Archive: Crypto Asset Strategies

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The crypto markets have taken a dip in the past couple weeks, but there are also plenty of promising catalysts on the horizon.
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Crypto Market Update

By Adam Sharp on November 20, 2018

Dear Member, The crypto market hit fresh lows today, with bitcoin dropping as low as $4,400. The latest reason cited for the drop is a Department of Justice probe into whether tether, the dollar-backed stablecoin created by Bitfinex, was used to boost the price of bitcoin higher last year.
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Crypto Market Update

By Adam Sharp on November 16, 2018

As you likely already know, crypto markets have slumped lower over the past few days. Bitcoin’s trading at around $5,595 as I write this, and altcoins are down similarly. Things have stabilized a bit over the last 24 hours, but we could be in for more selling over the coming…
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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…
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Haven Protocol Rises on High Volume

By Adam Sharp on November 2, 2018

Dear Member, Our latest pick, Haven Protocol (XHV), continues to perform well. It’s now up 39% since our initial recommendation and is up 19% today. Today’s move appears to be based on a new announcement that Haven Protocol will offer the ability to convert XHV to stablecoins based on…
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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…
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New Recommendation: Haven Protocol

By Adam Sharp on October 19, 2018

Exchange: Bittrex Market cap: $8 million Total supply: 18.4 million coins Current supply: 5.3 million I’m excited to announce our newest speculative portfolio pick, Haven Protocol (XHV). Haven is a fascinating proof-of-work cryptocurrency that’s unlike any other project I’ve seen. Haven is a very…
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New Pick Postponed, Quick Market Update

By Adam Sharp on October 12, 2018

Dear Member, Our new pick will be ready next week. I apologize for the delay. In the meantime, let’s do a quick market update. The crypto sell-off this week was not surprising considering the chaos going on with stock and bond markets. In fact, I think crypto held up…
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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…
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Crypto Market Update (Institutional Edition)

By Adam Sharp on October 5, 2018

The crypto market is continuing to consolidate. Considering the typical volatility in this sector, we’ve had a pretty calm last six weeks or so. To me, this feels more like a bottom than a continuation of the correction. People aren’t wildly bullish, which is a good thing. Famed hedge fund…
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Crypto Monitor: Stablecoins and Market Conditions

By Vin Narayanan on September 27, 2018

Summary The Winklevoss twins, who operate the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, have been busy! They’ve introduced a new stablecoin and are looking into expanding to Europe. Adam Sharp and Vin Narayanan discuss that, whether the crypto market has bottomed out and much more in this week’s Crypto Monitor. If you’re…
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Portfolio and Market Update

By Adam Sharp on September 21, 2018

The crypto markets had been holding relatively steady over the past week. Until today, that is, when the prices of most coins suddenly shot higher. The move was led by ripple (XRP), which jumped an impressive 90% to $0.70. We get a lot of questions about ripple, so I thought…
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Crypto Monitor: Market Manipulation Edition

By Vin Narayanan on September 14, 2018

Summary It’s been a busy two weeks in the crypto markets. We’ve seen allegations of market manipulation, Goldman Sachs clarifying its crypto timeline and Citi announcing a new product. Adam Sharp and Vin Narayanan discuss those topics and much more in this week’s Crypto Monitor. They also debut the…
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Portfolio and Market Update

By Adam Sharp on September 7, 2018

Dear Member, Altcoins have been taking a hit after a nice bounce over the last week. Bitcoin is down slightly, but everything else is getting hammered. This is natural after such a big bounce. But it could continue for a while. There are still a lot of overvalued projects out…
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Crypto Monitor: SEC Hits the “Undo” Button

By Vin Narayanan on August 31, 2018

  Summary What’s going on at the SEC? One day, it’s denying nine bitcoin ETFs. The next day, it’s hitting the “undo” button on the denials. Andy Gordon and Vin Narayanan discuss that, the latest bitcoin news out of China, Nano’s stress test and much more in…
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Portfolio and Crypto Market Update

By Adam Sharp on August 24, 2018

You’ve probably all seen the news that the SEC denied nine crypto ETF proposals on Wednesday. This was no surprise (though the SEC issuing a temporary stay on the denial the next day was). Fortunately, the market reacted appropriately and shrugged off the news. It’s important to note that the…