Author: Vin Narayanan

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.
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At some point, every “disruptive” technology or business becomes the “establishment.” That’s the way of the world. Southwest Airlines used to be a plucky upstart budget airline. Now it’s a major airline in the same league as Delta, United and American. Amazon changed the face of retail with e-commerce.
A beer vending machine was created by Anheuser-Busch and blockchain identity verification company Civic. And it’s a big step forward for blockchain technology.
It’s hard to keep up with the news these days. Between CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Facebook and Twitter – just to name a few – there’s so much information flying around that it’s become hard to tell what’s really important… and what’s just noise. The cryptocurrency news…
Regulations are becoming a critical factor in the crypto markets. That’s why Tuesday’s Congressional hearing on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology is so important. Follow us on Twitter @Early1nvesting to get live coverage and analysis from the hearing.

Ethereum Scrutiny Might Actually Be Good News

By Vin Narayanan on May 3, 2018

Founder’s Note: I’d like to introduce you to Vin Narayanan. He’s our new senior managing editor and analyst. Vin knows his stuff when it comes to crypto, and today he’s giving us an update on the latest crypto regulation news. – Adam Sharp, Co-Founder, First Stage Investor Dear First Stage…
Don’t let the volatility of the cryptocurrency markets fool you. They’re acting in a perfectly rational manner, and that’s good news for investors.