Fidelity Is Changing the Bitcoin Market
By Vin Narayanan on May 6, 2022
Market Musings The 30-day trendline for bitcoin isn’t pretty. And Thursday was particularly ugly, with bitcoin dropping to $35,871. The broader stock market was routed on Thursday as well. And as of this writing, spot gold and silver prices are down. Investors are skittish. French regulators have agreed to allow Binance to operate in France. That’s huge. The SEC is almost doubling…
Goldman Sachs Signals Crypto Is Here for the Long Haul
By Vin Narayanan on April 1, 2022
Goldman Sachs has made its first crypto trade. No, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke. The trade actually happened last week. It was a bitcoin derivatives trade with Galaxy Digital. And Goldman is interested in participating in a full-fledged options market…
Crypto News Roundup: Bank of America Can’t Ignore Bitcoin
By Vin Narayanan on October 7, 2021
Much has happened in the crypto world since we spoke to you just last week! As I write this, bitcoin is trading for more than $51,000. Big banks are pushing hard to release crypto products. And the SEC is doing SEC things. Let’s take a look at the…
Bitcoin is Finally Going Mainstream
By Adam Sharp on April 16, 2021
This week’s Coinbase initial public offering (IPO) is a major moment for crypto. That amazing $85 billion valuation is turning heads all over Wall Street. I imagine that for some old-school investors, this crypto thing suddenly looks more legit. We were already in the midst of…
Bitcoin’s Fundamentals Remain Strong Amid Correction
By Adam Sharp on March 26, 2021
Today bitcoin is bouncing back, trading near $54,000. Over the last week it fell from a high of near $60,000 to a low of about $51,000. This is nothing to worry about for long-term holders in my view. Actually, it would be good for things to…
Slow and Steady is the Key to a Strong Crypto Asset
By Vin Narayanan on December 10, 2020
Slow and steady isn’t necessarily a bad thing — especially in crypto. Over the last seven days, the price of bitcoin has dropped about $1,000. As I write this, bitcoin is trading around $18,200. And that’s OK. In fact, if bitcoin decides to pitch a tent…
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…
Bitcoin is Looking Better Than Ever
By Adam Sharp on October 16, 2020
Long-time readers know I’m always bullish on bitcoin over the long-term. But recently I’ve become extremely bullish over the short- and mid-term. Let me tell you why. On October 7th, Square — a publicly-traded $82 billion financial giant — announced that they purchased $50…
Fidelity Doubles Down on Crypto
By Adam Sharp on August 28, 2020
As you all probably know, Fidelity is one of the biggest asset managers in the world. It boasts at least $2.46 trillion in assets under management (AUM). That’s why the crypto world was shocked in 2018 when Fidelity announced that it was launching Fidelity Digital Assets…
Mailbag: Why Bitcoin Is Still Crushing Altcoins and Startup Deal Flow Is Better Than Ever
By Early Investing on November 3, 2019
In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team explains why altcoins are underperforming and how today’s startup deal flow is better than ever.
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.
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.
Bitcoin Enters a New Bull Market
By Adam Sharp on June 28, 2019
Bitcoin has been having quite a week. Here’s why we’re seeing these crazy price jumps.
Institutional Crypto Addresses, Bitcoin Holdings Have Increased Despite the Bear Market
By Allison Brickell on June 10, 2019
Institutional investors have been increasingly entering the crypto market despite the recent crypto winter.