Angel Insider: How to Invest in Web3
By Early Investing on October 4, 2022
Web3 is the vision for a new version of the internet that’s built on decentralization, blockchain technology and token-based economics. A key part of Web3 will be the metaverse — a virtual world that often incorporates elements of virtual or augmented reality. And people will own their data. It’s a far different world from the internet of today — and the internet of the 1990s. When the dot-com bubble burst in the late ‘90s, some of…
Solana Teaches Crypto Investors a Critical Lesson
By Vin Narayanan on June 3, 2022
Crypto Market Musings As expected, bitcoin continues to trade in a fairly tight range between $28,000 and $30,000. Most other coins are loosely tracking with bitcoin. There are some exceptions, though. Tron, for example, is up about 17% in the last 30 days.
New Pick: The De-Risked Ethereum Competitor Your Crypto Portfolio Needs
By Vin Narayanan on April 28, 2022
Most of you know that I’m an Ethereum bull. I believe that Ethereum is one of the most important networks in the crypto space. It’s the backbone for much of crypto’s decentralized finance (DeFi) system. Most NFTs trade on the Ethereum network. And trading volume for NFTs alone…
Crypto Insider: Microsoft Invests in Ethereum
By Early Investing on March 21, 2022
Microsoft is officially paying attention to the crypto space. The tech giant backed a recent $450 million funding round for ConsenSys, a blockchain startup founded by Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin. ConsenSys develops software that runs on the Ethereum network. And its valuation jumped to $7 billion with this…
Crypto Monitor: The Vision and Venture Capital Behind Web3
By Early Investing on March 18, 2022
Andreessen Horowitz is a venture capital firm known for its focus on new technologies. The firm has $28 billion in assets under management across multiple funds — including $3 billion in crypto funds. And in January, a16z said it would raise $1 billion for Web3 seed investments.
Bitcoin Enters the Jack Dorsey Era
By Vin Narayanan on January 19, 2022
Bitcoin is now in the Jack Dorsey era. The former Twitter CEO (and co-founder) is betting big on bitcoin. Dorsey renamed his payment company — formerly Square — “Block” to signal its new focus on crypto and blockchain technology. And his outsized presence looks like it may dominate…
The Metaverse Must Be Decentralized
By Adam Sharp on October 29, 2021
As soon as I saw the headline, I cringed. “Facebook changes its name to Meta.” The new name is a not-so-subtle reference to the Metaverse. Facebook plans to invest $10 billion to build an immersive VR platform (demo here).