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Why We Hold Crypto

By Adam Sharp on June 1, 2018

As the prices of bitcoin and other digital currencies go up and down, it’s important to understand why certain investors are playing the long game with cryptocurrencies.
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We recommended 20/20 GeneSystems to you exactly two weeks before Christmas last year. I considered it my special holiday gift to you, calling it “the best thing to happen to the cancer treatment space in years.” As a quick reminder, let me tell you why. Most cancers don’t have screening…
The European experience with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is similar to the American one, with buying coming at the end of the "hype cycle."

Volume Is Important When Trading Bitcoin

By Vin Narayanan on May 28, 2018

Bitcoin exchange volume and market activity are important factors to consider as you trade cryptocurrencies.
This week’s News Fix takes a look at the Department of Justice probing into bitcoin pricing, Coincheck delisting some altcoins to comply with regulations, a bitcoin mining company seeking a $2 billion IPO and more.
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Crypto Monitor: Coinbase goes institutional

By Vin Narayanan on May 25, 2018

Editor’s note: This edition of Crypto Monitor was filmed before news broke that the Department of Justice is investigating bitcoin price influencing schemes. Adam and Andy will discuss that investigation in the next show. Show summary It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the crypto universe. From Coinbase…
If owning (or having owned) a cryptocurrency constitutes a "security risk," the military and defense contractors won't be able to attract the top-tier talent needed to defend the country.
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DOJ Launches Bitcoin Probe

By Vin Narayanan on May 24, 2018

The Department of Justice has launched a probe into bitcoin price manipulation, according to a Bloomberg report today. The report, which cites four anonymous sources, says the DOJ – with the cooperation of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) – is looking at whether spoofing has…
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Facebook and Bitcoin Poll Generates Interesting Results

By Allison Brickell on May 24, 2018

Two weeks ago, we sent you a tech news poll created by Arbit, one of our portfolio recommendations. The response rate was fantastic – which tells us you’re paying attention. (That’s a relief.) We learned that 68% of you care about how Facebook uses the data it…
The fact that two groups, each with its own impressive set of corporate backers, are trying to become the enterprise standard for blockchain tech is good news.
A look at the top 10 initial coin offerings shows that ICOs - if done correctly - can be an important funding tool for startups.
This week’s News Fix looks at good news for institutional investors who want to invest in cryptocurrencies, the SEC’s “fake” ICO website, the proposed blockchain phone and other news from the week that was.
The market distortions from the "wealth effect" are starting to normalize, which means you need to change your investment strategy.
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At some point, every “disruptive” technology or business becomes the “establishment.” That’s the way of the world. Southwest Airlines used to be a plucky upstart budget airline. Now it’s a major airline in the same league as Delta, United and American. Amazon changed the face of retail with e-commerce.
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New Recommendation: WAX

By Adam Sharp on May 16, 2018

I’m very excited about our newest recommendation, WAX. WAX stands for Worldwide Asset eXchange, and it’s one of the most promising and real crypto projects in the world. I’m putting this pick in our Speculative Portfolio due to its small size and relatively early stage of development. However, as…
A beer vending machine was created by Anheuser-Busch and blockchain identity verification company Civic. And it’s a big step forward for blockchain technology.