Archive: Crypto Asset Strategies

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October 2020 Recommendation: Ethereum Competitor

By Adam Sharp on November 3, 2021

Editor’s Note: Due to a production error, we failed to post this recommendation from last October. You have our sincere apologies. We have taken measures to make sure that mistake does not happen again. Additionally, we’re in the process of updating our portfolio provider. Once that change is made, it will be added to the Crypto Asset Strategies portfolio page. New Recommendation: Cosmos (ATOM) Ticker: ATOM Market cap: $1.055 billion Circulating supply:…
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Layer One Ethereum Competitor Performing Well

By Adam Sharp on October 29, 2021

Layer one blockchains competing with ethereum have been on FIRE, especially Solana (SOL). One of our portfolio coins falls in that blockchain category, and it’s been doing extremely well too. In fact, it’s been doing well enough that some of you might be thinking about taking profits.
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Bitcoin Poised for More All Time Highs

By Adam Sharp on October 22, 2021

Bitcoin has pulled back from the all-time-high of around $67,000 it reached earlier this week. But it’s still looking great at around $60,000.  A pullback here is actually quite healthy. We don’t want it to go up vertically. Parabolic (near vertical) moves inevitably correct hard. Steady…
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Bitcoin Keeps Outperforming Altcoins

By Adam Sharp on October 15, 2021

Bitcoin continues to perform well against altcoins, after lagging significantly earlier in the year.  It’s hard to say how altcoins will react if bitcoin goes above $100,000. They may soar higher right along with it. Or they may struggle for attention in the face of a…
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Bitcoin Soars Past Altcoins

By Adam Sharp on October 8, 2021

Bitcoin has been beating altcoins over the last few weeks — which is something we haven’t seen in a long time. And I think this trend may continue for a while. We could even get a situation where bitcoin “sucks all the air out of the room,” which…
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How to Avoid Getting Hacked

By Adam Sharp on October 1, 2021

This week news broke that up to 6,000 Coinbase customers were hacked between March and May 2021. Here are the basics of the situation via Coindesk: Between March and May 20, the hacker or hackers used a flaw in…
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China Bans Crypto Again

By Adam Sharp on September 24, 2021

China is banning crypto — again. And markets are selling off hard in response. It’s deja vu all over again. It reminds me of a great quote from venture capitalist…
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Revolut is a fast-growing e-bank in the U.K. that’s worth $33 billion. And this week we found out that it is using bitcoin to pay for its U.S. office rental space.  Ryan Weeks of The Block did a nice…
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Keep an Eye on FTX Token

By Adam Sharp on September 10, 2021

FTX Token (FTT) is the native currency of the FTX crypto exchange. FTX is a very fast-growing and profitable exchange founded by 29-year-old billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried. Bankman-Fried is pretty much the Midas of the…
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Institutional Crypto Adoption Ramps Up

By Adam Sharp on September 3, 2021

In today’s Early Investing newsletter, I wrote about some very bullish rumors from Mike Alfred, a leading player in the institutional bitcoin world. In a pair of tweets, he revealed that a large number of institutions have bought into bitcoin — and more…
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NFTs Have Unrealized Potential

By Adam Sharp on August 27, 2021

I’ve been watching the non-fungible token (NFT) space closely over the last three months or so. And my conclusion is pretty simple. Art NFTs are here to stay — and we’re just beginning to see the potential utility for NFTs beyond artistic projects. …
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Introduction to Solana (SOL)

By Adam Sharp on August 20, 2021

Solana (SOL) is an up-and-coming Ethereum competitor. It’s a proof-of-stake coin, and its network is extremely fast and powerful. The requirements to run a validator are extreme (it requires a powerful server with 128GB of RAM, which is a…
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Inflation Pushes Bitcoin Higher

By Adam Sharp on August 13, 2021

It was a very nice week for crypto. Bitcoin is up 9% over the last week, while ethereum is up 12.9%, according to CoinMarketCap data. Ethereum jumped on its implementation of EIP-1559, a network upgrade that burns a portion…
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Crypto Faces More Government Scrutiny

By Adam Sharp on August 6, 2021

There’s a proposal in the infrastructure bill making its way through Congress that could be bad for crypto. CNBC recently covered the issue in an article titled “White House backs senators pushing for stricter crypto reporting rules.” (Vin Narayanan covered this…
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Crypto Market Rallies, Bitcoin Still on Top

By Adam Sharp on July 30, 2021

It’s been very encouraging to watch the crypto rally this week.  Bitcoin has led the way over the past week, rising 20% from the beginning of the week to Friday. Most altcoins are up anywhere from 5% to 15% over the same time period. …
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Why We Need Crypto Bears

By Adam Sharp on July 23, 2021

Lately I’ve been watching a crypto YouTube Channel called UpOnly. It’s run by two experienced crypto traders, Ledger and Cobie.  In April, they hosted a show titled Big Brain Crypto Club. It…