Archive: Cryptocurrency

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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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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…
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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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Crypto Bull Case Solid Despite Correction

By Adam Sharp on May 28, 2021

I’ve had a lot of questions about crypto coming from friends and family lately. Many of them are particularly concerned that Elon Musk can apparently move this huge market by himself. So I want to make it clear that I don’t really believe Elon was the…

Bitcoin vs. Altcoins: A Lopsided Battle

By Adam Sharp on January 15, 2021

Investors often ask me why I focus so much on bitcoin instead of altcoins. I get why people ask this question. Bitcoin is already huge. And many investors assume they’ve already missed the boat, so they want to find the next bitcoin. …
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Two things severely shook the crypto markets this week. But that doesn’t change bitcoin’s strong fundamentals.

The SEC’s Crypto Market Manipulation Fears Make No Sense

By Vin Narayanan on September 20, 2019

The SEC is refusing to approve a bitcoin ETF out of fear of market manipulation. But that fear is nonsensical.
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The crypto markets are changing. So we’re selling Cardano (ADA) and reallocating the First Stage Investor cryptocurrency portfolio.
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The crypto markets are blossoming, Facebook is testing its new Libra cryptocurrency and Binance is shutting down in the U.S.

The World Bitcoin Was Created For

By Adam Sharp on January 4, 2019

Bitcoin turns 10 years old this week, and Adam explains why it’s more important than ever.
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Buy (or Hodl) Through Crypto Winter

By Adam Sharp on January 3, 2019

2018 was a tough year for cryptocurrency markets. But 2019 gives us plenty to be optimistic about.

Banks Are in the Depression Stage of Grief

By Andy Gordon on January 2, 2019

The big banks are going through the five stages of grief. Whether they know it or not, they’re on the chopping block.

Crypto Needs to Show, Not Tell

By Andy Gordon on December 12, 2018

There are three ways crypto could fail. Investors need to see clear progress being made... and have patience.

When Will the SEC Say Yes to a Bitcoin ETF?

By Andy Gordon on December 5, 2018

Is it surprising that the SEC has rejected all bitcoin ETF proposals to date? No. But time is running out.

On the Eve of Thanksgiving, Some Food for Thought

By Andy Gordon on November 21, 2018

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, a time for giving thanks and sharing. So here’s some food for thought.

The “Why” of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

By Adam Sharp on November 9, 2018

Adam explains the “why” of bitcoin and how cryptocurrency is driven forward by the idea that the world needs an alternative to fiat.