Archive: crypto exchange
Crypto Regulations Are on the Horizon
By Vin Narayanan on December 14, 2022
I had planned on writing about startups today. A major scientific breakthrough in fusion happened this week. The implications for humanity and startups are astounding. But then two massive crypto stories broke, so startups (and fusion) will have to wait. Bahamian authorities arrested disgraced FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried on Monday after the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York shared a sealed indictment (that included…
Crypto Monitor: BlockFi Goes Under, Blames FTX
By Early Investing on December 9, 2022
The ripple effects of the FTX collapse still aren’t over. Crypto lender BlockFi filed for bankruptcy on November 28. BlockFi had been relying on a $400 million line of credit from crypto exchange FTX — and we all know what happened to FTX. …
Angel Insider: Investing Lessons From the FTX Disaster
By Early Investing on November 29, 2022
The FTX disaster is still getting top billing in the financial press these days. The crypto exchange — which was backed by major venture capital (VC) investors — collapsed after news broke that founder Sam Bankman-Fried had been secretly moving customer money to his trading firm and blowing…
Crypto Insider: FTX News Goes From Bad to Worse
By Early Investing on November 28, 2022
The bad news about FTX just keeps coming. Sam Bankman-Fried, or SBF, told CNBC he is still trying to lock down a multibillion-dollar deal to bail out his bankrupt crypto exchange — a deal that seems highly unlikely to happen given SBF’s tarnished reputation. And we recently found…
Crypto Monitor: Coinbase and BlackRock Join Forces
By Early Investing on August 19, 2022
Earlier this month, Coinbase shares soared after the crypto exchange announced a partnership with BlackRock that will allow BlackRock’s institutional clients to buy bitcoin. Coinbase will provide crypto trading, custody, prime brokerage and reporting capabilities. This seems like a…
The Risks of Keeping Your Crypto on an Exchange
By Adam Sharp on February 18, 2022
This week the Canadian government ordered crypto exchanges to freeze certain accounts tied to the Ottawa freedom protest. This set off a wave of concern over the risk of government seizing crypto assets. And that’s a very real danger.
Why You Should Avoid Crypto Trading
By Adam Sharp on October 8, 2021
Almost everyone I know in the crypto community considers themselves a “trader.” Not an investor, a trader. They try to time the market, often using leverage. A lot of people assume that trading is the path to riches.
Bitcoin and Crypto Poised For Big Gains
By Adam Sharp on October 16, 2020
Bitcoin dropped slightly today on news that Korean crypto exchange OKEx is under investigation by Korean authorities. OKEx has suspended withdrawals — apparently due to at least some of its holdings being held by police. This is not great news. But…
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.
Mailbag: How to Navigate the Binance Shutdown
By Early Investing on June 23, 2019
In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team explains what investors can do about the Binance shutdown in the U.S. and how Facebook might profit from its Libra cryptocurrency.
Binance Deals U.S. Investors Short-Term Pain for Long-Term Gain
By Andy Gordon on June 19, 2019
Binance is caught in a Catch-22. So for now, U.S. crypto traders will have to find alternatives.