Archive: Crypto Asset Strategies

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Biden Pushes Government to Regulate Crypto

By Vin Narayanan on March 25, 2022

President Biden signed an executive order earlier this month that directs several federal agencies to develop policies and regulations for cryptocurrencies. Mainstream media reports — and some crypto analysts — linked this development to the U.S. trying to stop Russia from evading financial sanctions that were imposed after Russia invaded Ukraine. Those reports are wrong. This executive order has been months in the making. The Biden administration started publicly…
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Crypto Monitor: The Vision and Venture Capital Behind Web3

By Early Investing on March 18, 2022

Andreessen Horowitz is a venture capital firm known for its focus on new technologies. The firm has $28 billion in assets under management across multiple funds — including $3 billion in crypto funds. And in January, a16z said it would raise $1 billion for Web3 seed investments.
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Re-Evaluating Your Crypto Holdings

By Adam Sharp on March 11, 2022

Well, this is my last update for you guys. Vin, Andy and the rest of the team will be taking over Crypto Asset Strategies going forward. You’re in good hands. Vin is an old pro by this point and made an amazing…
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Crypto Monitor: Is Solana Worth Investing In

By Early Investing on March 4, 2022

The Crypto Asset Strategies team has been tracking Solana (SOL) for a while now. The coin uses both proof-of-stake and proof-of-history protocols, which makes for a fast, energy-efficient way of tracking and processing transactions. In fact, Solana is faster and cheaper than Ethereum. …
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I’m worried about Uniswap (UNI). Uniswap is one of crypto’s most well-known decentralized exchanges. UNI is the governance token for Uniswap. And since September, the price of UNI has been plummeting. In fact, not even bitcoin hitting its all-time high of more than…
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The Risks of Keeping Your Crypto on an Exchange

By Adam Sharp on February 18, 2022

This week the Canadian government ordered crypto exchanges to freeze certain accounts tied to the Ottawa freedom protest. This set off a wave of concern over the risk of government seizing crypto assets. And that’s a very real danger.
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Federal Reserve Threatens a 0.5% Interest Rate Hike

By Adam Sharp on February 11, 2022

The Federal Reserve is now openly hinting at a 0.5% interest rate hike, which could come at any time. It might do a 0.5% hike just to look like it’s trying to control inflation. But I remain confident that it can’t actually raise rates back to…
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What a beautiful bounce today for the crypto market. In the last 24 hours, bitcoin has ripped higher by about 10% and is now back over $40,000. Altcoins are following (for now). Most altcoins have gotten absolutely slaughtered lately. “Ethereum-killer” Solana…
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The Crypto Market Seems to Have Hit Bottom… for Now

By Vin Narayanan on January 28, 2022

2022 has already been an interesting year for crypto. How interesting depends on your perspective. Let’s take bitcoin, for example. Here what bitcoin’s chart looks like: 1 Day: +0.33% 5 Day: +5.4%…
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Wholesale Inflation Rose 9.7% in 2021

By Adam Sharp on January 14, 2022

This week, news broke that the Producer Price Index – which measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output – rose 9.7% in 2021. This was a shocking realization for many. We’re near 10% wholesale inflation!…
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Cosmos Takes Off Despite Crypto Market Correction

By Adam Sharp on January 7, 2022

Most of the crypto market has had a pretty rough week. Bitcoin’s down around 12%. Ethereum is down 15%. And a lot of altcoins are down 20% to 30%. However, our new portfolio pick Cosmos (ATOM) is taking off. It’s up 31% over the last week!…
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Ethereum Scaling Offers New Crypto Opportunity

By Adam Sharp on December 10, 2021

This week I wrote a piece for HIVE Blockchain, a crypto miner I am consulting for. In it, I went over a very interesting space: Ethereum scaling solutions. But for ETH to go truly mainstream, it needs lower fees…
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Bitcoin Hasn’t Reached Its Peak Yet

By Adam Sharp on December 3, 2021

Bitcoin has pulled back significantly, but I still think we’re in a long-term uptrend. I just don’t believe this cycle has peaked yet. With a high of $69,000 so far this year, we’re only up about 3.5x from the 2017 cycle high of around $20,000.  In…
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Our speculative portfolio coin Haven Protocol has bounced back pretty well from its recent troubles. It had an incident back in July where a hacker exploited a vulnerability. But Haven recently launched a successful fork of version 2.0. (Note the nice social traction…
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How to Time a Crypto Exit

By Adam Sharp on November 12, 2021

I am a long-term investor. I make investments while expecting to hold them for at least 10 years.  But I do plan on selling some crypto during this bull market at some point. I may sell as much as half.  But I don’t think…
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Blindly Believing the Fed

By Adam Sharp on November 5, 2021

I came across an interesting opinion piece on CoinDesk today titled “Will Bitcoin Win When the Fed Stops Buying Bonds?” Beginning in November, the Fed will purchase $10 billion fewer Treasury bonds and $5 billion fewer mortgage-backed securities (MBS) each month…