Altcoin Investing

What is an Accredited Investor?

What is an Accredited Investor?

If you are dabbling in the world of new finance, you have likely noticed that participation in many ICOs or bitcoin EFTs is limited to accredited investors. What does that term mean, and how does it apply in the world of new finance? Accredited Investors in Mainstream Finance In traditional […]

What Is a Smart Contract?

What Is a Smart Contract?

One of the most talked about innovations that blockchain technology has brought to the table is so-called smart contracts. The Ethereum project was the first to introduce blockchain-based smart contracts that are able to automatically pay out digital currency when certain conditions are met. Today, there is a range of […]

How to Meet Up with Crypto Investors Near You

How to Meet Up with Crypto Investors Near You

In every burgeoning industry, there is a learning curve. Perhaps the greatest barrier to universal adoption of cryptocurrencies is lack of knowledge. One way to increase your knowledge of digital currencies is through meeting other crypto investors face-to-face. Using Meetup to Find Events Investors are turning to networking tools like […]

ICO Tokens 101: Understanding Token Types

ICO Tokens 101: Understanding Token Types

Bitcoin was created as a digital peer-to-peer payment system that enables users to store, send, and receive money without the need of a financial intermediary such as a bank. Early altcoins that followed bitcoin, such as litecoin, for example, effectively all had the same function. Hence, the term “cryptocurrencies” was […]

What is New Finance?

What is New Finance?

New finance is the category covering digital currencies, token markets, and blockchain-enabled assets. The easiest way to think about “new finance” vs. “old finance” is like the difference between “new media” vs. “old media.” In 1995, when the Web first began to take over the world, I was working for […]

What Percentage of Your Investment Portfolio Should Be Bitcoin?

What Percentage of Your Investment Portfolio Should Be Bitcoin?

Do you want to add bitcoin to your portfolio but question how much bitcoin exposure you should have? In this article, you will discover what leading investors and financial advisors think about what percentage of your portfolio should be in bitcoin. Five Percent of Your Net Worth Fred Wilson, CEO […]

CTFC Primer on Virtual Currencies: 10 Investor Takeaways

CTFC Primer on Virtual Currencies: 10 Investor Takeaways

Bitcoin is a “convertible virtual currency,” serves as a “store of value,” and operates in a virtual currency market that carries “substantial speculation and volatility risk.” Those are among the takeaways from a report by The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s LabCFTC , released October 2017. Daniel Gorfine, the Director of […]

ICO Scams: Read the Warning from the SEC

ICO Scams: Read the Warning from the SEC

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) face increasing regulation around the world. The U.S. Securities Commission has increased its oversight of the ICO market and is warning investors to perform their due diligence before investing in ICOs. Chinese authorities are banning initial coin offerings. Hong Kong and Canadian authorities also are stepping […]

How to Invest in the Cryptomover Index Fund

How to Invest in the Cryptomover Index Fund

Cryptomover is a digital asset management firm which offers access to two indices called the Cryptomover 3 Index and the Cryptomover 10 index. Each of these indices allows customers to track investable digital assets “without the hassle of owning individual wallets and worrying about individual price fluctuations.” At the most […]

Due Diligence: How to Evaluate an ICO Investment

Due Diligence: How to Evaluate an ICO Investment

The altcoin space is booming with hundreds of Initial Coin Offerings (see our list of ICOs here). These ICOs are looking for financial support from investors, but investors face the daunting task of trying to figure out which ICOs will be winners. (If you are new to ICOs, read our Beginner’s […]