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News Fix: Pent-Up Demand Driving Interest in Cannabis Stocks

By Vin Narayanan on September 22, 2018

The financial press is grumbling about pot stocks soaring. But, as usual, it's missing the bigger picture. That and other crypto news you need are in this week's News Fix.

Portfolio and Market Update

By Adam Sharp on September 21, 2018

The crypto markets had been holding relatively steady over the past week. Until today, that is, when the prices of most coins suddenly shot higher. The move was led by ripple (XRP), which jumped an impressive 90% to $0.70. We get a lot of questions about ripple, so I thought…

Hodl Everything

By Adam Sharp on September 21, 2018

Early Investing’s Adam Sharp explains how he learned the difference between trading and investing the hard way.
Dear First Stage Investor, Back in August, we polled First Stage Investor members about U.S. space exploration, crypto storage preferences, investment check-ins and the longest bull market in American history. Here’s what we learned… We also learned that 28% of you check on your investments several times a…

Smart Blockchain Investors Are Opportunists

By Andy Gordon on September 19, 2018

When it comes to investing in blockchain, the smart play is to be opportunistic.

Airdrop Alert: Qravity (QCO)

By Andy Gordon on September 18, 2018

We’re very pleased to be sending you our second airdrop recommendation. This one is Qravity. To refresh your memory, an “airdrop” describes a free coin giveaway. Its primary purpose is to get the attention of potential users of the coin or token. Remember, anyone can register to…

Australia Pushes Equity Crowdfunding Reforms Forward

By Allison Brickell on September 17, 2018

The Australian government has decided to address its lack of startup creation by giving its startups more access to capital in the form of equity crowdfunding.
Adam Sharp answers questions about whether investing in marijuana startups is legal and which part of the marijuana industry investors should focus on.

News Fix: Market May Have Bottomed Out

By Vin Narayanan on September 15, 2018

This week’s News Fix looks at the state of the crypto market, a new stablecoin and Mt. Gox relief.

Attending Republic’s “RepubliCon” Crypto Conference

By Adam Sharp on September 14, 2018

Last week we attended a crypto conference in New York. Here’s what we learned...

Crypto Monitor: Market Manipulation Edition

By Vin Narayanan on September 14, 2018

Summary It’s been a busy two weeks in the crypto markets. We’ve seen allegations of market manipulation, Goldman Sachs clarifying its crypto timeline and Citi announcing a new product. Adam Sharp and Vin Narayanan discuss those topics and much more in this week’s Crypto Monitor. They also debut the…

Crypto Market and Portfolio Update

By Adam Sharp on September 13, 2018

It’s been a rough few months for crypto owners. And if this is your first experience with a downturn, I want to assure you that this is nothing unusual. I strongly suspect we’re at or near the bottom of this market. Crypto markets are highly volatile and will remain so…

Investing in Bonds Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

By Matthew Makowski on September 12, 2018

Bonds have a well-deserved reputation for being boring. But there are some bonds that crypto and startup investors might be interested in.

Timing Key for Higher-Risk Investments

By Matthew Makowski on September 10, 2018

The bull (stock) market isn't going to last forever. And when it does end, investors who have diversified into crypto and bonds will be in a good position.
Andy Gordon looks at what the SEC should do to improve investor access to the private markets while Adam Sharp explains bitcoin mining.

News Fix: Goldman Sachs Cries “Fake News”

By Vin Narayanan on September 8, 2018

Crypto's mainstream acceptance is growing. And that's good news for investors. Also, Goldman Sachs blames "fake news" and IBM launches a new crypto project.