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Bitcoin Keeps Outperforming Altcoins

By Adam Sharp on October 15, 2021

Bitcoin continues to perform well against altcoins, after lagging significantly earlier in the year.  It’s hard to say how altcoins will react if bitcoin goes above $100,000. They may soar higher right along with it. Or they may struggle for attention in the face of a big blowout all-time-high. There’s really no telling. I suspect the strongest altcoins — like Ethereum, Solana, FTX Token and Avalanche — will continue to head higher. Whether they…
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Bitcoin Keeps Outperforming Altcoins

By Adam Sharp on October 15, 2021

Bitcoin continues to perform well against altcoins, after lagging significantly earlier in the year.  It’s hard to say how altcoins will react if bitcoin goes above $100,000. They may soar higher right along with it. Or they may struggle for attention in the face of a…

Three Catalysts Could Launch Bitcoin to $200k

By Adam Sharp on October 15, 2021

As I write this, bitcoin is trading at around $60,000. That’s close to the previous all-time-high of $64,863 that it reached on April 14. And I believe we’re headed significantly higher over the next year and a half — maybe even to $200,000 before this bull market is…
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New Pick: The Startup That’s Cleaning Up Space

By Andy Gordon on October 14, 2021

Deal Details Startup: Launchspace Technologies Corporation Security type: Common stock Round size: Up to $1.07 million  Share price: $100.26 Valuation: $48,999,970 Minimum investment: $100.26 Investment portal:…

Look Beyond Big Tech Investments

By Allison Brickell on October 13, 2021

Last Monday, Facebook experienced an outage that lasted for about six hours. Users couldn’t access Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Whatsapp or OculusVR.  The effects were felt across the world. Suddenly, everyone who relied on Facebook or WhatsApp for communication was left in a lurch. Even…
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Bitcoin Soars Past Altcoins

By Adam Sharp on October 8, 2021

Bitcoin has been beating altcoins over the last few weeks — which is something we haven’t seen in a long time. And I think this trend may continue for a while. We could even get a situation where bitcoin “sucks all the air out of the room,” which…

Why You Should Avoid Crypto Trading

By Adam Sharp on October 8, 2021

Almost everyone I know in the crypto community considers themselves a “trader.” Not an investor, a trader. They try to time the market, often using leverage. A lot of people assume that trading is the path to riches.
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Much has happened in the crypto world since we spoke to you just last week! As I write this, bitcoin is trading for more than $51,000. Big banks are pushing hard to release crypto products. And the SEC is doing SEC things. Let’s take a look at the…

Why I Will Never Invest in a Scooter Startup

By Vin Narayanan on October 6, 2021

I love riding scooters. They’re ubiquitous in big cities and college towns. Everywhere you walk, there they are — just waiting to be used.  Electric scooters are perfect for trips that are too far to walk, but too short to drive. It requires almost no effort…
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Investing in Indian Startups

By Adam Sharp on October 5, 2021

Indian startups are booming. The country’s middle class is growing rapidly, the population is technologically savvy and the economy is doing well. Unfortunately, I have only one Indian startup in my portfolio. But it’s a banger. The company is ClearTax, and it is killing it. ClearTax…
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Startup Insider: Investing Lessons From the Toast IPO

By Early Investing on October 4, 2021

Toast — a provider of hardware and software to restaurants — went public a week and a half ago at a roughly $30 billion valuation.  But unlike most billion-dollar startups, Toast wasn’t on venture capitalists’ radar from the beginning. In fact,…
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How to Avoid Getting Hacked

By Adam Sharp on October 1, 2021

This week news broke that up to 6,000 Coinbase customers were hacked between March and May 2021. Here are the basics of the situation via Coindesk: Between March and May 20, the hacker or hackers used a flaw in Coinbase’s account…

Bitcoin ETFs Are Almost Here

By Adam Sharp on October 1, 2021

This week Coinbase sponsored an article in the prestigious Institutional Investor publication titled “Expect Growth in Crypto Funds and SEC-Approved ETF Soon.” Here’s an interesting excerpt from the article. …Confidence remains high among many market…
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Crypto Insider: Regulators Push for Crypto Rules

By Early Investing on September 30, 2021

Legislators have caught crypto fever once again. In August, we covered Congress’ $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which includes overly broad language that forces most anyone who touches a crypto transaction to report it to the IRS. That requirement isn’t feasible for…

The Ideal Startup Portfolio Size

By Andy Gordon on September 29, 2021

Most meetings I attend aren’t very exciting. But yesterday’s was fascinating because we discussed one of the most important questions an early investor can ask.  What is the ideal number of companies for a successful startup portfolio?  Many opinions were put forward. So what…
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The Perfect Environment for Startup Investing

By Adam Sharp on September 28, 2021

While you all know I’ve been a bit frustrated with the high valuations of startups today, there is a lot to be said for investing in this asset class in our current environment. Many bonds are yielding -5% after inflation is…