Archive: Crypto Asset Strategies


Portfolio and Crypto Market Update

By Adam Sharp on July 13, 2018

First, a quick market update. The markets have been a bit shaken by a few small hacks in the past few weeks. But overall, crypto prices have been fairly resilient recently. Weak hands are still being shaken out of the market, but the pace of selling has slowed dramatically, which is inevitable after a run like we had last year. I continue to see signs of an institutional boom in the works. Coinbase has officially launched its custody service for…

Crypto Monitor: Priming the Institutional Pump

By Vin Narayanan on July 6, 2018

  Summary For months now, we’ve been talking about a wave of institutional money that’s about to enter the cryptocurrency space. Now it’s on the verge of coming to fruition. Adam Sharp and Andy Gordon discuss the latest developments on that front, what’s happening in the bitcoin/crypto markets,…

Crypto Market Update and News

By Adam Sharp on June 29, 2018

First, let’s do a quick market update. Markets have been subdued the last few days, with bitcoin trading around the $5,900 level and the overall market hovering around a $235 billion valuation. However, I remain highly optimistic. We continue to see strong signs of growing institutional interest. And legendary venture…

New Recommendation: Bitcoin

By Adam Sharp on June 25, 2018

Most of you know that I believe we’re on the verge of an institutional boom in cryptocurrency. The necessary infrastructure to support this boom is being built, or launched, as I type this. Major players such the New York Stock Exchange’s parent company (Intercontinental Exchange), Fidelity and the Nasdaq have…

Crypto Monitor: SEC Gives Ethereum Good News

By Vin Narayanan on June 22, 2018

Editor’s note: We’ve added a new feature to Crypto Monitor called Price Talk! In this segment, Adam Sharp and Andy Gordon discuss the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, as well as where the market is heading. You can look for this segment now on a regular basis. Summary When…

Crypto Market Update: A Bullish Turn?

By Adam Sharp on June 15, 2018

As you know, the crypto market has been hurting lately. But we just received a good reason to be optimistic (and opportunistic). On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that a senior SEC official said Ethereum is NOT a security. Here’s the quote from SEC Director of Corporation Finance William…

A Handy Guide to Selling on Bittrex

By Adam Sharp on June 13, 2018

Yesterday afternoon, we recommended selling your WAX position on Bittrex. Then we discovered Bittrex has made a number of changes to its site that makes selling less intuitive. You can no longer sell from the “Wallets” tab. So if you’re still trying to sell WAX, here are the steps you…

New Recommendation: Draper Esprit VC Fund

By Adam Sharp on June 12, 2018

Draper Esprit VC Fund Type: Stock Ticker: (LON: GROW) Current price (May 2, 2018): 468 pence (Note: Share prices on the exchange are listed in pence, not pounds) Buy up to: 520 pence Dear Member, Today’s recommendation is a first for us. It’s a publicly traded…

Sell Alert: WAX

By Adam Sharp on June 12, 2018

Unfortunately, my recent Speculative Portfolio pick Wax has been disappointing (to say the least). And we just received more bad news. OPSkins (the trading platform operated by the Wax team) lost an important partner – Valve. Valve games were responsible for a good deal of the…

A Quick Look at How Our Coins Are Doing

By Adam Sharp on June 8, 2018

Our portfolio, like the rest of the market, remains in a temporary downtrend. I fully expect this to reverse itself by the end of the year (with the institutional move underway by then), but for now it’s hard to say exactly when. Decred (DCR) Decred has been our strongest performer…
Editor’s note: This edition of Crypto Monitor was filmed just before SEC chairman Jay Clayton announced that cryptocurrencies…

SEC Chief: Bitcoin Not a Security

By Adam Sharp on June 7, 2018

For years, we’ve been thinking about how (and if) the Securities and Exchange Commission would regulate bitcoin. Yesterday, we almost got our answer when SEC Chairman Jay Clayton drew a line in the sand between bitcoin and initial coin offerings (ICOs). And it was mostly good news. “Cryptocurrencies – these…

New Pick: Draper Esprit

By Adam Sharp on June 1, 2018

Editor’s note: Next week, we’re going to add Draper Esprit PLC (LON: GROW) to our portfolio. I’ll have full details on the recommendation next week. But here are some basic facts: Draper Esprit is a unique and publicly traded investment that is completely under the radar of most investors. It’s…

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…

New Recommendation: WAX

By Adam Sharp on May 16, 2018

I’m very excited about our newest recommendation, WAX. WAX stands for Worldwide Asset eXchange, and it’s one of the most promising and real crypto projects in the world. I’m putting this pick in our Speculative Portfolio due to its small size and relatively early stage of development. However, as…

Crypto Market Update for May 11, 2018

By Adam Sharp on May 11, 2018

Editor’s note: I’ll have a new crypto pick for you early next week. Dear Member, Crypto markets are down today on news that leading South Korean exchange Upbit is under investigation for suspected fraud. Upbit is South Korea’s largest crypto exchange. According to Cointelegraph,…