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4 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Cryptocurrencies

Nov 20, 2020
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In this episode of 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙮 𝙈𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙪𝙢, host Tom Kennedy chats about bitcoins and cryptocurrency with Kris Maksimovich, president and founder of Global Wealth Advisors. Topics covered include the history of bitcoin, how it works as an investment, how blockchain polices transactions, overall security, and the broad variety available for investors.

For additional information, please check out our article: The Rise of Cryptocurrencies and watch for additional experts to appear on this podcast.

This podcast is intended strictly for educational purposes only and is not a recommendation for or against cryptocurrency.

Guest Bio: Kris Maksimovich, AIF®, CRPC®, CRC®

Kris Maksimovich formed Global Wealth Advisors in 2008 and serves as the company’s president. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri where he graduated from Oakville Sr. High School. Though calling the Dallas area home since 1999, he remains a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan. His proprietary 3P Planning Approach© relies on a partnership philosophy and focuses on reaching a client’s financial dreams today and in retirement. Since it was founded, GWA has continued to thrive and expand with offices around the Dallas, Houston and Midland areas.

Kris is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™,  Certified Retirement Counselor, has passed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification exam and is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary ®. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, and 66 securities registrations with Commonwealth Financial Network ® and is a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

Host Bio: Tom Kennedy, CFP®

Tom joined Global Wealth Advisors in our Houston, Texas office in 2018 and became a managing partner in 2021.  With over a dozen years of experience, he serves as our host of Your Money Momentum, a GWA podcast on financially related topics.  He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification which is awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.  In a partnership between Columbia University’s Earth Institute and Alliance Bernstein, he also earned the Climate Change and Investment Academy Certificate.  In 2021 he was elected to serve on the board for United Against Human Trafficking where he assists the nonprofit with business planning, fundraising, and providing trafficking survivors with the financial skills necessary to reduce risk of revictimization.  He holds the FINRA Series 6, 7, 63 and 66 securities registrations with Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Advisor.

About Cryptocurrencies: Find it Fast

Basics– 1:40
Blockchain vs. bitcoin– 4:26
Security– 10:20
Longevity– 12:10
Investment in–17:51
Resources– 22:00


Music: PWISBYRuff

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