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Bitcoin Gives Investors a Break During the Bear Market

By Vin Narayanan on October 21, 2022

Crypto Market Musings Bitcoin (BTC) is traditionally an extremely volatile asset. But not right now. Bitcoin volatility (.BVOL) is at a 100-day low. Since September 1, bitcoin has largely been trading in a narrow range between $18,400 and $20,000. And BTC has outperformed the Nasdaq during that same time period. The lack of volatility is a welcome relief for crypto investors. In an extended bear market, low volatility…
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New Pick: Breast Cancer Screening Tech That Saves Lives

By Andy Gordon on October 20, 2022

Note: This recommendation was co-authored by KingsCrowd Investment Research Associate Inez Sanjaya. The first time I learned that mammograms were incredibly painful was the first time Cecily got one after we got married. I guess this is something mothers…

The Trick to De-Risk Startup and Collectibles Investments

By Vin Narayanan on October 19, 2022

The baseball card universe has changed quite a bit since I was growing up. People don’t just buy cards for the bubble gum or trade doubles to complete their sets like I did. Instead, they seek out unique or scarce cards that can grow in value. They keep…
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Angel Insider: Africa’s Red-Hot Startup Scene

By Early Investing on October 18, 2022

African startups are on fire right now. According to the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, venture capital deals on the continent reached $3.5 billion from January through June this year. That’s more than double the amount in the same period in 2021. If the…
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Startup Insider: Gryphon Sees Supercharged Sales Growth

By Early Investing on October 17, 2022

When we first recommended Gryphon in 2018, we were impressed by the company’s innovative product and excellent team. The company makes arguably the most secure and functional wireless internet router on the market. The Gryphon router uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technology…
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How to Take a Value Investing Approach to Crypto

By Vin Narayanan on October 14, 2022

This week’s inflation news was not good. Inflation, unsurprisingly, has risen faster than expected despite the Fed’s aggressive rate hikes. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is up 0.4% from last month, and the core CPI (which excludes highly volatile food and…
Crypto Market Musings The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of September is finally here, and it’s not what economists and the Fed wanted. The CPI increased 8.2% from last September and increased 0.4% month to month. The financial markets tumbled right after yesterday morning’s news. Ethereum…

The Early Investing Podcast: The Perfect Crypto Regulations

By Early Investing on October 12, 2022

Crypto is in a weird regulatory position. It doesn’t fit neatly into any one legal category — not securities, commodities, protocols or anything else. The SEC doesn’t quite know how to handle it.  Meanwhile, the crypto community is worried that the government will enact stifling regulations…
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A Different Kind of Due Diligence Process

By Vin Narayanan on October 11, 2022

In order to survive and thrive, human civilization needs water, food and energy. Everything else flows from these three things. That’s why as a startup investor, I keep a close eye on anything that’s changing or potentially disrupting one of these spaces. Investing early in game-changing innovations in…
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Behind the Pick: A Game Changer for Sports Fans

By Early Investing on October 7, 2022

Sports fans are some of the most passionate people on the planet. They care deeply for their teams and follow them religiously. But for most sports fans, going to a game in person or watching it on TV is the closest they ever get to their teams. …
Crypto Market Musings As of this writing, bitcoin is up about 3% over the last seven days and trading around $20,000. Ethereum is up about 2% over the last seven days and trading around $1,358. There’s no Fed meeting this month, so we won’t…
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The first Ford car was sold on July 23, 1903 — a little before my time. Over the years, cars and trucks have become faster, sleeker and safer. But the vehicle my grandfather drove in the 1920s… the one my father drove in the 1940s… and what I…

A Truly Terrifying Tale of a Terrible Investment

By Allison Brickell on October 5, 2022

My friend Jason told me it was a great idea.  “He’s already got tons of regulars,” he said. “They love his drinks. And we would get shares at a discount because he knows my brother! He just needs some money to get this new place started.”…
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Angel Insider: How to Invest in Web3

By Early Investing on October 4, 2022

Web3 is the vision for a new version of the internet that’s built on decentralization, blockchain technology and token-based economics. A key part of Web3 will be the metaverse — a virtual world that often incorporates elements of virtual or augmented reality. And people will own their data. …
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Startup Insider: Air Travel Innovations Take Off

By Early Investing on October 3, 2022

In December 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first successful flight with a self-propelled craft. And while airplanes have become much more advanced since that first flight, their engines haven’t actually changed much since the 1960s.  That’s a big problem. Aviation emissions are one of…
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New Pick: The Next Generation of Sports Fandom

By Vin Narayanan on September 30, 2022

It’s been a heavy year for crypto investors. We’ve spent the year talking about bear markets, inflation, interest rates, stock market correlation, dollar cost averaging and so much more.  These are all important topics. They’re hardly fun or exciting, though. And investing in crypto…