After a two-year cat and mouse chase, the Chairman of GameStop and Manager of RC Ventures has joined Joe Fonicello of GMEdd.com for his first extended interview.
When I invested in GameStop just over two years ago, the mainstream media considered the brick-and-mortar retailer the next Blockbuster, with the company valued for an inevitable bankruptcy. In October 2020, I shared the GameStop thesis in my University’s Stock Pitch competition and was told to “pick a company with strong long-term prospects.”
Myself and a small group of other passionate retail investors believed the retailer was misunderstood and took it upon ourselves to create GMEdd.com—a platform to share the research that Wall Street analysts and media pundits were missing.
Once Ryan Cohen, the founder of Chewy and Manager of RC Ventures, reached an agreement to join the company board in January 2021, we published a research report with a view on how GameStop might evolve under his influence.
Within two weeks, the share price far exceeded even our most bullish case. Since then, GMEdd.com has followed the company’s progress through crowdsourced investigative research.
With Cohen at the helm, video game retailer GameStop worked in silence, undergoing a tech-centric transformation with the development of a premium NFT marketplace marking this transition. The company’s newfound commitment was initially exposed when we stumbled upon job postings alluding to blockchain talent at the company in April of 2021, a year before the NFT marketplace would be publicly announced.
Investors began to speculate what GameStop NFT would entail. Curious to find out, we dug deep—on October 22nd 2021 we published clues that Loopring would be GameStop’s partner in a premium NFT Marketplace.
Just five days later GMEdd.com discovered Loopring’s source code, confirming our speculation and revealing Loopring was partnered with the video game retailer on an NFT Marketplace built on Ethereum Layer-2 technology.
The news shook the blockchain community, as the underdog coin became the most talked about cryptocurrency on Reddit. Loopring’s market cap shot from $565M to over $4.27B.
Our contributors tracked GameStop’s every hire, over 420 of them, using LinkedIn data to determine where the company was poaching their talent from.
The team identified that GameStop.com order numbers were sequentially numbered and could form the basis for a highly accurate estimate of performance. The crowdsourcing of order numbers fueled a financial model we freely shared online.
GMEdd.com was also first to note GameStop’s corporate expansion to South Florida, Seattle, and Boston.
It has been a privilege to write for such enthusiastic readers. There was rarely a dull moment over the past two years, as our community was always working to predict GameStop’s next move. GMEdd.com uncovered the power of crowdsourcing research.
After writing over two hundred stories for the platform, it is with great honor to conclude GMEdd.com’s investigations into GameStop by conducting Ryan Cohen’s first extended interview.
I want to thank Rod Alzmann, ‘AlphaHound’, Chris Silvestro, and Jenna Dauzat for their voluntary contributions to GMEdd.com.
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13 thoughts on “The Ryan Cohen Interview”
Why conclude gmedd now? Is the research into GME “over”?
Rick thompson says:
He spoke to the source, found out that it was a Cohencidence that we were drawing info from all those tweets and posts, and now we just wait to be delighted. It’s a good place to wait and see imo. Two years is a lot of work.
What else is there to search? Even the notoriously hard working Ryan is putting time aside to do podcasts with fans now. Sometimes you need to let the seeds of your hard work grow and then reassess. Check back after 6 months and we will see…
Well after 2 year of theory crafting maybe its time to accepte that gme is really dying
Denise Glavaris says:
This interview host was outstanding! His questions were clear for layman to understand and quite diverse. He got the guest to talk a lot.
This is what I needed to start this week. Great interview!
So is it time to finally admit that GME is dead? Even the bear case for 2022 is woefully off – the stock is trading at 25 ($100 split-adjusted), the nft marketplace is a failure, and all tweet theories have been debunked. Since this site is wrapping up, can we admit that GME has failed?
Better go look how many MILLIONS have been made in fees, last I checked it was near $50 million. If you haven’t noticed the whole market and everyone are doing layoffs, Amazon, Apple, every company youncan think of, thats what raising rates like crazy does its stops spending. All you trolls said this from long ago, things you don’t understand and it’s a MAJOR technology change happening and for the better! Free internet, super computers, a fair and honest stock market and criminals getting arrested for being greedy! Go look on the SEC wensite on all the FTDs that have piled up on ALL the retail owned stocks! You can’t bankrupt a company on illegal shorting and crime! Not when youre caught!! Enjoy prison!
Just wanted to say, neat
All by the Book
Jo Blow says:
The video is to cover his ass from his part of the scam. GS still has not protected retail investors and still has done nothing to make the stock worth while? Why? Why would they sit on their hands(the NFT marketplace is shit) for 2 years and so nothing of relevance? A good reason is that Cohen is part of the scam and playing good cop and leading retail on. How many retail has sold off too cut and run? Everyone still on the train has lost significant. 17$ from 30$ months ago and GS still has done shit. Superstonk is clearly a psyop.
Either Cohen is part of the scam, got caught in it(maybe it was Scam Bankrun-Fraud pumping it), or doesn’t give a shit about retail.
Sure, it’s possible, he wants GME to tank so he can buy more(notice he’s not bought any) but it is very likely he will just pull a BBBY on GME and all the retail still waiting will be fucked in the ass wondering why it’s bleeding so bad.
RC said judge them by their actions… so far they have ignored the massive fraud by the DTCC with the stock dividend(that is, if there really is a huge short position then it should have forced shorts to cover), did the stock dividend a year later than it should have been done(why wait if you aren’t going to do anything)?
RC is trying to whitewash his involvement. He probably got paid 200M to do the scam(that was from the BBBY which when he sold the stock pumped… amazing, right?). Who’s going to believe RC is part of the scam though? After 5 years and GME is sitting at 7$ who how many retail will still be waiting? RC then will sell his GME for a profit due to “Irreconcilable differences” or some BS.
SS will still probably be a shithole of psyop bullshit claiming RC did it so he could tank the price further so he could buy back in cheaper or some BS. RC has not protected retail or institutional investors one bit. NOT ONE BIT! Sure, it all could be a charade to tank the price to enable a buy back… you know, where GS forces you to sell at 7$ a share and you have to take it.
RC is a crook at this point until proven otherwise. He’s probably buddies with Jim Crimer and it was all staged to do the good cop bad cop to keep people from selling for massive profits. Notice the “lock the float” BS keeps getting pushed back. In a year it will take until 2026.
Even though the entire float should be locked up already since the float was already locked before the squeeze(100% of the stock is out in the accounts and unless it was a pump and dump that same 100% should still have been locked after the 27th… yet lots of people bought in.
If RC is about protected retail why doesn’t he do anything of significance instead of leading on? He has a dark sense of humor… you know, the kind where he gets off on stealing from morons because it’s fun and they deserve it.
I seriously hope I’m wrong… but at this point I’m 99% sure RC is a crook and all this was worked out with him and others to fleece retail. The 1% is that he and his gang already locked the float and have to wait due to all the fraud. Even in this case one would expect GS to actually be doing something to make their stock more valuable. 2 years and basically a moronic marketplace that hasn’t even been started to be used as a productive means.
RC seems pretty comfortable here. People just need to realize that in 5 or 10 years the truth about RC will come out and he either is a massive financial terrorists and GME was all a scam to fleece retail or GME will squeeze and he will be vindicated. There is no in between.
mr lul says:
What happened ? You paperhanded and lost money due to your emotions and your now salty ?
Jo Blow says:
Yeah, GME has been going down you moron so if I paperhanded that would mean I actually have saved money but in your retarded insane criminal world cutting losses and being right is being salty.
The good news is that your insane world will end eventually. Ryan Cohen has done squat to protect GME investors. SQUAT! The proof is 2 years of nothing but a failed marketplace. Now sure, Ryan Cohen has made a killing and the government too. But RC has said judge him by his actions. His actions is that he’s a part of the big con.
10 years later you will be saying the same thing. Your pathetic mind is is that of a gnat. Fool me once…