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Startup Insider: Ukraine’s Mighty Startup Scene

By Early Investing on March 7, 2022

When news broke that Russia invaded Ukraine in late February, people around the world responded with shock. Now headlines about the ongoing war describe civilians fleeing their homes, protesters resisting Russian forces and government officials discussing their next moves. But the mainstream headlines may not tell you that Ukraine punches above its weight in the tech and startup sectors. Its population is just 44 million, but Ukraine has no shortage of talent. Startups hailing from the…
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Crypto Monitor: Is Solana Worth Investing In

By Early Investing on March 4, 2022

The Crypto Asset Strategies team has been tracking Solana (SOL) for a while now. The coin uses both proof-of-stake and proof-of-history protocols, which makes for a fast, energy-efficient way of tracking and processing transactions. In fact, Solana is faster and cheaper than Ethereum. …

Use These Assets to War-Proof Your Portfolio

By Adam Sharp on March 4, 2022

What a week it’s been. My God.  The good news is that I don’t think we’re going to see a direct military conflict between the U.S. and the EU against Russia. And the same for a no-fly zone. It’s too risky. Putin has made…
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Competition is an essential part of the startup world. When evaluating a startup, investors need to study its target industry and understand what its competition looks like.  But this is where investors typically fall into a trap. If the startup has a lot of competitors, investors…

Is Hawaii a Startup Paradise?

By KingsCrowd on March 2, 2022

Note from Early Investing’s editors: There’s been a lot of buzz about how Silicon Valley may be losing its throne as a startup hub. Factors such as sky-high living expenses in California, the rise of remote work and online startup investing are changing the entrepreneurial and venture capital…
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Angel Insider: Should You Invest in the Metaverse?

By Early Investing on March 1, 2022

Venture capitalists invested more than $10 billion into the metaverse last year. And the trend shows no signs of slowing. But what exactly is the metaverse? And is it worth investing in? The short answer is that it’s a digital…
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Crypto Insider: All About Crypto Mining

By Early Investing on February 28, 2022

As the crypto market matures, a growing number of investors are adding crypto assets to their portfolios. Various crypto projects are making promising progress – like improving transaction speeds and cutting down on fees. So the market is only getting more inviting. But few investors truly…
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I’m worried about Uniswap (UNI). Uniswap is one of crypto’s most well-known decentralized exchanges. UNI is the governance token for Uniswap. And since September, the price of UNI has been plummeting. In fact, not even bitcoin hitting its all-time high of more than…

DOJ Gives Bitcoin Investors an Unexpected Assist

By Vin Narayanan on February 25, 2022

The Department of Justice gave bitcoin investors an unexpected assist earlier this month. On February 8, the DOJ announced that it had seized more than 94,000 bitcoins that were allegedly stolen when Bitfinex was hacked in 2016. The DOJ also announced…
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Most American investors can’t take advantage of some of the best markets and most explosive growth opportunities just because they’re happening outside the U.S.  So we’re forced to seek workarounds.  We can invest in shares of non-U.S. companies through American…

What Disruptive Startups and Figure Skating Have in Common

By Allison Brickell on February 23, 2022

In the startup world, big ideas have the potential to become big moneymakers. Good ideas — especially if they’re executed well — can change the world.  But revolutionary ideas scare people. They often fail because the world isn’t ready for them yet.  As startup…
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Investing in Alternative Social Media Platforms

By Adam Sharp on February 22, 2022

There’s a war going on in social media. Government is applying pressure to platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to censor “misinformation.”  There are many examples, but conversations around COVID are especially prone to being censored. For example, for much of 2020 and 2021, talking…
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The Risks of Keeping Your Crypto on an Exchange

By Adam Sharp on February 18, 2022

This week the Canadian government ordered crypto exchanges to freeze certain accounts tied to the Ottawa freedom protest. This set off a wave of concern over the risk of government seizing crypto assets. And that’s a very real danger.

Cause for Optimism

By Adam Sharp on February 18, 2022

Last week I wrote about the disturbing rise in financial censorship. This is especially visible in Canada, where the government is increasingly desperate to stop the flow of funds to protestors in the capital.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has now invoked…
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Blendid Makes a Smooth Transition to the East Coast

By Andy Gordon on February 17, 2022

I first recommended Blendid in December 2020.  To refresh your memory, Blendid is not only the name of the startup, but also the name of the food robot that makes delicious and incredibly healthy smoothies. Blendid uses the latest technological advances…

Startup Investing and Impact Investing Go Hand in Hand

By Andy Gordon on February 16, 2022

I don’t have many hard-and-fast rules as an investor. But one I follow to the letter.  I don’t invest in jerks. I have my own ideas of how to put that into practice.  When I’m looking at a public stock company, I…