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Archive: Crypto Asset Strategies
New Recommendation: Ravencoin (RVN)
By Adam Sharp on March 12, 2019
Ticker: RVN Current supply: 3.08 billion Maximum supply: 21 billion Current price: $0.025 Recommended exchange: Binance or Bittrex As you all know, most of my focus has been on pure cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, nano, vertcoin and decred. One area I’ve been keeping a close eye on, however, is digital asset creation and transfer (let’s call it “asset digitization” for short). I’m particularly interested in the digitization of real-world assets, specifically securities…
Update on Grin, Crypto Markets
By Adam Sharp on March 8, 2019
Dear Member, In late January, I mentioned I was watching grin and thought it a promising new coin. I noted its technical potential but warned, “Grin only just began trading, and the supply is extremely low, so…
Crypto Monitor: South America Turns to Bitcoin; Crypto Befuddles Warren Buffett
By Early Investing on March 1, 2019
In this week’s Crypto Monitor, Warren Buffett still doesn’t understand bitcoin. Meanwhile, countries in South America are increasingly reliant on bitcoin.
Fidelity Closer to Launching Crypto Services, Bitcoin Moves Up
By Adam Sharp on February 22, 2019
Dear Member, The past year has been a brutal period for crypto investors. However, there are encouraging signs that the bear market may be ending. First, we’ve seen promising price action on strong volume. Over the past week, bitcoin has risen from $3,600 to near $4,000. It’s not a…
Crypto Monitor: Binance Moves Up, Jack Dorsey Goes All In on Bitcoin
By Early Investing on February 15, 2019
In this week’s Crypto Monitor, institutional crypto investing takes a big step forward, Binance Coin rises in value and Jack Dorsey carries the bitcoin maximalist torch.
Clarity on Why We Need Crypto
By Adam Sharp on February 8, 2019
Dear Member, Recently, a few of you have written and asked for more clarity on why I believe we desperately need an alternative to fiat money. I realize this is a rather unconventional belief, so I’m happy to oblige. First, let’s talk about the current fiat system. The fundamental…
Crypto Monitor: Keeping an Eye on New Altcoins
By Allison Brickell on February 1, 2019
In this week’s Crypto Monitor, we’ve found some interesting altcoins that warrant additional investigations... and institutional investment is picking up the pace.
Market Update and Keeping an Eye on New Coins
By Adam Sharp on January 25, 2019
Dear Member, Crypto markets have been relatively stable over the past few weeks. Unfortunately, the government shutdown has slowed the launch of major upcoming platforms, such as Bakkt and Fidelity Digital Assets, as they cannot receive approval to begin operating from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission until it’s over. However,…
Crypto Monitor: Bitcoin Whales Resurface, Bakkt Keeps Moving Forward
By Allison Brickell on January 18, 2019
In this week’s Crypto Monitor, Adam Sharp and Vin Narayanan discuss bitcoin whales, Bakkt’s progress, Russian rumors and more.
Crypto and Financial Market Update
By Adam Sharp on January 11, 2019
Dear Member, Nothing demonstrates the need for cryptocurrency better than the current financial world. The absurdly low interest rates. The piles and piles of debt. The continued growth of that debt. It’s a monetary system with no check on government recklessness. Central banks (like the Fed) can create money…
Crypto Monitor: No Tears for Bitmain
By Allison Brickell on January 4, 2019
We’re diving into 2019 with a look at Bakkt's huge funding round, Bitmain's struggles and bitcoin's yearly prices.
Crypto Monitor: 2019 Crypto Forecast Edition
By Allison Brickell on December 21, 2018
In the last Crypto Monitor of the year, Adam Sharp and Andy Gordon present their 2019 crypto forecast.
Crypto Monitor: Why We’re Hodling and Watching Ethereum
By Allison Brickell on December 14, 2018
Adam Sharp and Andy Gordon discuss the Crypto Asset Strategies philosophy on holding and cutting losses, ethereum's woes and more.
Crypto Market Update
By Adam Sharp on December 7, 2018
Dear Member, As you all know, it’s been another rough month for crypto markets. Altcoins have been hit especially hard. As I write this, bitcoin is trading around $3,400. I can’t say when this bear market will end, but I will tell you that I haven’t sold any of…
Crypto Monitor: Understanding the Market Dip and Upcoming Catalysts
By Allison Brickell on November 30, 2018
The crypto markets have taken a dip in the past couple weeks, but there are also plenty of promising catalysts on the horizon.
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.