Bentaus invests in Emerging Technologies
Bentaus invests in Emerging Technologies
Bentaus is in the mining business. A great example is do you own Gold Stocks or Actual Gold and Other Precious Metal Mining Companies? The same is true with Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies that allow you to mine. You can actually invest in and be part of the mining process, and actually mine and create cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Once cryptocurrency is mined we can instantly sell it on the open markets, hold a percentage for speculation, and/or even have the cryptocurrency produce a yield much like putting your money in a CD or Bond to obtain a return. You may have heard of the term “DeFi” or Decentralized finance. Well, these are just fancy tech terms for staking or in other words locking your cryptocurrency up for a period of predetermined time as it produces an APR. “DeFi” is very similar to taking your US dollars and letting entities borrow it such as municipalities, governments, or companies while they promise to pay a certain return based on certain risks. In the cryptocurrency world, it’s the same exact thing; You have the possibility of providing liquidity for other cryptocurrencies by staking your cryptocurrency coins such as Ethereum through Liquidity Pools and then you get to do what is called Yield Farming. Again, all these are tech buzz words but it’s really taking proven old school methodologies such as bonds, grading them, ranking them, identifying risk, and what returns are associated with them, but creating digital marketplaces and mechanisms to do all this.
WE ARE FUTURE FORWARD
Bentaus has infused itself in the blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystems and NOT only understands the investment and trading behind emerging technologies but also truly understands the inner workings and capabilities of these technologies which leads to spotting timely and very exciting investment strategies that are included in the Bentaus portfolio. Bentaus really is a different type of Hedge Fund and truly separates itself and offers a competitive advantage compared to most other technology-based hedge funds or alternative investments.
Bentaus offers many typical instruments like many hedge funds but also provides the investor the opportunity to participate in the cryptocurrency mining space and additional information technology developments that are focused on high growth areas and managed by a “hands-on” team of highly accomplished and successful Information Technology professionals and managers.
Top Notch Management: More than 20 years of operating successfully in the information technologies space
Technology, Business, and Finance
Biography / Background
Industry Background: Technology, Architecture, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Logistics, Financial, Government, and e-Commerce
Robert has been immersed in the technology aspects of many industries for more than 20-years. His never-ending passion for turning advanced technologies into innovative solutions has proved an exceptional foundation for multiple startups leading to significant profitability and exit.
Robert’s technology and business success in multiple organizations has enabled him to remain engaged and current in the technology sector. From software developer to CTO, CEO and advisory roles, Robert’s deep technology and business acumen are invaluable to any project he undertakes.
Bentaus Management, LLC – Robert is a founding partner and fund manager of Bentaus (www.bentaus.com), an emerging technology hedge fund that invests in high growth opportunities in the Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Quantum, A.I., and other exciting technologies.
Ancient City Ways – Robert owns and operates many independent ecommerce websites including (www.ancientcityways.com), a Functional Health products company that focus on anti-inflammation and immune systems products.
Financial Media Corporation - Robert founded and served as CEO and CTO to capture a niche opportunity to provide financial marketing and email campaigns to leading retail trading organizations. Robert architected and led the development team to build and deploy a turn-key financial marketing platform that provided online creation, tracking, email Marketing, CRM, Banners and Display networks, systems, and campaigns. The company also owned and operation a successful network of financial content websites. The company was eventually acquired in a private transaction by a leading competitor in the financial marketing arena.
Dynamic Web Services, LLC – After leaving Lydian, Robert started his own company to provide consulting services in the Search Engine Optimization (SEO), ecommerce and website development, CRM systems, and online marketing arena. He gained valuable experience with new technologies and concepts while building revenue via multiple clients and independent websites.
Lydian Technologies – While working as a Senior Systems Integrator Robert designed and developed Service-Orientation integration utilities and processes for the company’s industry leading standards-based mortgage integration platform supporting major financial and banking institutions.
Specialty Systems, Inc - Robert worked for this established government contractor in New Jersey as a Senior Systems Analyst building systems and applications for military, federal government and county sector projects while maintaining a security clearance. Major accomplishments included HIPAA Medicaid Billing Systems, HIPAA compliance, risk mitigation, safeguard management systems, county level foreclosure systems, social services training systems, NAVAIR logistics and supply chain systems, and NAVY Air Spatial and Airflight Scheduling systems.
Broward Center for Performing Arts – Robert developed an e-commerce ticketing system, one of the first online ticketing systems to allow consumers to purchase online.
ParkNView – Robert the startup team as an NOC Analyst, where he programmed and managed Cisco routers and PBX systems for one of the first nationwide voice over IP (“VOIP”) networks.
Robert is a graduate of Barry University in Florida, with a degree in Management Information Systems. His is also a graduate of Brookdale Community College in New Jersey, with a degree in Math and Science.
Robert enjoys time with his family, exploring the world, culture, history, and decentralization.
Law, Finance, and Equities
Biography / Background
Mr. Sinclair entered the Securities industry in 1971 as a margin and bookkeeping clerk for Merrill Lynch in Chicago. Within two months he was appointed to handle the business of the Merchandise Mart office that had recently been acquired from Goodbody and Company. Within months he served as one of only two bookkeepers in the office who could calculate margins on customers granting over the counter options on securities.
In 1973, Mr. Sinclair became a bookkeeper, margin clerk and floor assistant to Geurkink and Co., a clearing member for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. When the company closed due to the retirement of its founder, Mr. Sinclair joined G.H. Miller and Co., another clearing member of the CME. Mr. Sinclair served as a phone clerk for both CME and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) operations. While working at the firm, he attended law school at night.
After graduating from Loyola University Law School with a Juris Doctor degree and being admitted to the bar in 1977, Mr. Sinclair left the futures industry. He became general manager and in house counsel at Jack Robbins Clothes in Chicago, a four store men’s clothing chain. Mr. Sinclair served as an expert witness in futures litigation while working for Jack Robbins. In 1980, Mr. Sinclair returned to the futures industry as the floor manager and house counsel for Saul Stone & Co., a clearing member of the CME. In that capacity, Mr. Sinclair supervised over 30 employees on the trading floor. Mr. Sinclair then became Asst. Vice President and continued as house counsel. He supervised all branches and agents of the company, handled all compliance matters, and supervised Saul Stone’s locals and floor brokers. He also became a member of the Mid America Commodity Exchange and was responsible for the arbitrage operation there. Meanwhile, Mr. Sinclair continued to provide expert testimony in futures litigation.
Mr. Sinclair was the creator of the World Cup Futures Championship, which started in 1984 and still operates.
In 1984, Mr. Sinclair, left Saul Stone and became a member and floor broker at the CME in the S&P 500 as a member of the IOM division of the CME. In this capacity, Mr. Sinclair served customers of his own, executed orders in the pit and traded for his own account. During this time, Mr. Sinclair wrote a column for Broker’s Networking News, an industry specific publication. He served on the Arbitration Committee and also represented various floor brokers before various disciplinary and arbitration committees at the CME. Mr. Sinclair also obtained his Securities license.
In 1988, Mr. Sinclair left the trading floor to pursue his legal practice full time. He has represented FCMS, IBs, individuals, APs, floor brokers and customers in hundreds of arbitration and reparations cases, as well as disciplinary matters before the NFA and CFTC. He has served as an expert witness for such firms as Bank Leumi of Switzerland and for George Soros.
Between 1987 and 1990, Mr. Sinclair served as an instructor for the Chicago School of Finance and for the Commodity Educational Institute. Mr. Sinclair has been a member of the NFA pool of Arbitrators since 1984 and has sat as an arbitrator in a number of hearings.
In Mr. Sinclair’s private practice, which has spanned 40 years, he has represented securities and futures customers in litigation in state and federal court and in NFA and FINFRA Arbitration and CFTC Reparations cases. Mr. Sinclair has also represented floor brokers, Associated Persons, Principals, Introducing Brokers and Futures Commission Merchants as well as unregistered individuals and entities in regulatory matters before the CME, NFA and CFTC and in arbitration cases, reparations cases and civil litigation.
Mr. Sinclair manages a small hedge fund and provides hedge fund administration through his company, Hedge Fund Guardian LLC, and administers Bentaus among others. He runs a website, scamslammers.com, which provides information to consumers on how to recognize and avoid the latest in person, mail, internet and telephone scams. He has served on the boards and as an officer of various charitable community organizations in Chicago.
Bentaus does think Green in more than one way and looks at better ways to conserve energy, reuse waste, and truly create recyclable scenarios that reduce costs.
There is a saying:
“One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.”
At Bentaus we think something similar but with a slightly different twist:
“One technology’s waste is another technologies fuel”
Bentaus is in the development space of prototyping cleaner energy usage, and symbiotic relationships on how to use cheaper energy and how one byproduct or what people would consider waste can be used to power and grow the other technology. This can lead to very exciting breakthroughs.
We have our own proprietary heat exchange and cooling process technologies to give a competitive edge and to reduce the cost while making mining and other technologies more cost-effective and efficient while looking at the environment. This is an ancillary and beneficial component by Bentaus as electricity and energy are the number one cost for its investors which comes from the mining of cryptocurrency. So, by finding ways to reduce this cost at the same time looking at recycling and reuse of the heat that is generated (byproduct) it can lead to possible future revenue opportunities. An example of reusing waste or a byproduct to generate revenue and fulfill a need is that corn can produce ethanol by going through a fermentation process, ethanol that can be used for hand sanitizer and sold. The byproduct of what’s leftover or waste of the corn that does not get used for ethanol creates a mash. The Mash instead of going to a landfill or being considered as waste, can then be used as feed for certain animals and reused by today’s farmer.