Author: Vin Narayanan

Thinking Your Way Through Startup Investing

By Vin Narayanan on June 20, 2018

The majority of startups fail. That's why learning how to pick the right startup to invest in is critically important.

New Early Investing Mailbag Answers Your Questions

By Vin Narayanan on June 17, 2018

The new Early Investing Mailbag tackles your questions about startups and cryptocurrencies.

News Fix: Ethereum and Sonic Heat Up

By Vin Narayanan on June 16, 2018

In this week’s News Fix, we look at how the SEC gave Ethereum a boost, startups making checking accounts cool again and the Sonic the Hedgehog toaster.
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You Like Robots, but What About Dinosaur Bones?

By Vin Narayanan on June 14, 2018

In our last poll, we found out you like robots and holding bitcoin. In this week’s poll, tell us your thoughts on dinosaurs and when to buy bitcoin.
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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Editor’s note: This edition of Crypto Monitor was filmed just before SEC chairman Jay Clayton announced that cryptocurrencies…
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.

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…
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.