Stargate Finance Still Has a Shot at Success
By Vin Narayanan on November 18, 2022
I like to have the TV on while I write. The background noise helps my mind focus. And because I have YouTube TV, I can record almost anything I want and watch/listen to it later. Earlier this week, I put Meet the Press on the TV as I started writing. It’s usually the perfect show to write to. Everyone drones on. And I don’t have to pay attention because it’s always the…
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…
Crypto Monitor: The Benefits of Utility Tokens
By Early Investing on June 10, 2022
Cryptocurrencies can serve a myriad of different purposes. Bitcoin, for example, can be a store of value or even a risk asset. Ethereum is used for smart contracts and serves as the backbone of the decentralized finance universe. Stablecoins, which are designed to maintain a fixed value over…
Crypto Needs to Solve the Stablecoin Problem
By Vin Narayanan on May 20, 2022
Demo Day Alert Before we get to the crypto markets, we wanted to alert you to a really cool demo day opportunity. One of the things I love the most about being a startup investor is meeting founders and having them demonstrate their products to me. It’s a…
Crypto Monitor: Crypto Investing When There’s Blood in the Streets
By Early Investing on May 13, 2022
The crypto markets are a bloodbath right now. Bitcoin crashed around 22% over the last week, dipping down to $26,638 on Thursday. And the crypto markets as a whole lost more than 16% of their overall capitalization overnight. Investors…
News Fix: Ukraine Turns to Crypto, NFTs Cool Off and Public Pensions Divest From Russia
By Allison Brickell on March 9, 2022
Since Russia invaded Ukraine two weeks ago, the war has taken over worldwide news headlines. From the atrocities of war to human rights catastrophes, heroic acts by Ukranians and the impact of the war on the global markets, it’s hard to keep up with all of the news.
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…
Stablecoins Shift in Value
By Allison Brickell on October 22, 2018
Stablecoins are meant to hold steady, but lately the market has started valuing them differently... and it’s an interesting reflection of how the market perceives risk.
Mailbag: Stablecoins and Privacy Coins Are Worth Exploring
By Early Investing on September 30, 2018
The Early Investing team explores the importance and value of stablecoins and privacy coins.
Startup Raises $133 Million to Build a Stable Cryptocurrency
By Adam Sharp on April 20, 2018
Basis, a cryptocurrency startup, has raised $133 million from the top venture capitalists in the world... and it’s building a potential dollar-killing crypto.