Archive: Early Investing
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.
Necessity vs. Superiority – Crypto’s Path to Mainstream Adoption
By Adam Sharp on August 3, 2018
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.
Survey: About 60% of Wealthy Respondents Show Interest in Crypto
By Allison Brickell on July 30, 2018
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.
SEC Rejection of Bitcoin ETF Sparks Controversy; Provides Path Forward
By Vin Narayanan on July 27, 2018
As expected, the SEC rejected the Winklevoss ETF proposal. But the way it was rejected shows it's just a matter of time before a bitcoin ETF is approved.
Startups Should Be Wary of SoftBank’s Approach to Venture Capitalism
By Andy Gordon on July 25, 2018
SoftBank is fond of writing big checks to fund startups. But founders should be wary. Big checks can come with big problems.
Survey of Bitcoin Owners Yields Interesting Results
By Allison Brickell on July 23, 2018
While various government agencies begin to tackle crypto regulation in different ways, investors are also taking varying approaches.
Mailbag: How Do 2018’s IPOs Affect My Startup Portfolio?
By Early Investing on July 22, 2018
The Early Investing team looks at how the strong showing for IPOs in 2018 will affect investors with startup portfolios, and Congress is taking steps toward developing cryptocurrency policy.
Congressional Hearings Show Appetite for Smart Crypto Regulations
By Vin Narayanan on July 20, 2018
After years of keeping bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at arm’s length, Congress looks like it’s getting serious about regulating digital assets.
Q&A: A Founder’s Journey From Hardware to Pure Software
By Andy Gordon on July 18, 2018
Andy sits down with the founder of Pixilated, a photo booth startup, to learn about the ways the company is tackling its market.