Disclaimers and disclosures

Last updated 12/05/2017

Twitter is a challenging medium for a manager of an investment firm, since the character limit makes standard disclaimers impossible.  A suggestion that I took to heart, was to include a link to such disclaimers and disclosures in my twitter bio.  Relevant information will remain on this page, updated as appropriate, however all content is subject to change without notice.

I’m the CIO of BlockTower Capital.  We invest in and actively trade many cryptocurrencies.  We have the ability to take both long and short positions, and fairly frequently enter and exit positions.  Anything that I write about crypotocurrency represents a potential conflict of interest given my role as the manager of a cryptocurrency portfolio. The information included on Twitter or other public mediums is for general information purposes only.  Nothing that I write should be construed as, or relied upon as, investment, financial, legal, regulatory, accounting, tax or similar advice.  Nothing should be construed as a solicitation to invest in any security, future, or other financial product, and nothing herein should be construed as a recommendation to engage in any investment strategy or transaction. You should consult your own investment, legal, tax and/or similar professionals regarding your specific situation and any specific decisions.

An investment in any strategy involves a high degree of risk.  There is the possibility of loss and all investment involves risk including the loss of principal.  Any projections, forecasts and estimates are necessarily speculative in nature.  Matters they describe are subject to known (and unknown) risks, uncertainties and other unpredictable factors, many of which are beyond my knowledge or control.  Any data, calculations, or qualitative statements about the present or past may be erroneous. No representations or warranties are made as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of any statements.  All information is provided “as is”, without any warranty of any kind.  All statements are my personal opinion, unless otherwise specified.



There has been some industry press regarding litigation between BlockTower and a former employee, whom we terminated after fewer than six weeks with the firm back in mid-September. We cannot comment on pending litigation, which is being handled by the Company’s outside litigation counsel, other than to refer to the complaint we filed in Connecticut in October regarding our decision to terminate the former employee.  It’s unfortunate that the terminated employee has now decided to file a frivolous complaint in retaliation against the Company and management.  The claims are false, lack any basis in fact and are clearly designed to harass the Company.

BlockTower has a team of seven hard working professionals today.  We are focused on serving our investors and executing on our exciting trading strategies for the crypto markets.

About Ari Paul

Ari Paul is co-founder and CIO of BlockTower Capital. He was previously a portfolio manager for the University of Chicago's $8 billion endowment, and a derivatives market maker and proprietary trader for Susquehanna International Group (SIG). Ari earned a BA in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University of Chicago with concentrations in economics, entrepreneurship, strategic management, and econometrics & statistics. Ari is a CFA charterholder.
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2 Responses to Disclaimers and disclosures

  1. Eric says:

    Snap Interactive Announces ICO Investment in and Formation of Product Development & Technology Relationship with Blockchain Security Innovator, Gladius https://finance.yahoo.com/news/snap-interactive-announces-ico-investment-210000305.html

    Whats your thoughts on investing in a publicly traded compmay developing blockchain technology ? Have you heard of Gladius ? ICO
    I BOUGHT SOME litecoin today. Any thoughts on where it could go ?
    Could you please direct me to a place to buy other crypto currencies?
    Looking to learn more.


  2. Mirai Nakamoto says:

    Ari, I thought you might enjoy this article. It explains why & how crypto will succeed. I suggest you at least take a glance at it – I am confident you will find it intriguing.

    “The Year Is 2050: We Recovered From An Economic Collapse And The World Is Now Better”.

    View story at Medium.com

    If you like it, please share it. I am not looking for any recognition; I just want to educate the public.

    With gratitude,

    Mirai Nakamoto
    (writing from the future).


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