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Are We Underestimating the Blockchain?

By Andy Gordon on March 21, 2018

According to Amara’s law, we tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. I think this is true of blockchain.

Crypto Asset Strategies Portfolio Update

By Adam Sharp on March 21, 2018

Crypto market news has been mixed over the last few weeks. On the positive side, billionaire PayPal founder Peter Thiel doubled down on bitcoin in a recent CNBC appearance. He stated that bitcoin would be the “online equivalent of gold,” and that bitcoin was a “hedge of sorts against…

Fuel for Bitcoin’s Competitors

By Adam Sharp on March 16, 2018

Bitcoin grabbed the majority of crypto headlines in 2017, but altcoins are starting to catch up. Here’s why.

Episode 4: Crypto Monitor

By Adam Sharp on March 16, 2018


Crypto News Roundup

By Andy Gordon on March 15, 2018

Dear First Stage Investor, Lots happening in crypto land. So let me take you on a little tour… Keeping an Eye on the Tokyo Whale From Japan comes welcome news about the “Tokyo Whale.” Never heard of such a thing, you say? But you’ve probably heard of Mt.

This Math Is Magic

By Andy Gordon on March 14, 2018

Last week, I told you that adding a technical analysis layer to my stock vetting made me a much better investor. This week, I’ll share with you how I do it.

The Simple Technical Indicator for Crypto

By Adam Sharp on March 9, 2018

When crypto volatility is high (like it is now), buying coins can be intimidating. But the “Relative Strength Index” can help investors hit the dips in cryptocurrency.

Investing in Our Children

By Andy Gordon on March 8, 2018

Dear First Stage Investor, Our March issue will be hitting your inbox in just a few days. It’s one of our better issues, I believe. Now, I can’t spill all the beans in advance. You’ll have a chance to catch all the details very soon. But I can tell you…

The ICO Landscape Is Changing

By Adam Sharp on March 8, 2018

When I launched this service last year, I planned on having a mix of exchange-traded coin and ICO recommendations. Since then, however, the ICO landscape has changed… dramatically. The recent market pullback has cooled enthusiasm, but that’s not the primary problem. The bigger culprit is the fact that a large…
I was at a crossroads... until I added a technical analysis layer to my investing strategy. And then something amazing happened.

A Pure Marijuana Play for a Growing Market

By Adam Sharp on March 2, 2018

It’s not every decade that a $141 billion global market goes from prohibited to legalized. Today I’m going to look at one of the most intriguing cannabis stocks I’ve found so far.

Episode 3: Crypto Monitor

By Adam Sharp on March 2, 2018


Exclusive Invitation to DSTLD Webinar

By Andy Gordon on March 1, 2018

Livestreamed to Your Computer Monday, March 5, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Click here to register. Dear First Stage Investor, It’s been a busy few months for our portfolio company DSTLD. When we checked in with co-CEOs Mark Lynn and Corey Epstein in…

New Recommendation: Decred (DCR)

By Adam Sharp on March 1, 2018

Price: $76 Market cap: $522 million Circulating coins: 6.8 million Total coins: 21 million Type: Cryptocurrency Recommended exchange: Bittrex Alternative exchange: Poloniex Decred (DCR) is a pure cryptocurrency play, and I consider it one of the few legitimate bitcoin challengers. The name Decred stands for decentralized credits. And this coin’s…

How Did ICO Investors Really Do in 2017?

By Andy Gordon on February 28, 2018

Fortune magazine’s report on an ICO study reveals the failure rates of last year’s ICOs and cautions readers against investing in them. Here’s why the report is misleading.

Crypto Asset Strategies Portfolio Update

By Adam Sharp on February 27, 2018

I’ll have a new recommendation for you in the next day or so. It’s a good one, so watch your inbox. Vertcoin Vertcoin (VTC) is currently trading at $4.20, according to The community continues to grow, and Vertcoin remains one of the most active crypto “subs” on…