NowRx Plans to Expand
By Andy Gordon on October 29, 2018
What do I know now about First Stage Investor portfolio holding NowRx that I didn’t know before? A lot. Vin Narayanan (our Senior Managing Editor) and I had the pleasure of breaking bread with NowRx CEO Cary Breese and Chief Technology Officer Sumeet Sheokand last Friday in San Francisco. Vin had been attending a fintech conference in Las Vegas, and I had been at a crypto conference in Los Angeles earlier in the week. When I called up Cary –…
Startups to the Rescue
By Allison Brickell on October 29, 2018
Global warming has become a massive problem. But startups can tackle it in ways that might just save the planet.
Q&A: Think Long Term With Pre-IPO Investments; Living on Bitcoin
By Early Investing on October 28, 2018
We’re busy traveling this week, so we’re taking the opportunity to revisit a Mailbag we published over the summer. Its insights haven’t lost their relevance. - The Early Investing Team
Crypto Is a Work in Progress, Not a Finished Product
By Vin Narayanan on October 27, 2018
Critics treat crypto like it’s a finished product instead of an evolving product. It's the same mistake internet critics made.
Crypto Monitor: Explaining Haven Protocol Edition
By Vin Narayanan on October 26, 2018
Summary In this week’s Crypto Monitor, Adam Sharp looks at why people should invest in Haven Protocol (XHV), Fidelity joining the institutional move into crypto, a new upcoming catalyst and much more. If you’re interested in a particular topic, we’ve listed…
Crypto Flight to Safety
By Adam Sharp on October 25, 2018
The crypto market has been holding up incredibly well over the last few months. It’s impressive, especially considering that markets have been dumping so-called “risk assets” like growth stocks. Tech stocks have been getting ripped up lately, but crypto has been steady through the storm so far. The market has…
Why Public Blockchains Will Outlast Private Blockchains
By Andy Gordon on October 24, 2018
Private blockchains may be advancing more quickly than public blockchains, but they lack key qualities that will help them survive in the long run.
Earn Bitcoin for Completing Simple Tasks
By Adam Sharp on October 23, 2018
Instead of a traditional airdrop recommendation, today I’m going to tell you about a unique way to earn bitcoin online. The service I’m talking about is Earn.com. Earn pays users to answer questions, complete surveys and do simple tasks on the web. Everything is paid out in bitcoin, and it…
Five Things You Can Learn From a Successful Investor
By Andy Gordon on October 22, 2018
You can learn a lot from extraordinary investors.
Stablecoins Shift in Value
By Allison Brickell on October 22, 2018
Stablecoins are meant to hold steady, but lately the market has started valuing them differently... and it’s an interesting reflection of how the market perceives risk.
Q&A: Tracking Startup Investments and Planning Your Bitcoin 401(k)
By Early Investing on October 21, 2018
The Early Investing team tackles questions about startup investment tracking and bitcoin investing in a 401(k) account.
What Investors Can Learn From College Dropouts and Bootstrappers
By Vin Narayanan on October 20, 2018
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and Vin’s grandmother have one very important quality in common. And it’s one all investors can learn from.
New Recommendation: Haven Protocol
By Adam Sharp on October 19, 2018
Exchange: Bittrex Market cap: $8 million Total supply: 18.4 million coins Current supply: 5.3 million I’m excited to announce our newest speculative portfolio pick, Haven Protocol (XHV). Haven is a fascinating proof-of-work cryptocurrency that’s unlike any other project I’ve seen. Haven is a very…
Net Censorship on the Rise
By Adam Sharp on October 19, 2018
Google, Facebook, Twitter and others have ramped up censorship of unpopular political views. Can free speech be saved?
Will We Follow Canada’s Lead?
By Allison Brickell on October 18, 2018
A few weeks ago, we polled First Stage Investor members about a journey to the moon, national debt anxiety, password management and reasons for crypto ownership. Here’s what we learned… We’re a little surprised so many of you would turn down a free trip to the moon… but…
Fidelity Builds a Safe Highway for Institutional Investors
By Andy Gordon on October 17, 2018
Fidelity, the fifth-largest asset manager in the world, is spinning off a cryptocurrency trading company for institutional investors. But the market hasn’t moved. What is it waiting for?