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Why You Need a Metaverse Startup in Your Portfolio

By Vin Narayanan on September 27, 2022

I recently recommended a metaverse play to our Crypto Asset Strategies members. I’m not sold on the metaverse. But I still believe gaining exposure to this space is critically important. Here’s an excerpt from that piece that explains my logic: VR and AR technology are steadily improving. But they’re not ready (yet) for mainstream adoption. I believe we’re still more than a few years away from seeing that. But I’ve also been…
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Crypto Insider: AI and NFTs Are Changing Art Commerce

By Early Investing on September 26, 2022

Humans have long been fascinated by the concept of artificial intelligence (AI). It’s been the subject of many stories and works of art throughout history — far before the term AI was ever coined. Greek mythology tells the tale of Talos, a giant made of bronze who protected…
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Crypto Monitor: Binance Shakes the Stablecoin Universe

By Early Investing on September 23, 2022

Earlier this month, Binance made a move that raised eyebrows. The world’s largest crypto exchange launched “BUSD auto-conversion,” which will convert any existing user balances and new deposits of USD Coin (USDC), Pax Dollar (USDP) and True USD (TUSD) into Binance’s own stablecoin. Binance said this auto-conversion is…

Regulators Try to Tighten Their Grip on Crypto

By Yasmin Sharbaf on September 23, 2022

Crypto Market Musings On Wednesday, the Fed raised interest rates for the third time this year by 75 basis points. Both the stock and crypto markets responded quickly to the aggressive rate hike. As of this writing, bitcoin is down 2.6% and trading below $19,000. Ethereum fell by…
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I love companies that make me think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” These are almost never pure technology plays because the technology is already there. It’s merely waiting for a clever company with a clever idea to make profitable use of it.  The technology-in-waiting here…

Ethereum Merge Signals a Bright Future for Crypto

By Allison Brickell on September 21, 2022

Ethereum bulls are still rejoicing after last week’s successful Ethereum Merge. The Ethereum network shifted from proof of work to proof of stake — a massive undertaking likened to changing a spaceship engine mid-flight.  It was a long time coming. The Merge was beset by delays…
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Angel Insider: Invest in What You Know… or Not

By Early Investing on September 20, 2022

“Invest in what you know.” It’s a simple concept. It seems safe. And hey, Warren Buffett stands by it. So it must be good advice, right? But there are no guarantees in investing — even when you stick to products and business models that…
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20/20 GeneSystems has been busy. We first recommended the company in December 2017 when we learned about its incredible cancer detection technology. 20/20 GeneSystems identifies cancer risk early on by using tumor antigen markers. It can improve cancer detection by up to 30%…

Why Some Market Events Aren’t “Priced In”

By Olivia Strobl on September 16, 2022

Crypto Market Musings The long-awaited Ethereum Merge occurred September 15th at around 3 AM ET. As of this writing, ethereum is down around 8% following the Merge. The Ethereum blockchain has now moved from a proof of work consensus mechanism to proof of…
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If you want to find out just how long this bear market is going to last and the market forces driving it, click here to read the report I provided to First Stage Investor members. …
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Inflation Is Keeping the Crypto Bear Market Alive

By Vin Narayanan on September 15, 2022

If you’re a crypto investor, you might as well grab a Snickers bar because this bear market is not going anywhere for a while. The crypto bear market is largely being driven by the declining stock markets. The stock…
The August update of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) dropped yesterday. And the news is… not great. The CPI increased 0.1% for the month and 8.3% over the past year. Excluding food and energy costs, the CPI rose 6.3% from last August. The markets slumped right…
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Crypto Insider: Ripple Effects of the Ethereum Merge

By Early Investing on September 12, 2022

The Ethereum Merge — when Ethereum will shift from a proof of work protocol to a proof of stake protocol — is almost here. It’s scheduled to happen within a week. Ethereum developers set September 19 as the soft deadline, but they seem to be ahead of schedule,…
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Behind the Pick: A Metaverse Real Estate Play

By Early Investing on September 9, 2022

Imagine being able to share a cup of coffee with a friend from across the world, attend a work conference or even enjoy a concert… all without leaving your home. The metaverse promises that this is possible. Using virtual and augmented reality technology, people will be…

Ethereum Outperforms the Market… for Now

By Vin Narayanan on September 9, 2022

Crypto Market Musings Can August please come back? On August 1, bitcoin was trading around $23,000. On August 31, it was trading around $20,000. As of this writing, it’s trading around $19,360. I like August’s numbers better. My general approach to bear markets is summed up…
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Most people who grew up in the 1960s cite two events they can vividly remember. The first is when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. The other is when the U.S. landed on the moon in 1969. I will never forget the day Kennedy was killed.