Nvidia Announces a New Chip… But it’s Not a GPU

Source: ARK Disrupt Issue 118: April 2, 2018. By @jwangARKImage Source: Nvidia. This week at its annual GPU technology conference, Nvidia announced a new chip, but it’s not a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). The new chip, NVSwitch, is a communication switch that allows multiple GPUs to work in concert at extremely high speeds. The first product to […]

GPU Prices Have Doubled Thanks to the Frenzy in Crypto

Source: ARK Disrupt Issue 112: February 19, 2018. By @jwangARK  Crypto mining has proven so popular that it has caused a worldwide shortage of GPUs, so much so that the WSJ reports that little supply has been left for PC gamers. For example, Nvidia’s GeForce 1080 Ti GPU, which launched last year for $700, now sells for $1,400 online. As a result, Nvidia’s […]

Telegram Aims to Develop the Next Big Blockchain Platform

Source: ARK Disrupt Issue 108: January 22, 2018. By @juliahARK Telegram, an encrypted messaging service with more than 170 million monthly users, has plans for a record-breaking initial coin offering (ICO). Between an $850 million private token sale and a $1.15 billion public ICO, it hopes to raise at least $2 billion. According to Telegram, “bitcoin has […]

Crypto Mining Powers Growth at TSMC

Source: ARK Disrupt Issue 108: January 22, 2018. By @jwangARK Once considered a fringe activity, crypto mining has scaled so dramatically during the past year that it has become a key revenue driver at TSMC, the world’s largest chip foundry. During 2017, TSMC’s revenues increased 9%, powered by strong demand for bitcoin mining chips in the second half […]

Fred Pye

Frederick T. Pye


Frederick T. Pye is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of 3iQ Corp. He is also the Chairman and Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Mr. Pye is recognized for creating and promoting creative and unique investment products for the investment industry.

Mr. Pye has managed private client portfolios with Landry Investment Management and various other investment dealers. Prior to this Mr. Pye was Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Argentum Management and Research Corporation, a company dedicated to managing and distributing quantitative investment portfolios including the first long-short mutual fund in Canada.

He was also Senior Vice-President and National Sales Manager of Fidelity Investments Canada and an integral part of the team that saw assets rise from $80 million to over $7.5 billion in assets under management during his tenure. He also held various positions with Guardian Trust Company, which listed the first Gold, Silver and Platinum Certificates on the Montreal Exchange.

Mr. Pye obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Concordia University.