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Do You Trust Driverless Car Tech?

By Allison Brickell on June 28, 2018

Editor’s note: Just a heads-up – we will be recommending a startup for you to invest in this week. You’re not going to want to miss this! Until then, here’s our next poll. These polls help us learn more about you so we can provide you better information. Hopefully you like them too. Dear First Stage Investor, Two weeks ago, we polled First Stage Investor members about dinosaur bones and bitcoin prices. We learned some interesting things… This…

FRED Starts Publishing Crypto Data

By Vin Narayanan on June 27, 2018

The Federal Reserve's research division in St. Louis has begun tracking and publishing cryptocurrency prices.
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New Recommendation: Bitcoin

By Adam Sharp on June 25, 2018

Most of you know that I believe we’re on the verge of an institutional boom in cryptocurrency. The necessary infrastructure to support this boom is being built, or launched, as I type this. Major players such the New York Stock Exchange’s parent company (Intercontinental Exchange), Fidelity and the Nasdaq have…
Startups that integrate into the automotive supply chain can carve a solid path to success.
This week's mailbag looks at the current state of the bitcoin market and how this year's big IPOs will lead to new investment opportunities in startups.
In this week’s News Fix, we look at how a South Korean crypto exchange is handling a hack, Square has received a BitLicense and equity crowdfunding is getting organized.

F.A. Hayek Saw Bitcoin Coming 34 Years Ago

By Adam Sharp on June 22, 2018

In a pair of 1984 interviews, Nobel Prize-winning economist F.A. Hayek predicted the rise of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
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Crypto Monitor: SEC Gives Ethereum Good News

By Vin Narayanan on June 22, 2018

Editor’s note: We’ve added a new feature to Crypto Monitor called Price Talk! In this segment, Adam Sharp and Andy Gordon discuss the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, as well as where the market is heading. You can look for this segment now on a regular basis. Summary When…
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Peer-to-Peer Lessons to Learn From

By Vin Narayanan on June 21, 2018

In a previous life, I worked in the business side of the casino industry. Some considered me an expert. I wrote about it. I edited books and magazines about it. I advised regulators. I helped run online casino companies (in Asia and Europe, where it was legal) and consulted. This…

Thinking Your Way Through Startup Investing

By Vin Narayanan on June 20, 2018

The majority of startups fail. That's why learning how to pick the right startup to invest in is critically important.

Medicare Limps Toward Bankruptcy

By Allison Brickell on June 18, 2018

Medicare is limping toward bankruptcy... and it might reach the end of the road sooner than you think.

New Early Investing Mailbag Answers Your Questions

By Vin Narayanan on June 17, 2018

The new Early Investing Mailbag tackles your questions about startups and cryptocurrencies.

News Fix: Ethereum and Sonic Heat Up

By Vin Narayanan on June 16, 2018

In this week’s News Fix, we look at how the SEC gave Ethereum a boost, startups making checking accounts cool again and the Sonic the Hedgehog toaster.
The SEC's current thinking about cryptocurrencies gives bitcoin, and other coins like it, a regulatory advantage.
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Crypto Market Update: A Bullish Turn?

By Adam Sharp on June 15, 2018

As you know, the crypto market has been hurting lately. But we just received a good reason to be optimistic (and opportunistic). On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that a senior SEC official said Ethereum is NOT a security. Here’s the quote from SEC Director of Corporation Finance William…
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You Like Robots, but What About Dinosaur Bones?

By Vin Narayanan on June 14, 2018

In our last poll, we found out you like robots and holding bitcoin. In this week’s poll, tell us your thoughts on dinosaurs and when to buy bitcoin.