Archive: Crypto Asset Strategies

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Summary The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has rejected yet another Bitwise bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal. This is exactly what we expected to happen. But this time, the SEC did something we didn’t expect: It actually gave constructive feedback in the form of a detailed 112-page response. Adam Sharp and Andy Gordon discuss the SEC’s history of hesitation and how this feedback could be a guide to winning its approval. Regardless of the SEC’s approval, though, bitcoin ETFs…
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Summary The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has rejected yet another Bitwise bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal. This is exactly what we expected to happen. But this time, the SEC did something we didn’t expect: It actually gave constructive feedback in the form of a detailed 112-page response. Adam…
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The SEC has yet again rejected a bitcoin ETF proposal. But it’s not all bad news.
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In the crypto world this week, Coinbase offers interest on its stablecoin, a Crypto Rating Council forms to rate cryptocurrencies based on their likelihood of becoming securities and Block.one gets a slap on the wrist from the SEC.
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A Perfect Storm for Bitcoin

By Adam Sharp on October 4, 2019

Bitcoin is in position to keep rising over the next few years - even to as high as $50,000 in 2020. Here’s why.

Crypto Monitor: Bitcoin’s Price Dip Is Not a Reason to Sell

By Early Investing on September 27, 2019

Bitcoin and altcoins have had a rough week. And Bakkt’s crypto trading platform is off to a slow start. But there’s still plenty to look forward to.
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Binance Launches Its U.S. Exchange

By Vin Narayanan on September 20, 2019

Binance has launched its U.S. exchange, which is great news for U.S. investors. VanEck and SolidX have less-than-great news... but the crypto world is chugging along regardless.
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VanEck has bypassed SEC regulations with a new quasi-ETF offering, while Bakkt is one step closer to launching its bitcoin trading platform.
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The Bank of England is suggesting a network of digital currencies replace the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Meanwhile, Binance is moving into stablecoins and bitcoin remains a flight to safety.
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Market Madness and 0% Yields

By Adam Sharp on August 23, 2019

We have entered a period of complete financial madness. There is now nearly $17 trillion worth of bonds with negative yields around the world. That’s almost $17 trillion in bonds where the lender is basically paying the borrower for the privilege. Some investors in bonds have been making a killing.
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Crypto Monitor: Bitcoin Becomes a Flight to Safety

By Early Investing on August 16, 2019

In the crypto world this week, China introduces its own crypto, Litecoin suffers a dusting attack and bitcoin moves from hedge to safe haven.

Investors “Flying to Safety” With Cryptocurrency

By Vin Narayanan on August 9, 2019

The global economy has been sending a warning: Investors need a hedge against fiat money now more than ever. Bitcoin and altcoins fit the bill.
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Crypto Monitor: IRS Reminds Us Of Broken Crypto Tax Policy

By Early Investing on August 2, 2019

Summary The markets have experienced a slight pullback this week. But Adam Sharp isn’t worried about it. He explains why the Crypto Assets Strategies buy and hold strategy hasn’t changed. And he shares what he looks for in alt-coins as bitcoin continues to…
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Bitcoin is still outperforming altcoins. But Blockstack, a prominent crypto project, is giving altcoins a boost.
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Crypto Monitor: Time to Buy the Dip

By Early Investing on July 19, 2019

The crypto markets are offering an enticing buying opportunity this week. Meanwhile, the government is still panicking about Libra.
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Trump Gets Defensive About the Dollar

By Adam Sharp on July 12, 2019

It’s been a very interesting 24 hours in the crypto world. First, we had Fed Chair Jerome Powell testifying about crypto before Congress. He called for a halt to Facebook’s Libra stablecoin project and had some very interesting things to say about bitcoin. When asked whether crypto is a threat…