Author: Vin Narayanan


Ripple Beats the SEC

By Vin Narayanan on July 14, 2023

The crypto industry needed a win. And it got one. A federal judge ruled Thursday that coins sold programmatically (typically on exchanges) or awarded as part of compensation packages were NOT unregistered securities. And that only coins sold directly to institutional investors constituted registered…

Don’t Buy the Bitcoin ETF Hype in 2023

By Vin Narayanan on July 7, 2023

I’m going to write a book about crypto in the next couple of years. And one of the book’s chapters will be devoted to bitcoin ETFs. Since 2018, crypto investors have been hoping that an SEC-approved bitcoin (spot) ETF would lead to a tidal wave of…

Be Cautious in Unpredictable Crypto Markets

By Vin Narayanan on June 30, 2023

The crypto markets have entered a highly unpredictable phase. There are so many contradictory market forces in play that it’s hard to make any short-term market predictions. The SEC is going after Coinbase. Coinbase is fighting back. Blackrock (among others) applied for a bitcoin spot ETF (with bitcoin as the…
This month’s recommendation is risky — even for crypto. We’re jumping into the metaverse. The metaverse is essentially a digital parallel (well, mostly parallel) to our physical universe. It’s a place where people will “live out” their digital lives using avatars (digital representations) of themselves. People…

A Gold Mine for Collectibles Investors

By Vin Narayanan on July 29, 2022

Attending Comic-Con in San Diego is on my bucket list. I’m a huge comic book fan. And I love superheroes. As a kid, I used to collect all sorts of action figures — Star Wars, Superman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Bionic Woman, Batman, G.I. Joe. I loved them all. …