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New Recommendation: Decred (DCR)

By Adam Sharp on March 1, 2018

Price: $76 Market cap: $522 million Circulating coins: 6.8 million Total coins: 21 million Type: Cryptocurrency Recommended exchange: Bittrex Alternative exchange: Poloniex Decred (DCR) is a pure cryptocurrency play, and I consider it one of the few legitimate bitcoin challengers. The name Decred stands for decentralized credits. And this coin’s focus from the beginning has been to fix what’s “broken” about bitcoin. Decred was launched in 2016 (before the current crypto craze) and utilized bitcoin’s code as a base to…

How Did ICO Investors Really Do in 2017?

By Andy Gordon on February 28, 2018

Fortune magazine’s report on an ICO study reveals the failure rates of last year’s ICOs and cautions readers against investing in them. Here’s why the report is misleading.
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Crypto Asset Strategies Portfolio Update

By Adam Sharp on February 27, 2018

I’ll have a new recommendation for you in the next day or so. It’s a good one, so watch your inbox. Vertcoin Vertcoin (VTC) is currently trading at $4.20, according to CoinMarketCap.com. The community continues to grow, and Vertcoin remains one of the most active crypto “subs” on…

Venezuela’s Crazy Crypto Experiment

By Adam Sharp on February 23, 2018

Venezuela has begun issuing its new petro cryptocurrency. The experiment may fail, but it hints at the full potential of blockchain tech.
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Startup Portfolio Update

By Adam Sharp on February 22, 2018

We’re overdue for a startup portfolio update. So let’s go over some recent highlights. Court Innovations (CI) has made great strides in its mission to bring every courtroom online. I spoke with CEO MJ Cartwright this month and got exciting news: It’s considering doing another round of equity…

A Simple Way to Assess Startup Risk

By Andy Gordon on February 21, 2018

The Berkus Method, a four-factor valuation formula, gives you a nice framework to assess investment opportunities in terms of current risk and chances of future success.

Clarity on Crypto’s Biggest Threat: Government

By Adam Sharp on February 16, 2018

The prospect of widespread bans has been a looming threat hanging over the crypto world. For now, that threat has passed.
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Q&A With 20/20 GeneSystems

By Andy Gordon on February 15, 2018

Today, we’re bringing you a fascinating conversation we had with Jonathan Cohen, the founder and CEO of our recently recommended company 20/20 GeneSystems. 20/20 focuses on reducing cancer mortality worldwide through early detection. It has pioneered a novel approach of continuous machine learning using large data sets…
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Episode 2: Crypto Monitor

By Adam Sharp on February 15, 2018

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Longtime crypto believers are sending the message that government is NOT to be trusted. This makes us wonder: How much longer can the government remain “balanced” in the face of such a radical creed?

One of the Keys to Crypto Profits

By Adam Sharp on February 9, 2018

Cryptocurrencies are a (potential) monetary revolution. Bitcoin could become a common investment asset and value transfer vehicle.
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New Recommendation: Home61

By Andy Gordon on February 8, 2018

Security type: Common stock Round size: Up to $2 million Price per share: $5.65 Valuation: $17 million Minimum investment: $5.65 Investment portal: Netcapital Note: The amount raised under the two exemptions must total at least $10,000 by April 16, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Why These Cryptos Fail to Toe the Line

By Andy Gordon on February 7, 2018

Recent market activity seems to be ignoring the variety of cryptos, not quite treating them as an undifferentiated whole but also failing to take into account the huge differences in technologies and prospects among the coins out there.
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Crypto Markets: Nearing a Bottom?

By Adam Sharp on February 6, 2018

We’re seeing a cascade of selling in crypto markets. It’s been ugly out there. But there are signs we may be nearing a bottom… and that we could be at “peak sell-off.” This correction has been broad-based and indiscriminate. Every coin I track has been affected. But for this analysis,…
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Crypto Markets: Nearing a Bottom?

By Adam Sharp on February 6, 2018

We’re seeing a cascade of selling in crypto markets. It’s been ugly out there. But there are signs we may be nearing a bottom… and that we could be at “peak sell-off.” This correction has been broad-based and indiscriminate. Every coin I track has been affected. But for this analysis,…
It seems like the end of the world for cryptocurrency, but I assure you it's not. Let's look beyond price action and recognize that huge developments are taking place in the crypto world.