News Fix: The Two-Minute Drill Version
By Vin Narayanan on October 26, 2019
In the news this week: Adam Neumann gets a hefty severance package, Indian startups have a record year and the Senate finally starts thinking about marijuana research.
Crypto Monitor: SEC Offers Constructive Feedback, Crypto Adoption Builds Momentum
By Early Investing on October 25, 2019
Summary The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has rejected yet another Bitwise bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal. This is exactly what we expected to happen. But this time, the SEC did something we didn’t expect: It actually gave constructive feedback in the form of a detailed 112-page response. Adam…
SEC Gives More Constructive Feedback on Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Proposal
By Adam Sharp on October 18, 2019
The SEC has yet again rejected a bitcoin ETF proposal. But it’s not all bad news.
Crypto Monitor: Bitcoin’s Price Dip Is Not a Reason to Sell
By Early Investing on September 27, 2019
Bitcoin and altcoins have had a rough week. And Bakkt’s crypto trading platform is off to a slow start. But there’s still plenty to look forward to.
Don’t Let a Spooked Crypto Market Scare You Away From Bitcoin
By Adam Sharp on September 26, 2019
Two things severely shook the crypto markets this week. But that doesn’t change bitcoin’s strong fundamentals.
Binance Launches Its U.S. Exchange
By Vin Narayanan on September 20, 2019
Binance has launched its U.S. exchange, which is great news for U.S. investors. VanEck and SolidX have less-than-great news... but the crypto world is chugging along regardless.
Crypto Monitor: VanEck Bypasses the SEC and Bakkt Gets Ready to Launch
By Early Investing on September 13, 2019
VanEck has bypassed SEC regulations with a new quasi-ETF offering, while Bakkt is one step closer to launching its bitcoin trading platform.
News Fix: FDA Warns Curaleaf About Health Claims
By Vin Narayanan on July 27, 2019
In the news this week, the FDA sends Curaleaf a warning letter, Toyota invests in Didi and Steven Mnuchin is still salty about bitcoin.
Bakkt to Begin Testing Its Bitcoin Futures Contracts Next Week
By Andy Gordon on July 15, 2019
Bakkt is a week away from testing its bitcoin futures contracts. And it’s clear the service will be launching very soon.
Bakkt Heads to New York to Appease the CFTC
By Andy Gordon on April 19, 2019
Editor’s Note: Adam Sharp is away on vacation this week (though he’ll undoubtedly still check CoinMarketCap every day). So Andy Gordon is filling in. Dear Member, When Bakkt gets its government approval, it will mark a turning point for the crypto community. And, yes – I said when, not if.
Crypto Monitor: Altcoins Ramp Up, Bakkt Faces Delays
By Early Investing on March 29, 2019
This week, altcoins are getting a boost, Bakkt is getting delayed and CNBC is getting it wrong.
Market Volatility Could Bring Cheaper Startup Deals
By Andy Gordon on January 28, 2019
The U.S. government shutdown’s impact on startups hasn’t been as bad as you may think.
Rhode Island Fears Missing Out, Ethereum Classic Gets Some Money Back
By Allison Brickell on January 19, 2019
In this week’s News Fix, startup founders question the venture capital model, Rhode Island experiences FOMO and ethereum classic gets some relief after a 51% attack.
Crypto Monitor: Bitcoin Whales Resurface, Bakkt Keeps Moving Forward
By Allison Brickell on January 18, 2019
In this week’s Crypto Monitor, Adam Sharp and Vin Narayanan discuss bitcoin whales, Bakkt’s progress, Russian rumors and more.
Mailbag: Bakkt Delays, Bitcoin’s Open-Source Strength
By Adam Sharp on January 6, 2019
In the first Mailbag of 2019, the Early Investing team tackles CFTC delays and fears over bitcoin copies.
Crypto Monitor: No Tears for Bitmain
By Allison Brickell on January 4, 2019
We’re diving into 2019 with a look at Bakkt's huge funding round, Bitmain's struggles and bitcoin's yearly prices.