Crypto’s Two Biggest Exchanges Get Heat From Regulators
By Vin Narayanan on March 31, 2023
Crypto Market Musings Bitcoin broke through the $28,000 barrier (and for one brief moment topped $29,000) on Wednesday after spending about a week trading in the $27,000 range. It’s currently trading at $28,460.27. Most cryptos rallied behind bitcoin’s big Wednesday surge (more than 5%). Ethereum jumped almost 4%. And Polygon was up almost 6%. Ethereum is currently trading around $1,831.30. Polygon is currently trading around $1.11. Two factors appear to be driving the market:…
Keep an Eye on Ethereum’s Next Big Upgrade
By Yasmin Sharbaf on January 20, 2023
Crypto Market Musings Crypto investors might finally be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Over the past month, bitcoin has risen 25% to reach around $21,000 as of this writing, and ethereum is up by nearly 30% at a price of $1,560. This…
FTX and the Crypto Regulations Still to Come
By Vin Narayanan on November 21, 2022
It’s been a crazy couple of weeks in the crypto market as it tries to sort through the fallout of crypto exchange FTX filing for bankruptcy. For a more detailed account of how it happened, please read this update I wrote…
Crypto Markets Spiral on FTX’s Bankruptcy News
By Vin Narayanan on November 16, 2022
Someday, there will be a Netflix documentary about Sam Bankman-Fried. SBF — as he’s known in crypto circles — was worth more than $14 billion about 10 days ago. Today, the founder and former CEO of popular crypto exchange FTX is bankrupt. SBF’s stunning fall from grace is…
Crypto Monitor: Binance Shakes the Stablecoin Universe
By Early Investing on September 23, 2022
Earlier this month, Binance made a move that raised eyebrows. The world’s largest crypto exchange launched “BUSD auto-conversion,” which will convert any existing user balances and new deposits of USD Coin (USDC), Pax Dollar (USDP) and True USD (TUSD) into Binance’s own stablecoin. Binance said this auto-conversion is…
Don’t Be Tempted by More Liquidity
By Adam Sharp on September 29, 2020
AngelList is rolling out a new feature called Transfers, which will make it easier to sell private startup equity. This has been in the works for a while now. Multiple platforms are working on similar “secondary platforms” to make it easier…
Bitcoin Was Made for Times Like These
By Adam Sharp on March 27, 2020
Bitcoin was made for situations like the one we find ourselves in today... crisis, bailouts, money printing and reckless government spending.
6 Trillion Reasons Everyone Is About to Discover Bitcoin
By Adam Sharp on March 27, 2020
Most people don't know how the Fed, inflation and monetary policy work. That's about to change. And bitcoin will benefit.
Bitcoin Was Made for This
By Adam Sharp on March 18, 2020
We are in uncharted waters. The federal government is likely to announce badly needed stimulus checks in the near future. The Federal Reserve has already announced that it’s injecting trillions of dollars in liquidity into the market – and more is expected. Bailouts are a near certainty for airlines, hotels…
How to Ignite Capital Growth in 2020 (Not Through IPOs)
By Andy Gordon on December 11, 2019
Direct listings minimize risk for startup investors and help them cash out faster. But they also come with a downside. Fortunately, that may change in 2020.
Startup Investing 101: Time Frame, Liquidity and Portfolio Construction
By Vin Narayanan on August 12, 2019
The First Stage Investor team is reviewing startup investing basics to get new investors up to speed. First up are time frame, liquidity and portfolio construction.
Mailbag: Explaining Liquidity and Crunching Legal Marijuana Job Numbers
By Early Investing on June 2, 2019
In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team breaks down liquidity and crunches the numbers on jobs in the marijuana industry.