Get Your Investing Mojo Back
By Vin Narayanan on May 12, 2023
Crypto Market Musings Bitcoin is trading around $27,000 as of this writing and is down about 6.5% over the last seven days. Ethereum is trading around $1,800 and is down about 4.5% over the same time period. Welcome to crypto allergy season. Some weeks will be good. Some weeks will be sneeze central. And some weeks will make your eyes water. This felt more like a sneezy week. Bitcoin (down 5% over the last five days)…
Crypto Insider: Coinbase Sues the SEC
By Early Investing on May 3, 2023
Crypto regulations are still a confusing mess. And now Coinbase is suing the SEC to try to force regulators to choose a path forward. In the lawsuit, Coinbase asks that the SEC be forced to publicly share its answer to a petition Coinbase filed in July…
The Biggest Threat to the Crypto Market Right Now
By Early Investing on April 7, 2023
Between the SEC going after crypto exchanges and anyone who seems to promote crypto, the Fed warning banks not to work with crypto, and Congress failing to provide any kind of guidance, it seems like we’re witnessing a coordinated government effort to kneecap crypto. It’s regulation…
Startup Insider: TikTok Under Fire for Privacy Concerns
By Early Investing on February 8, 2023
It seems like everyone is on TikTok these days. More than 3 billion people have downloaded the short-form video sharing app as of 2023. And TikTok boasts 1 billion monthly active users — more than Twitter, Telegram, Reddit, Pinterest, and Snapchat. TikTok users watch more than 1 billion…
Crypto Faces More Government Scrutiny
By Adam Sharp on August 6, 2021
There’s a proposal in the infrastructure bill making its way through Congress that could be bad for crypto. CNBC recently covered the issue in an article titled “White House backs senators pushing for stricter crypto reporting rules.” (Vin Narayanan covered this…
How Congress Is Trying to Regulate Big Tech
By Vin Narayanan on June 30, 2021
Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft are under assault. If Congress succeeds in its all-out war against these tech giants, you will have to rethink how you invest in tech startups. If you’re surprised by this news, I don’t blame you. The…
Mailbag: Commit or Go Home
By Early Investing on November 22, 2019
In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team addresses pot stocks and startup investing commitments.
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.
Cannabis Report: Two Wild Cards Might Block the SAFE Banking Act
By Early Investing on October 3, 2019
The House made history last week when it passed the first marijuana reform law ever. But there are a couple of reasons why this bill may not make it past the Senate.
News Fix: American Bar Association, Senators Ask Government for Clarity on Cannabis
By Allison Brickell on August 17, 2019
In the news this week: New York seals 350 marijuana records, the SEC delays decisions on bitcoin ETF proposals and a former Congressman says “I told you so.”
Arbit Poll: Who Should Be Allowed to Innovate?
By Early Investing on July 22, 2019
Congress doesn’t trust Facebook to innovate payment services. But if big tech can’t innovate, then who can?
Crypto Monitor: Time to Buy the Dip
By Early Investing on July 19, 2019
The crypto markets are offering an enticing buying opportunity this week. Meanwhile, the government is still panicking about Libra.
Congress Scolds Facebook Instead of Moving Fintech Innovation Forward
By Vin Narayanan on July 18, 2019
This week, legislators had the opportunity to make progress on key issues surrounding Facebook’s innovative Libra proposal. But too many politicians wasted it.
News Fix: Uber IPOs and Crypto Markets Barely React to Binance Hack
By Vin Narayanan on May 11, 2019
This week, the Fix reports on Uber’s IPO, the Binance hack and medical marijuana fights in Florida.
Q&A: Understanding the Impact of Mega-Funds and Bitcoin Taxes
By Early Investing on October 7, 2018
The Early Investing team explains why mega-funds are bad for investors and why the IRS needs to change its bitcoin tax policy.
Mailbag: Coinbase Limitations; Why Doesn’t Congress Act?
By Early Investing on September 2, 2018
The Early Investing team looks at why Coinbase doesn’t list more altcoins and whether Congress should pass legislation regulating cryptocurrencies.