Shervin Pishevar is bullish on crypto but says ICOs are huge risk

Over the last five years, there has been a flurry of new cryptocurrencies coming on the market. Most of these new coins have been issued through the form of an ICO or initial coin offering. But there remain a number of pressing issues with the circulation of these new cryptocurrencies, their valuation and the overall legality of both owning them and participating in their issuance.

Shervin Pishevar is one of the leading figures in the world of fintech. He is the founder and CEO of Investment company, one of the most revered venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. He has also been a successful entrepreneur on his own, personally founding such companies as Virgin Hyperloop, WebOS and Social Gaming Network.

Shervin Pishevar has also been one of the loudest cheerleaders for Bitcoin while also serving as a voice of reason on the realities of initial coin offerings.

Even one egg may be too much for the basket of cryptos

The main message that Shervin Pishevar wants to get across is that ICOs and many of the new coins that they represent may be extremely risky from a variety of different perspectives. First, Shervin Pishevar says that cryptocurrencies, including tokenized assets, are very likely to ultimately be ruled to be securities. He says that the Securities and Exchange Commission is already vigorously investigating the surge of ICOs that have recently taken place. And Shervin Pishevar warns that the agency is very likely to take action against some or even all of the recent coin offerings and everyone involved in them.

He says that this could put investors at serious risk as the SEC is known for using strong measures, including the dreaded claw back, to recover funds that were lost by certain classes of investors and indemnify them. Pishevar says that these tactics are likely to be used in the case of ICOs, especially those that involved any form of outright theft or fraud. He says that people who believe that they fairly earned money in those transactions are at serious risk of having their profits confiscated and redistributed to the losers.

Shervin Pishevar’s 50 Point Tweet Storm

Shervin Pishevar is a well-known investor and someone who has been looked to in the past for sound advice. He served as an advisor to Uber for several years and was even appointed to a committee by Pres. Barack Obama to help decide which young Americans will receive Fulbright’s each year. He got his start in the Silicon Valley area and has invested in big companies like Airbnb.


The last he was heard from on Twitter was in mid-December when he announced that he would be resigning from a venture capital fund he helped cofound and direct. After looking at the 50 points that he tweeted out in just a matter of 21 hours, it seems like when a crash is loud enough, a bear can be awakened from hibernation. Shervin Pishevar sent out all of these points in response to a steep dip in the stock market. Shervin Pishevar feels that it is going to continue to decline by another 6,000 points in the coming months.


Not only does Shervin Pishevar have ominous predictions for the US stock market, but he has dark predictions for bigger funds and big companies in the United States. He said that whenever the market tanks, CTA/managed future funds get taken out. He warned that big companies like Amazon and Apple will see a decline in their influence and may even completely fall. He says these big companies are built on monopoly frameworks and should fall as it is the way that evolution works.


Shervin Pishevar has a globalist perspective. He pointed out that the idea of the American dream and entrepreneurship have now spread around the world. Talented individuals no longer need to come to the United States to get their ideas going. While this is good for other countries, it creates unstable conditions in the US market. He warns that inflation will spread and describes underemployment is a systemic economic stasis.


These are not new ideas that Shervin Pishevar has expressed. In the past, he has been known to fight for a more open and transparent society. He feels that the economic system in the United States needs to be built from the ground up and should not have as much volatility.