Jimmie Lenz

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Assessing the resiliency of investors against cryptocurrency market crashes through the leverage effect

By analyzing a large cross-section of cryptocurrencies, we document the absence of the leverage effect in this market.

| American Banker

How the SEC threw a wrench in bank regulators’ crypto custody efforts

Duke's Jimmie Lenz provides insight into the consequences of a new US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) ruling into how institutions should treat digital assets they hold in custody.

| Duke Today

Duke Engineering's Lenz on Why an NFT Makes for a More Secure Diploma

Students in Jimmie Lenz's Duke engineering courses on the Coursera online learning platform receive copies of their certificates as a Non-Fungible Tokens – or NFTs.


Crypto Dynamics During Market Downturns: Another DotCom Boom-Bust Cycle?

The article compares the present cryptocurrency phenomenon to the dotcom bubble of the late 1990s, and suggests that apparent parallels between the two may be exaggerated.


Bitcoin ETFs: Measuring the Performance of This New Market Niche

The first in a series of DAREC articles on Bitcoin ETFs, analyzing the problem of measuring performance of this new class of financial product and giving exposure to the world's most famous and capitalized cryptocurrency.

| E-Crypto News

Duke FinTech Master's Director Jimmie Lenz Talks About Duke’s NFT Program

After completion of a series of Duke courses on blockchain fundamentals offered on Coursera, students receive digital certificates in NFTs.

| Duke Engineering News

Duke Engineering’s FinTech Program Sends Certificates to Coursera Students as NFTs

Those who completed a sequence of courses on blockchain received certificates of completion in an appropriate form—as unique digital tokens

| LinkedIn

Beyond the Memes—How One NFT is Changing the Post-Student Experience

An educational credential issued as a nonfungible token (NFT) provides a simple, straightforward way for students and schools to utilize blockchain technology to make life a bit less stressful.

| The Motley Fool

Is Cryptocurrency a Good Investment?

Cryptocurrency is a good investment if you want to gain direct exposure to the demand for digital currency, while a safer but potentially less lucrative alternative is to buy the stocks with exposure to cryptocurrency.

| The Motley Fool

How to Invest in Blockchain Stocks

As a new technology with potential game-changing effects on the business world, blockchain is naturally garnering interest from the investment community. The Motley Fool seeks blockchain insights from Duke's Jimmie Lenz.

| Duke Government Relations

Advancing Tech – Aligning Policy on Cyber, FinTech and Crypto

Duke in DC hosted a congressional briefing which addressed many new technological threats faced in the United States.

| Duke FinTech

Coffee & Crypto Video Podcast: Season 2021, Episode 5

Duke's Jimmie Lenz and Lee Reiners discuss the promise and perils of settlement issues related to cryptocurrency trading.

| Duke FinTech

Coffee & Crypto Video Podcast: Season 2021, Episode 4

Discussion of the U.S. Senate version of the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill, and how issues surrounding cryptocurrency affected its debate and initial passage


FDIC Podcast: Engineering Financial Technology

A discussion with the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. about using engineering skills to generate innovation in banking and financial services

| All Things Digital Assets

Untitled Investment Talk Podcast: Duke's Jimmie Lenz on Crypto Derivatives

A discussion of the future of the global financial system in an extended interview

| Duke FinTech

Coffee & Crypto Video Podcast: Season 2021, Episode 3

How will traditional Wall Street enter the crypto space? Newsman Jack Speer joins the conversation.

| Duke FinTech

Coffee & Crypto Video Podcast: Season 2021, Episode 2

Are cryptocurrency prices too volatile to be used regularly as a medium of exchange at the retail level?

| Duke FinTech

Coffee & Crypto Video Podcast: Season 2021, Episode 1

What needs to happen to determine consistent, unmanipulated settlement prices?

| Medium

Are Cryptocurrency Exchanges the Next Iteration of an Exchange?

Cryptocurrency exchanges act as the broker, the exchange, the clearinghouse, and in many cases, the custodian—streamlined, and almost instantaneous.

| Medium

Yes, GameStop and Robinhood Will Change Things

Much of the hand-wringing over Robinhood’s activities around Gamestop can be seen in terms of the same thing—a quantification and transference of risk.