Archive: Early Investing

Some of Bitcoin’s Biggest Trades Happen Out of Sight

By Andy Gordon on August 22, 2018

We know just how much bitcoin changes hands in centralized exchanges. But most whales don't trade there. Understanding that is critically important.

Bitcoin Hash Rate Steadily Rising

By Allison Brickell on August 20, 2018

Bitcoin prices may have slowed down, but bitcoin miners seem to be focused on the long game.
The Early Investing team explains why the crypto community is welcoming institutional money and the importance of a bitcoin ETF.
Institutional investors need ways to buy (and sell) large chunks of cryptocurrency. A startup backed by some heavyweight investors has found the solution.
Riding out a market that's trending down is hard. But there's good news on the way for people who hodl.

Chart: Institutional Interest in Crypto Continues to Grow

By Vin Narayanan on August 13, 2018

New research shows the amount of institutional money flowing into the crypto markets is on the rise. And that’s without the presence of easy custody solutions and clear regulations. Just imagine what will happen when we get those two things.

ICE Makes a Big Move Into Crypto

By Adam Sharp on August 10, 2018

The infrastructure to support an institutional boom in crypto continues to be built out. Here’s the latest.

Bitcoin’s “New Normal”

By Andy Gordon on August 8, 2018

If you want a good model for institutional money in cryptocurrency markets, take a look at Sweden.

A Collapsing Rial Pushes Iranians Toward Bitcoin

By Allison Brickell on August 6, 2018

Faced with a collapsing rial and strict U.S. sanctions, some Iranians are buying bitcoin as a protective hedge.

Mailbag: Managing Your Portfolio; Where to Buy Bitcoin

By Early Investing on August 5, 2018

The Early Investing team answers questions about how to manage your cryptocurrency portfolio and where to buy bitcoin.

News Fix: Decentralization Is the New Normal

By Vin Narayanan on August 4, 2018

From the media to bitcoin, today's world is all about disintermediation.
So you’ve heard that cryptocurrency is going to take over the world. Here we explore the “why” and “how” of this view.

Smart Investors Don’t Follow the Crowd

By Andy Gordon on August 1, 2018

Early Investing's Andy Gordon offers three tips on how to avoid "instant experts" while investing.
Nearly 60% of high net worth individuals surveyed by Capgemini, a French business consulting corporation, showed interest in investing in cryptocurrency in Q1 of this year. To get an expert’s perspective on the numbers, I’m turning to Andy Gordon.

Mailbag: Bitcoin’s Surge; Finding Startup Potential

By Early Investing on July 29, 2018

The Early Investing team looks at whether bitcoin's rally has legs and how to identify pre-IPO startups to invest in.

News Fix: Big Checks Down, Bitcoin Surges

By Vin Narayanan on July 28, 2018

This week’s news roundup includes a CEO who doesn’t want big money from VC firms and a closer look at bitcoin’s brief surge past $8,000.