Archive: Early Investing

News Fix: Not All Political Victories Are Created Equal

By Vin Narayanan on November 10, 2018

It’s been a good week for the legal marijuana industry. But before we get too excited, we need to remember that not all political victories (or defeats) are created equal.

The “Why” of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

By Adam Sharp on November 9, 2018

Adam explains the “why” of bitcoin and how cryptocurrency is driven forward by the idea that the world needs an alternative to fiat.

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.

Q&A: Make Sure You Avoid These Investment Mistakes

By Early Investing on November 4, 2018

Some investing mistakes are worse than others. Adam Sharp talks about how to avoid making the absolute worst ones in pre-IPO startups and cryptocurrencies.

Startups Are Ready for Private Equity Crowdfunding

By Vin Narayanan on November 3, 2018

The founders of startup companies are ready to hop off the venture capital train and try private equity crowdfunding. But there’s one thing holding them back.

Nassim Taleb: Today Is Riskier Than 2007

By Adam Sharp on November 2, 2018

Nassim Taleb, who called the last financial crisis and profited from it, warns that today’s situation is more dangerous.

Smart Investors Are the Remedy for Crappy ICOs

By Andy Gordon on October 31, 2018

As crypto comes down from its bull market highs, we’re dealing with the aftermath. And there are a few things investors should be aware of.

Startups to the Rescue

By Allison Brickell on October 29, 2018

Global warming has become a massive problem. But startups can tackle it in ways that might just save the planet.
We’re busy traveling this week, so we’re taking the opportunity to revisit a Mailbag we published over the summer. Its insights haven’t lost their relevance. - The Early Investing Team

Crypto Is a Work in Progress, Not a Finished Product

By Vin Narayanan on October 27, 2018

Critics treat crypto like it’s a finished product instead of an evolving product. It's the same mistake internet critics made.

Why Public Blockchains Will Outlast Private Blockchains

By Andy Gordon on October 24, 2018

Private blockchains may be advancing more quickly than public blockchains, but they lack key qualities that will help them survive in the long run.

Stablecoins Shift in Value

By Allison Brickell on October 22, 2018

Stablecoins are meant to hold steady, but lately the market has started valuing them differently... and it’s an interesting reflection of how the market perceives risk.
The Early Investing team tackles questions about startup investment tracking and bitcoin investing in a 401(k) account.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and Vin’s grandmother have one very important quality in common. And it’s one all investors can learn from.

Net Censorship on the Rise

By Adam Sharp on October 19, 2018

Google, Facebook, Twitter and others have ramped up censorship of unpopular political views. Can free speech be saved?
Fidelity, the fifth-largest asset manager in the world, is spinning off a cryptocurrency trading company for institutional investors. But the market hasn’t moved. What is it waiting for?