deal of the Year and M&A Deal of the Year given by The M&A Advisor.

 

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