Archive: Crypto Asset Strategies

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A Quick Look at How Our Coins Are Doing

By Adam Sharp on June 8, 2018

Our portfolio, like the rest of the market, remains in a temporary downtrend. I fully expect this to reverse itself by the end of the year (with the institutional move underway by then), but for now it’s hard to say exactly when. Decred (DCR) Decred has been our strongest performer this year, moving up despite strong market headwinds. Decred enjoys extra protection from regulatory risks because it did not have a public ICO (only an airdrop and some coins for…
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Editor’s note: This edition of Crypto Monitor was filmed just before SEC chairman Jay Clayton announced that cryptocurrencies…
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SEC Chief: Bitcoin Not a Security

By Adam Sharp on June 7, 2018

For years, we’ve been thinking about how (and if) the Securities and Exchange Commission would regulate bitcoin. Yesterday, we almost got our answer when SEC Chairman Jay Clayton drew a line in the sand between bitcoin and initial coin offerings (ICOs). And it was mostly good news. “Cryptocurrencies – these…
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New Pick: Draper Esprit

By Adam Sharp on June 1, 2018

Editor’s note: Next week, we’re going to add Draper Esprit PLC (LON: GROW) to our portfolio. I’ll have full details on the recommendation next week. But here are some basic facts: Draper Esprit is a unique and publicly traded investment that is completely under the radar of most investors. It’s…
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Crypto Monitor: Coinbase goes institutional

By Vin Narayanan on May 25, 2018

Editor’s note: This edition of Crypto Monitor was filmed before news broke that the Department of Justice is investigating bitcoin price influencing schemes. Adam and Andy will discuss that investigation in the next show. Show summary It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the crypto universe. From Coinbase…
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New Recommendation: WAX

By Adam Sharp on May 16, 2018

I’m very excited about our newest recommendation, WAX. WAX stands for Worldwide Asset eXchange, and it’s one of the most promising and real crypto projects in the world. I’m putting this pick in our Speculative Portfolio due to its small size and relatively early stage of development. However, as…
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Crypto Market Update for May 11, 2018

By Adam Sharp on May 11, 2018

Editor’s note: I’ll have a new crypto pick for you early next week. Dear Member, Crypto markets are down today on news that leading South Korean exchange Upbit is under investigation for suspected fraud. Upbit is South Korea’s largest crypto exchange. According to Cointelegraph,…
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  One of the biggest things preventing institutional investors from entering the crypto market is regulations. They’re itching to get in, though. This week, we found out the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange is planning on building a bitcoin trading platform for big investors. Goldman Sachs…
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Crypto Market Update

By Adam Sharp on May 4, 2018

Crypto markets have rebounded nicely over the last few weeks. I believe one of the strongest drivers of this uptrend is the expectation that institutional investors, such as endowments, pensions and wealth managers, will make a major move into crypto this year. In order for this to happen, the infrastructure…
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Airdrop Recommendation: Bread (BRD)

By Adam Sharp on April 27, 2018

Editor’s Note: This is my first airdrop recommendation. As a reminder, an airdrop is a tool utilized by cryptocurrency projects to increase awareness and use. To clarify, I am recommending that you take advantage of the free airdrop (instructions below). I’m not recommending that you buy the token. Anyone can…
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Market and Website Update

By Adam Sharp on April 20, 2018

Crypto markets are experiencing a nice bounce. But before we get into the details, a bit of housekeeping. We’ve made some minor upgrades to the Crypto Asset Strategies website. Previously, our archives were not displaying all past updates and content. This was my oversight and has been resolved. You can…
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[BREAKING] Bittrex Just Reopened

By Adam Sharp on April 13, 2018

After a four-month pause, Bittrex has reopened to new users. This means that anyone who was unable to register for an account since December now has the opportunity to do so. Remember, Bittrex is one of my two primary recommended exchanges for altcoin purchases.
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Crypto Monitor: Episode 6

By Adam Sharp on April 13, 2018

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Note: This is a speculative recommendation on a small ($91 million market cap) coin. It operates out of China, so there is some additional regulatory risk. This crypto project is called High Performance Blockchain, and I believe it offers more than enough upside to justify the risk. I recommend going…
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New Recommendation – Delayed Until Tomorrow

By Adam Sharp on April 9, 2018

Adam here. I wanted to give you a heads-up that our next recommendation has been delayed slightly. The write-up is nearly finished, but I expect to get it to you tomorrow, rather than today as we originally planned. My apologies for the delay. As a reminder, this will be the…
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Crypto Market and Portfolio Update

By Adam Sharp on April 9, 2018

Editor’s Note: Adam will be sending out a new altcoin recommendation later today. The coin trades on Kucoin. If you don’t have an account on Kucoin yet, you can register here. This will be the first position in a brand-new speculative portfolio where Adam will…