Globally, the music and entertainment industry is estimated to be worth a whopping $17 billion a year and while it is an industry that is mostly controlled by males, there are a few female counterparts that have consistently made a serious impact on the trajectory of the culture. Standing firmly at the helm of this movement is Desiree “Dez” Perez, the Chief Operating Officer of Roc Nation, and close friend of Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. According to the annual Women In Music List released by Billboard, in 2017, Desiree Perez was considered to be one of the most powerful and influential women in the entire industry. This credible list includes some of the most important tastemakers, deal makers, and brand ambassadors across the world. When people mention Desiree Perez, it is amongst some of the most powerful names in the music industry, and as one of the most prominent female executives of the last twenty years, she has been directly responsible for guiding the careers of some of the most popular artists of pop culture.
Known as one of the most fierce negotiators of the music industry, she is also hands-on in the careers of many of Roc Nations superstars, including Shakira, Fat Joe, Rita Ora, J. Cole, and NO ID. As Chief Operating Officer of Roc Nation, Desiree Perez directly oversees her artists’ ventures on areas regarding touring, merchandising, and other lucrative deals. As a part of the Roc Nation team since 2009, as well as a close friend of Jay-Z’s for the better part of the last twenty years, her name has now become synonymous with the development of Mr. Carter’s career, as well as the expansion of the brand to new avenues. Dez Perez was recently involved with a $25 million deal between Samsung and Rihanna involving her Anti tour, further building her brand and bankability.
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While bitcoin is seen as the potential currency of the future, free from government regulation, experts like Ted Bauman see problems with the scalability. What was once seen as a novel cryptocurrency to purchase things you don’t want tracked on the internet is now being considered a legitimate investment by some with a single bitcoin sometimes being valued at thousands of dollars.
The main problem Bauman sees with bitcoin is the speed of transactions. While bitcoin’s system can handle approximately 7 transactions per second that routinely take up to ten minutes each and sometimes longer, Visa’s current technology can process approximately 1,700 per second and over twenty thousand in seconds during times of high volume in comparison. This problem will be further compounded as bitcoin becomes more widely accepted as a form of payment. Follow Ted Bauman at tumblr.com
While most of the bitcoin community is in agreement that something needs to be done about this problem, very few are in agreement as to what should be done without sacrificing the security that is held in such high regard. Without improvement, the growth of the infamous cryptocurrency is almost sure to slow or even regress back to the novel state it began with. Until major changes are made, Bauman and others will remain skeptical about the future of bitcoin.
Ted Bauman is currently located in Atlanta, Georgia and as of 2013 joined Banyan Hill Publishing and has focused his career on research, writing and publishing works on the topics of asset protection, international finance and asset protection. He currently edits The Bauman Letter, Alpha Stock Alert, and Plan B Club and recently co-authored Where to Stash Your Cash (Legally). Graduating from the University of Cape Town with two post graduate degrees, Bauman spent two decades in South Africa as a researcher, fund manager, and consultant for low-cost housing developments. His expertise led him to serving as the director of international housing programs at Habitat for Humanity International. Visit at ideamensch.com about Ted Bauman
He also utilized his financial expertise when working with the United Nations, the South African government, and the the World Bank among others. Bauman has visited over 75 countries and believes that financial security is not only achieved through the diversity of investments, but also through diversity of investment locations. Bauman believes strongly in the rights of individuals to achieve and maintain sovereignty from governments and corporations.