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It’s almost Thanksgiving. So in the spirit of giving, we have a treat for Early Investing subscribers. We’re thankful for your support of Early Investing. So while we typically only offer our Crypto Insider videos to First Stage Investor subscribers, we’re sharing today’s video with the Early Investing community. (If you’d like to get more of these videos,…
It’s almost Thanksgiving. So in the spirit of giving, we have a treat for Early Investing subscribers. We’re thankful for your support of Early Investing. So while we typically only offer our Crypto Insider videos to…
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A Space Investment Worth Consideration

By Adam Sharp on November 23, 2021

Last week I found a space SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) that I think has big potential. The SPAC is dMY Technology Group (NYSE: DMYQ), and it will soon merge with Planet Labs. Planet Labs owns and operates a fleet of…
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Deal Details Startup: UpCounsel Security type: SAFE Valuation (cap): $28 million  Minimum investment: $250 Where to invest: Wefunder Deadline: December 9,…
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Our speculative portfolio coin Haven Protocol has bounced back pretty well from its recent troubles. It had an incident back in July where a hacker exploited a vulnerability. But Haven recently launched a successful fork of version 2.0. (Note the nice social traction…

Investors Overreact to Crypto Dips

By Adam Sharp on November 19, 2021

Bitcoin and DeFi (decentralized finance) tokens have been on an absolute tear over the last year. One year ago today, bitcoin’s price was around $18,600. Today it’s above $58,000. Ethereum was around $500 this time last year, and it’s over $4,000 today. Solana (SOL) is up…
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Crypto Insider: A New Crypto Investor’s Perspective

By Early Investing on November 18, 2021

If you’re new to crypto investing, you’re not alone. Crypto adoption is growing steadily, but it’s far from being a mainstream asset class. Crypto is still a nascent industry that has a lot of maturing ahead of it.  Some investors still see crypto as an exciting…

China May Lose Its Battle Against Crypto

By Vin Narayanan on November 17, 2021

I’m done with China. I’m done with it banning crypto transactions. I’m done with it pretending to protect the environment by banning bitcoin mining. I’m done with these silly little temper tantrums and fits impacting the crypto markets.
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In the first three quarters of this year, U.S. venture capitalists (VCs) invested around $59 billion in European startups. And European VCs aren’t worried about it — as long as their startup ecosystem keeps growing. This has a lot of implications for startup investors in the…
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How to Time a Crypto Exit

By Adam Sharp on November 12, 2021

I am a long-term investor. I make investments while expecting to hold them for at least 10 years.  But I do plan on selling some crypto during this bull market at some point. I may sell as much as half.  But I don’t think…

Explosive Returns Drive Record Crypto Investment

By Adam Sharp on November 12, 2021

Venture capitalists (VCs) invested a record $6.5 billion in crypto in the third quarter of 2021. Here are some highlights from a November 2 CoinDesk article. The U.S. continued to lead the world in VC funding into the crypto industry, investing…
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Deal Details Startup: Curastory Security type: Crowd SAFE* Discount: 0% Valuation (cap): $9 million Minimum investment: $250 Where to invest: Republic Deadline: January 28, 2022 Video…

How to Avoid Crypto Scams

By Allison Brickell on November 10, 2021

You’ve heard of Dogecoin. Now get ready for Squid Game.  Or rather, don’t get ready for it. Because the Squid Game token is a scam. The token — based on the popular Netflix series Squid Game — experienced a wild…
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Five Ways to Balance Your Microbiome

By Adam Sharp on November 9, 2021

I’ve been spending a lot of time lately researching the importance of the microbiome — the trillions of microbes (including bacteria, viruses and fungi) that live in and on our bodies.  What’s mind-blowing is that a healthy microbiome plays a key role in preventing so many…
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Crypto Insider: Regulators Set Their Sights on DeFi

By Early Investing on November 8, 2021

DeFi — or decentralized finance — is a hot topic in the crypto world these days. And regulators have their sights set on DeFi. In part, regulators are worried about potential fraud and scams. But, interestingly enough, they’re also focusing on what they think are centralized…
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Blindly Believing the Fed

By Adam Sharp on November 5, 2021

I came across an interesting opinion piece on CoinDesk today titled “Will Bitcoin Win When the Fed Stops Buying Bonds?” Beginning in November, the Fed will purchase $10 billion fewer Treasury bonds and $5 billion fewer mortgage-backed securities (MBS) each month…