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Crypto Market Update

By Adam Sharp on December 22, 2017

After the run-up cryptocurrencies have had this year, it would have been alarming if we didn’t have a major pullback. This is a normal correction (in the crypto world). This time, the fear seems to be based around bitcoin’s high transaction fees. But in reality, this is just a necessary correction after an incredible run-up. For perspective’s sake, let’s recall that one month ago, bitcoin was trading at $8,171. Ethereum was trading at $365. Even after the pullback today, bitcoin…

Attention Online Shoppers! The Best ICO Deals Happen Here

By Andy Gordon on December 20, 2017

ICOs are now available to everybody, thanks to three startup portals that have recently begun to offer these deals under crowdfunding rules.

Important Update on Exchanges

By Adam Sharp on December 18, 2017

As you know, cryptocurrency exchanges have been absolutely flooded with new users. Bittrex, our recommended exchange for “altcoins,” has temporarily suspended new user registrations. The company simply can’t deal with its current traffic. If you already have a Bittrex account, this won’t affect you. And I suspect it will…

Cryptocurrency News Roundup

By Adam Sharp on December 15, 2017

Today we look at top news from around the cryptocurrency world, plus a few of my all-time favorite stories.

I Want Your Feedback on Bitcoin

By Adam Sharp on December 14, 2017

Dear First Stage Investor, What a week! Here’s where our portfolio stands (as of December 14, 2017)… Litecoin: $280.85 Bitcoin: $16,300.00 Ethereum: $678.44 New Economy Movement: $0.51. As I write, all our positions are in the green. Since we made our initial recommendations, we’re now up… 376% on bitcoin…

Who Killed Off This Important Driver of Stock Growth?

By Andy Gordon on December 13, 2017

The tiny public microcap population has been decimated, going from nearly 4,000 to just under 1,900, and the ramifications couldn't be more serious.

Update on Props Recommendation

By Adam Sharp on December 12, 2017

I’m sorry to report that the Props presale on Republic went live earlier than planned, and it’s already full. The issuer (Props) decided to launch the campaign a day early and notified its user base as soon as the deal went live. After that, it filled up even quicker than…

New ICO Recommendation: Props

By Adam Sharp on December 11, 2017

I’m going to keep this recommendation brief because this token sale (ICO) opens tomorrow morning, Tuesday, December 12. It may sell out quickly because there is a $1.07 million cap. So if you are able to, I recommend acting quickly on this one. (If you don’t get in on this…

New Recommendation: 20/20 GeneSystems

By Andy Gordon on December 11, 2017

Deal Details Security Type: Preferred Stock Round Size: Up to $1.07 million Price per Share: $3.26 Valuation cap: $23 million Deadline: Midnight (PT) on Thursday, December 14 Investment portal: MicroVentures Liquidation preference: Pari passu with other series of preferred stock and senior to the common…

Bitcoin Hits $18,000 – What’s Driving It Higher?

By Adam Sharp on December 8, 2017

Bitcoin is up more than 16X this year. If you’ve been reading Early Investing, you already know why.

Don’t Set Price Targets on Cryptocurrencies

By Adam Sharp on December 7, 2017

In this week’s update, I’m going to answer an important and commonly asked question… What price should I buy the First Stage Investor cryptocurrency recommendations up to? My answer? I don’t set price targets. Cryptocurrencies are too new for that, with less than 1% of the world owning any…
Cryptocurrency is garnering as many detractors as enthusiasts and eager investors. Here are three rules to explain why this is happening.

Crypto Asset Strategies Portfolio Update

By Adam Sharp on December 4, 2017

Welcome to our first Crypto Asset Strategies update. In today’s article, I’ll be providing updates on our portfolio, a market overview and some tips. I am currently analyzing a number of upcoming ICOs and hope to have our first pick ready within a few weeks. However, I am being extremely…

The Long-Term Risks of Not Owning Cryptocurrency

By Adam Sharp on December 1, 2017

The risks of bitcoin and cryptocurrency are clear: You could lose money. But what are the risks of not owning them?

Hold Strong During This Week’s Volatility

By Adam Sharp on November 30, 2017

This was one crazy week in the world of cryptocurrencies. Our portfolio has been on fire over the past few weeks. But today things are selling off hard. This correction is to be expected, and I can’t emphasize enough that this is nothing to be concerned about. As I type…
We’ve done quite well on our Bitcoin Cash (also called “Bcash”) position, and I have decided now is the time to take profits. Important: The Bcash ticker on Bittrex (our recommended exchange) is BCC. It may vary depending on your exchange. Just be sure you’re selling Bitcoin Cash, NOT bitcoin…