Archive: Scalability

Two weeks ago, we recommended that First Stage Investor subscribers invest in Polkadot (DOT). Polkadot is a multichain crypto protocol that connects and secures a network of specialized blockchains. It offers interoperability, scalability, high energy efficiency and user-driven governance. Interoperability is a key differentiator for Polkadot. The crypto world is still struggling to get different blockchain networks to communicate with one another. Being able to connect those…

Crypto Insider: A Common Crypto Investing Misconception

By Early Investing on June 13, 2022

Crypto investing and startup investing have a lot in common. When evaluating startups and crypto projects (many of which are startups themselves), investors need to consider the technology or service being offered, its customer base, traction, scalability and — perhaps most importantly — its founding team.

Hardware Startups Have a Secret Strength

By Andy Gordon on March 3, 2021

Hardware is risky. Making something you can touch and feel usually takes more money and time than developing software products.  Yet five out of the last seven startups I recommended to my First Stage Investor members are hardware (or hybrid hardware and…

The Two Key Qualities Bitcoin and Litecoin Share

By Vin Narayanan on May 16, 2019

On the surface, bitcoin and litecoin seem completely different. But if you dig deeper, you’ll find they share two key similarities.
There are a few possible explanations for bitcoin’s recent price spike, including improvements in infrastructure and scalability.

Founders, Steer Clear of These 19 Mistakes

By Andy Gordon on February 20, 2019

There are a number of big mistakes founders can make. Here are Andy Gordon’s top 19.

Why the Crypto Community Gets It

By Andy Gordon on November 7, 2018

Is the crypto cup half full or half empty? One thing is for sure: Change is coming. How fast is in the eyes of the beholder.