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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 trading volume on OPSkins. You can read more about the situation on OPSkins’ official post. I’ve decided it’s best to exit this position. I recommend you…

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…

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."