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The government crackdown on cryptocurrencies was fairly predictable - but not bad news. The resulting environment should allow bitcoin and other digital currencies to flourish.
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A Handy Guide to Selling on Bittrex

By Adam Sharp on June 13, 2018

Yesterday afternoon, we recommended selling your WAX position on Bittrex. Then we discovered Bittrex has made a number of changes to its site that makes selling less intuitive. You can no longer sell from the “Wallets” tab. So if you’re still trying to sell WAX, here are the steps you…
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New Recommendation: Draper Esprit VC Fund

By Adam Sharp on June 12, 2018

Draper Esprit VC Fund Type: Stock Ticker: (LON: GROW) Current price (May 2, 2018): 468 pence (Note: Share prices on the exchange are listed in pence, not pounds) Buy up to: 520 pence Dear Member, Today’s recommendation is a first for us. It’s a publicly traded…
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Sell Alert: WAX

By Adam Sharp on June 12, 2018

Unfortunately, my recent Speculative Portfolio pick Wax has been disappointing (to say the least). And we just received more bad news. OPSkins (the trading platform operated by the Wax team) lost an important partner – Valve. Valve games were responsible for a good deal of the…

Chart of the Week: Identifying Startups Worth Investing In

By Allison Brickell on June 11, 2018

A quick look at the “vetting pyramid” shows why it’s so important to perform due diligence before investing in startups.
For the first time in weeks, it was nothing but good news for bitcoin. And the news wasn't just good. It was great.
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A Quick Look at How Our Coins Are Doing

By Adam Sharp on June 8, 2018

Our portfolio, like the rest of the market, remains in a temporary downtrend. I fully expect this to reverse itself by the end of the year (with the institutional move underway by then), but for now it’s hard to say exactly when. Decred (DCR) Decred has been our strongest performer…

Crypto Regulation (Finally)

By Adam Sharp on June 8, 2018

Bullish news: We’re finally going to get some clarity on the regulatory questions around bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
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Editor’s note: This edition of Crypto Monitor was filmed just before SEC chairman Jay Clayton announced that cryptocurrencies…
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SEC Chief: Bitcoin Not a Security

By Adam Sharp on June 7, 2018

For years, we’ve been thinking about how (and if) the Securities and Exchange Commission would regulate bitcoin. Yesterday, we almost got our answer when SEC Chairman Jay Clayton drew a line in the sand between bitcoin and initial coin offerings (ICOs). And it was mostly good news. “Cryptocurrencies – these…
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SEC Chief: Bitcoin Not a Security

By Adam Sharp on June 7, 2018

For years, we’ve been thinking about how (and if) the Securities and Exchange Commission would regulate bitcoin. Yesterday, we almost got our answer when SEC Chairman Jay Clayton drew a line in the sand between bitcoin and initial coin offerings (ICOs). And it was mostly good news. “Cryptocurrencies – these…
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EOS Launch Is in “Chaos Mode”

By Andy Gordon on June 7, 2018

If you haven’t heard of the altcoin – and blockchain – EOS, it’s about time we caught you up. EOS is different… in almost every way imaginable. It claims to have game-changing technology. That may be the only thing it has in common with other blockchains. EOS says its technology…
Thanks to secondary transfer platforms, investors now have ways to profit off of companies that haven't gone public yet.

Cryptocurrencies, Internet Both Grappling With Regulation

By Allison Brickell on June 4, 2018

With the net neutrality battle, the internet is entering a new - and potentially scary - phase of regulation. Now crypto is beginning to face similar scrutiny.
In this week's Early Investing News Fix, we look at some ironic crowdfunding news, the growth of bitcoin ATMs and gold's disappearing act.
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New Pick: Draper Esprit

By Adam Sharp on June 1, 2018

Editor’s note: Next week, we’re going to add Draper Esprit PLC (LON: GROW) to our portfolio. I’ll have full details on the recommendation next week. But here are some basic facts: Draper Esprit is a unique and publicly traded investment that is completely under the radar of most investors. It’s…