Archive: Early Investing
Lessons From a16z’s New Crypto Fund
By Adam Sharp on June 29, 2018
One of the most powerful venture capital firms in the world launched a $300 million crypto fund this week. Here’s what we learned.
FRED Starts Publishing Crypto Data
By Vin Narayanan on June 27, 2018
The Federal Reserve's research division in St. Louis has begun tracking and publishing cryptocurrency prices.
Chart of the Week: Blockchain Tech Fueling a Driverless Future
By Allison Brickell on June 25, 2018
Startups that integrate into the automotive supply chain can carve a solid path to success.
How to Think About Bitcoin Prices and the IPO “Wealth Effect”
By Early Investing on June 24, 2018
This week's mailbag looks at the current state of the bitcoin market and how this year's big IPOs will lead to new investment opportunities in startups.
News Fix: Bitcoin Good Enough for Supremes, but Not Wakanda
By Vin Narayanan on June 23, 2018
In this week’s News Fix, we look at how a South Korean crypto exchange is handling a hack, Square has received a BitLicense and equity crowdfunding is getting organized.
F.A. Hayek Saw Bitcoin Coming 34 Years Ago
By Adam Sharp on June 22, 2018
In a pair of 1984 interviews, Nobel Prize-winning economist F.A. Hayek predicted the rise of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Thinking Your Way Through Startup Investing
By Vin Narayanan on June 20, 2018
The majority of startups fail. That's why learning how to pick the right startup to invest in is critically important.
Medicare Limps Toward Bankruptcy
By Allison Brickell on June 18, 2018
Medicare is limping toward bankruptcy... and it might reach the end of the road sooner than you think.
New Early Investing Mailbag Answers Your Questions
By Vin Narayanan on June 17, 2018
The new Early Investing Mailbag tackles your questions about startups and cryptocurrencies.
News Fix: Ethereum and Sonic Heat Up
By Vin Narayanan on June 16, 2018
In this week’s News Fix, we look at how the SEC gave Ethereum a boost, startups making checking accounts cool again and the Sonic the Hedgehog toaster.
The “Bitcoin Model” Creates a Regulatory Advantage
By Adam Sharp on June 15, 2018
The SEC's current thinking about cryptocurrencies gives bitcoin, and other coins like it, a regulatory advantage.
How Order in Crypto Land Can Pave the Way to a New Bull Market
By Andy Gordon on June 13, 2018
The government crackdown on cryptocurrencies was fairly predictable - but not bad news. The resulting environment should allow bitcoin and other digital currencies to flourish.
Chart of the Week: Identifying Startups Worth Investing In
By Allison Brickell on June 11, 2018
A quick look at the “vetting pyramid” shows why it’s so important to perform due diligence before investing in startups.
News Fix: It Was Christmas in June for Bitcoin Investors This Week
By Vin Narayanan on June 9, 2018
For the first time in weeks, it was nothing but good news for bitcoin. And the news wasn't just good. It was great.
Crypto Regulation (Finally)
By Adam Sharp on June 8, 2018
Bullish news: We’re finally going to get some clarity on the regulatory questions around bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Did Crowdfunding Just Leave VC Investors in the Dust?
By Andy Gordon on June 6, 2018
Thanks to secondary transfer platforms, investors now have ways to profit off of companies that haven't gone public yet.