Archive: Early Investing

In this week’s News Fix, we look at how a South Korean crypto exchange is handling a hack, Square has received a BitLicense and equity crowdfunding is getting organized.

F.A. Hayek Saw Bitcoin Coming 34 Years Ago

By Adam Sharp on June 22, 2018

In a pair of 1984 interviews, Nobel Prize-winning economist F.A. Hayek predicted the rise of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Thinking Your Way Through Startup Investing

By Vin Narayanan on June 20, 2018

The majority of startups fail. That's why learning how to pick the right startup to invest in is critically important.

Medicare Limps Toward Bankruptcy

By Allison Brickell on June 18, 2018

Medicare is limping toward bankruptcy... and it might reach the end of the road sooner than you think.

New Early Investing Mailbag Answers Your Questions

By Vin Narayanan on June 17, 2018

The new Early Investing Mailbag tackles your questions about startups and cryptocurrencies.

News Fix: Ethereum and Sonic Heat Up

By Vin Narayanan on June 16, 2018

In this week’s News Fix, we look at how the SEC gave Ethereum a boost, startups making checking accounts cool again and the Sonic the Hedgehog toaster.
The SEC's current thinking about cryptocurrencies gives bitcoin, and other coins like it, a regulatory advantage.
The government crackdown on cryptocurrencies was fairly predictable - but not bad news. The resulting environment should allow bitcoin and other digital currencies to flourish.

Chart of the Week: Identifying Startups Worth Investing In

By Allison Brickell on June 11, 2018

A quick look at the “vetting pyramid” shows why it’s so important to perform due diligence before investing in startups.
For the first time in weeks, it was nothing but good news for bitcoin. And the news wasn't just good. It was great.

Crypto Regulation (Finally)

By Adam Sharp on June 8, 2018

Bullish news: We’re finally going to get some clarity on the regulatory questions around bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Thanks to secondary transfer platforms, investors now have ways to profit off of companies that haven't gone public yet.
In this week's Early Investing News Fix, we look at some ironic crowdfunding news, the growth of bitcoin ATMs and gold's disappearing act.

Why We Hold Crypto

By Adam Sharp on June 1, 2018

As the prices of bitcoin and other digital currencies go up and down, it’s important to understand why certain investors are playing the long game with cryptocurrencies.
The European experience with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is similar to the American one, with buying coming at the end of the "hype cycle."

Volume Is Important When Trading Bitcoin

By Vin Narayanan on May 28, 2018

Bitcoin exchange volume and market activity are important factors to consider as you trade cryptocurrencies.