Archive: Early Investing
Attending Republic’s “RepubliCon” Crypto Conference
By Adam Sharp on September 14, 2018
Last week we attended a crypto conference in New York. Here’s what we learned...
Timing Key for Higher-Risk Investments
By Matthew Makowski on September 10, 2018
The bull (stock) market isn't going to last forever. And when it does end, investors who have diversified into crypto and bonds will be in a good position.
Q&A: SEC Trying to Improve Private Market Access; Bitcoin Mining
By Early Investing on September 9, 2018
Andy Gordon looks at what the SEC should do to improve investor access to the private markets while Adam Sharp explains bitcoin mining.
News Fix: Goldman Sachs Cries “Fake News”
By Vin Narayanan on September 8, 2018
Crypto's mainstream acceptance is growing. And that's good news for investors. Also, Goldman Sachs blames "fake news" and IBM launches a new crypto project.
Reverse Speculation and Irrational Exuberance
By Andy Gordon on September 5, 2018
Andy explores how speculation became a dirty word – and how it may be undeserved.
Mailbag: Coinbase Limitations; Why Doesn’t Congress Act?
By Early Investing on September 2, 2018
The Early Investing team looks at why Coinbase doesn’t list more altcoins and whether Congress should pass legislation regulating cryptocurrencies.
News Fix: More Access to Private Markets on the Way
By Vin Narayanan on September 1, 2018
Leading our weekly news roundup is the SEC trying to improve retail access to the private markets and equity crowdfunding going transatlantic.
Hype Cycle Puts Blockchain in Perspective
By Andy Gordon on August 29, 2018
Understanding where blockchain technology is in the Gartner Hype Cycle provides critical context for making investment decisions.
Doing the Math on Institutional Cash in Crypto
By Allison Brickell on August 27, 2018
Today’s chart shows that if even 1% of institutional money moved into crypto, it would more than double bitcoin’s market cap.
Why Doesn’t the SEC Like Bitcoin ETFs?
By Early Investing on August 26, 2018
The Early Investing team explains the SEC’s chief objections to bitcoin ETFs and shows you how to measure “community.”
News Fix: Bull Market, Wages and Bitcoin ETFs
By Vin Narayanan on August 25, 2018
The SEC is reconsidering its decision to deny nine bitcoin ETFs. Also, the bull market continues, but wages are still a mystery.
Steer Clear of the Bitmain IPO
By Adam Sharp on August 24, 2018
The world’s largest crypto mining company is going public, but Adam says you should steer clear of this IPO.
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.
Mailbag: Welcoming Institutional Money and Explaining Bitcoin ETFs
By Early Investing on August 19, 2018
The Early Investing team explains why the crypto community is welcoming institutional money and the importance of a bitcoin ETF.
News Fix: Institutional Investor Infrastructure for Crypto Continues to Grow
By Vin Narayanan on August 18, 2018
Institutional investors need ways to buy (and sell) large chunks of cryptocurrency. A startup backed by some heavyweight investors has found the solution.