Author: Vin Narayanan
News Fix: Robinhood Keeps Besting the Banks
In this week’s News Fix, we’re seeing Robinhood drive banks crazy, late-stage startups plan their IPOs and more.
News Fix: DARPA Eyes the Blockchain
By Vin Narayanan on December 8, 2018
In today’s News Fix, DARPA is turning toward the blockchain, institutions keep investing in crypto, and both crypto and cannabis have a busy week.
When Beliefs Don’t Match the Facts
By Vin Narayanan on December 1, 2018
In a battle of sentiment vs. fact, fact should theoretically win out. Unfortunately, that’s not usually the case. The same goes for the crypto markets.
Airdrop Alert: Omnicoin
By Vin Narayanan on November 20, 2018
The First Stage Investor Team recommends a new airdrop.
Digging Into the Marijuana Business in Vegas
By Vin Narayanan on November 17, 2018
Half of the Early Investing Team traveled to MJBizCon this week... and it’s one of the most exciting conferences they’ve ever been to.
News Fix: Not All Political Victories Are Created Equal
By Vin Narayanan on November 10, 2018
It’s been a good week for the legal marijuana industry. But before we get too excited, we need to remember that not all political victories (or defeats) are created equal.
Crypto Monitor: Ethereum nearing Serenity
By Vin Narayanan on November 9, 2018
Summary In this week’s Crypto Monitor, Adam Sharp and Andy Gordon discuss the major improvements being made to ethereum, a proposed blockchain city in Nevada, Coinbase raising even more money and much more. If you’re interested in a particular topic, we’ve…
Startups Are Ready for Private Equity Crowdfunding
By Vin Narayanan on November 3, 2018
The founders of startup companies are ready to hop off the venture capital train and try private equity crowdfunding. But there’s one thing holding them back.
Crypto Is a Work in Progress, Not a Finished Product
By Vin Narayanan on October 27, 2018
Critics treat crypto like it’s a finished product instead of an evolving product. It's the same mistake internet critics made.
Crypto Monitor: Explaining Haven Protocol Edition
By Vin Narayanan on October 26, 2018
Summary In this week’s Crypto Monitor, Adam Sharp looks at why people should invest in Haven Protocol (XHV), Fidelity joining the institutional move into crypto, a new upcoming catalyst and much more. If you’re interested in a particular topic, we’ve listed…
What Investors Can Learn From College Dropouts and Bootstrappers
By Vin Narayanan on October 20, 2018
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and Vin’s grandmother have one very important quality in common. And it’s one all investors can learn from.
News Fix: You Should Own Your Data
By Vin Narayanan on October 13, 2018
Who owns your data? It's a weird question. But it could be one of the most important questions of our time.
Crypto Monitor: Binance and Coinbase Making Moves
By Vin Narayanan on October 12, 2018
Summary Cryptocurrency exchanges don’t like to move markets. But two of them– Binance and Coinbase – definitely have that power. Adam Sharp and Andy Gordon discuss the latest moves by those exchanges and how their actions will impact the market. They also look at Yale investing in crypto, crypto…
News Fix: Stock Market Warning Signs Hiding in Plain Sight
By Vin Narayanan on October 6, 2018
The main media narrative doesn't always explain market behavior. And it sometimes ignores signals hiding in plain sight.
Airdrop Alert: Mortgage Token (MTG)
By Vin Narayanan on October 2, 2018
Buying a house is a pain in the neck. And the worst part of the process is securing financing. But one startup thinks blockchain technology can make the process much easier.
Coinbase to Expand Offerings on State-by-State Basis
By Vin Narayanan on September 29, 2018
Coinbase’s decision to make new coins available for trading on a state-by-state basis is welcome news for crypto investors. But it also raises key questions that need answering.