Author Archives: mattwardbc

A 250% return in a semester

If you had a spare $4630.73 laying around on August 30th, the first day of ISYS 6621: Social Media and Digital Business, it would have been an extremely wise decision to invest that money in Bitcoin. You would be rewarded with over a 250% increase in value and a modest $7,000 profit if you were […]

Robin Hood: investing on the go

Launched in March of 2015, the mobile investing platform Robinhood has quickly gained a usership of over 3 million individuals and has completed stock trade transactions in the billions of dollars. The company was created by Biju Bhatt and Vladimir Tenev with the goal of giving young adults a platform in which they could participate […]

MVMT- Reviving the Watch

Watches were thought to be a thing of the past. Starting a watch brand that specifically targets millennials in 2013, the same year as the 5th installation of the iPhone, would seem like an outlandish business idea destined for failure. Jake Kassem, one of the founders of MVMT, is quoted in a recent New York […]

Love’em or Hate’em: Barstool Sports

Started by Dave Portnoy in 2003, Barstool Sports has grown from a print magazine, distributed by hand to bars around the Boston area, to a one of the most influential sports media companies in the world. They have transitioned into a massive player on social media with their own account @barstoolsports and @oldrowofficial, having 2.9 […]

How Sneakerheads were born

When I was a freshman in high school, I waited in a line for five days just after school got out. I wasn’t waiting for the new iPhone, I was sitting outside to buy a single pair of sneakers. Size 10 or size 14, it didn’t matter to me, I simply had to get my […]

Bitcoin Today: International Threats and Opportunity

On September 1st, the value of Bitcoin, an online digital currency, hit an all time high of $4,950.72. Bitcoin has skyrocketed in value almost 870% in one year since September 1, 2016.¬†While this peer to peer online currency has only been in circulation since 2009, created by an unknown individual using the name Satoshi Nakamoto, […]

Instagram started my business

I am admittedly a huge Instagram fanatic. I am one of those weird people who actually loves the popular page and will constantly check it as much as my feed itself. Instagram allows me to constantly immerse myself in my passion, fishing. I understand that this is the case for nearly everyone with an Instagram […]