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09/14/2021 01:34 PM

IMPORTANT: Date Change For Subscriber Webinar To 9/17

Dear Investors, Please accept my apologies for the late notice.
09/09/2021 03:09 AM

Coinbase Claps Back At The SEC | Bitcoin Trips On El Salvador's Red Carpet

Coinbase took a dispute about a lending product with the SEC public. Its implications could reverberate across the industry. Additionally, El Salvador's Bitcoin Day did not go as planned, but the market proved resilient.
08/31/2021 03:31 PM

Exploring Voyager's $900 Million Token Merger

Voyager Digital just completed a $900 million token merger between its own in-house asset VGX and LGO, a token operated by the French exchange it acquired last December. Inside, I break down what it means for investors.
08/28/2021 03:06 AM

Bitcoin Grasping At $50,000 (August Issue)

In this issue we unveil our new portfolios, share an in-depth interview with the most influential person in crypto today and discuss the impact that rising concerns about the economy will have on bitcoin and the broader market.
08/23/2021 03:54 AM

Bitcoin Flirts With $50,000 - All Eyes On The Fed This Week

Bitcoin is getting closer and closer to reclaiming $50,000, which would be its highest price since the middle of May back when it was on its way down to a nadir below $30,000.
08/20/2021 02:26 PM

ALERT - Topps’ SPAC Deal Collapses Following Loss Of MLB Licensing Agreements

On the back of Topps losing lucrative exclusive licensing agreements with MLB and the MLB Players Association to produce baseball cards, its plans to go public have been cancelled.
08/19/2021 08:38 PM

Interview With Tezos Co-Founder Kathleen Breitman - Crypto Treads Water Following Fed Warning

Crypto has had a mixed week on the back of bearish statements from the Fed. Plus, an exclusive interview with Tezos founder Kathleen Breitman.
08/13/2021 04:04 AM

Bitcoin Takes A Break, Miners Don't Blink, Coinbase Cashes In During Q2

It's been a busy week in crypto, as prices climbed to levels not seen since May, miners restated their commitment to the US, and Coinbase set financial records for the firm.
08/10/2021 05:17 PM

$1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Passes, But Crypto Doesn't Blink

As expected, the Senate passed its version of the $1 trillion infrastructure bill. However, crypto is holding steady.
08/09/2021 02:48 PM

Crypto Keeps Climbing Despite Uncertainty In Washington

Senators seemed to arrive at consensus on a way to fix the controversial crypto in the Infrastructure Bill, but procedural issues may cause the clock to run out for now. However, crypto keeps surging.
08/07/2021 04:20 AM

Competing Crypto Amendments In The U.S. Senate, Ethereum Successfully Lands In London

There remains a possibility that the U.S. Senate will vote to include an amendment in the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that would likely require exchanges, miners, nodes, DeFi governance token holders, and even software designers to provide 1099s. Here's what to expect next.
08/05/2021 04:03 AM

Major Ethereum Upgrade, Staking Bitcoin?, And A Hidden Threat To Crypto In The Infrastructure Bill

This has been a big week in crypto, with some controversy coming out of D.C., Ethereum going through a major upgrade, and a close cousin on Bitcoin potentially switching to Proof of Stake.
07/29/2021 02:15 AM

Stablecoins Turn Up The Heat On Washington (July Issue)

The U.S. dollar has not always been the world’s reserve currency and at some point in the future it may lose that status like all its predecessors.
07/26/2021 06:41 PM

Bitcoin Flirts With $40,000 - BlockFi’s Regulatory Woes

Bitcoin has started to sniff $40,000 again, and BlockFi's regulatory issues could have deeper implications
07/26/2021 06:37 PM

Bitcoin Flirts With $40,000 - BlockFi’s Regulatory Woes

Bitcoin has busted out of its doldrums and resumed its upward trajectory. Additionally, BlockFi's recent regulatory woes could have bigger implications.
07/14/2021 02:32 PM

Bitcoin Takes Yesterday’s Inflation Readings In Stride

Bitcoin and ether dipped on yesterday's inflation news, but there are some positives to take away from June's numbers.
07/09/2021 07:47 PM

Light At The End Of Crypto’s Dark Tunnel

Although crypto remains in a holding pattern, things are starting to look up.
07/08/2021 10:28 PM

Interview With Algorand Founder Silvio Micali

I’m going to follow up tomorrow with a detailed post on these issues and more, but today I’m delighted to provide you with an in-depth interview with Algorand founder Silvio Micali.
06/30/2021 05:14 PM

Crypto Prices: It’s A Matter Of Perspective (June Issue)

This can be a challenging time for crypto investors. Markets continue to be down from their all-time highs, yet they remain elevated from a historical perspective.
06/22/2021 04:39 PM

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About China Cutting Bitcoin’s Cord

There is a lot of negative news coming out of China these days. However, it will pass.
06/17/2021 03:55 AM

Bitcoin Braces For Higher Interest Rates - Ransomware On The Agenda In Geneva

Bitcoin falls as the Fed signals earlier than expected interest rate rises. Additionally, why President Biden is unlikely to make any progress on ransomware.
06/10/2021 04:34 AM

El Salvador To Bitcoin’s Rescue?

El Salvador has made bitcoin legal tender in the country. But what does this mean for bitcoin's long-term health?
06/04/2021 12:14 PM

Elon Musk Hints At Bitcoin Breakup - Sinks Crypto Market

One of the reasons why I often write my updates later in the evening is to try to avoid the chances that news will break immediately after that will have a dramatic impact on the markets. That did not work yesterday.
06/04/2021 04:29 AM

Crypto Calms Down - But For How Long?

Things are calming down as analysts try to determine the next directional movement for bitcoin and the rest of the market. Will it last?
05/27/2021 09:45 PM

May Issue - System Update

Dear Investors, First of all, I would like to wish all of you based in the US or those who celebrate around the world a happy Memorial Day weekend. I have a couple of important updates to share.
05/27/2021 09:19 PM

Crypto’s Tailwind Becomes A Headwind

For various reasons, the crypto tailwind has petered out and a strong headwind has developed.
05/20/2021 04:44 AM

Breaking Down What Happened Today In Crypto

Crypto had a difficult day, but it is more resilient than people think. Additionally, today's shakedown has created some buying opportunities for forward-looking investors.
05/19/2021 05:18 PM

Crypto Takes A Hit, But There Is Reason For Optimism

Days like this are never fun. It is easy to talk about crypto volatility when things are up, but it feels different when we see markets correct to this extent. That said, there is reason for optimism and plenty of trading opportunities.
05/14/2021 07:58 PM

Coinbase Turns In A Strong Q1

Coinbase just reported a strong first quarter. However, its stock price does not reflect this performance. Here is why and what it means for investors.
05/13/2021 10:30 PM

Elon Musk Bashes Bitcoin

Yesterday afternoon Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla will stop accepting bitcoin for car sales. As expected, the price of bitcoin dropped below $50,000. But there is more to the story.
05/03/2021 08:56 PM

Ethereum Is Gaining On Bitcoin - What It Means For Investors

Dear Investors, Today I would like to present an exclusive article written by a great friend and the founding editor of Forbes CryptoAsset and Blockchain Advisor, Jack Tatar.
04/21/2021 03:03 AM

Coinbase: A Great Gateway Drug (April Issue)

Last week Coinbase successfully made its long-awaited debut. However, while this watershed moment was historic for crypto, the attention and expectations only get greater from here.
04/20/2021 11:44 AM

BEP Member Silvergate Just Posted A Record First Quarter

This morning, Blockchain Equity Portfolio member Silvergate Bank posted a record first quarter on the back of unprecedented growth in the crypto industry. I had a chance to speak with CEO Alan Lane
04/19/2021 07:40 PM

Forbes CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor Portfolio Tracker

Here are the current positions of the four portfolios in Forbes CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor.
04/14/2021 11:11 PM

Coinbase Crashes The Party

Coinbase made its long-awaiting public debut today. Here are my initial takeaways.
04/07/2021 08:49 PM

Crunching The Numbers On Coinbase’s First Quarter

Dear Investors, As expected, on an earnings call yesterday in advance of its public markets debut on April 14th, Coinbase posted numbers that made its highly profitable 2020 look pedestrian.
04/06/2021 02:57 AM

Bitcoin’s Waning Dominance

Bitcoin seems stuck below $60,000, but that does not mean that crypto markets are slowing down. In fact, altcoins are just getting started.
03/30/2021 02:26 PM

How To Handle Your 2020 Crypto Taxes

As you get ready to file your taxes, I know that there are many questions about how to handle your crypto holdings. To help, I sat down with an expert.
03/24/2021 08:07 PM

Where Does Crypto Go After Covid? (March Issue)

While bitcoin and the altcoin market crashed a year ago with the rest of the global economy, its immediate resiliency showed that it could swim when many predicted it would sink.
03/11/2021 03:23 PM

Crypto Surges 12 Months After Covid

Exactly one year ago today the world stopped. However, while crypto struggled at the outset, it ended up reaching unprecedented highs in the time since.
02/27/2021 04:11 AM

Bitcoin’s Dark Knight (February Issue)

Bitcoin's torrid start to 2020 has hit its first speed bump, however there remains many causes for optimism. Additionally, we are expanding the CryptoAsset Core and Blockchain Equity Portfolios.
02/26/2021 03:26 PM

Coinbase Lets Us Peek Under The Hood

Coinbase just gave us a detailed look inside the company's operations and financials. Here are my key takeaways.
02/24/2021 05:08 AM

Tether Watchers Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

We finally have a resolution to the NYAG investigation into Tether. At first glance, it is positive for crypto. However, important questions remain.
02/11/2021 02:18 AM

The Tesla Bitcoin Bump - Ethereum Bracing For Impact

If any of you were worried about getting off to a sluggish start on Monday, Elon Musk took care of that by dropping the bombshell that Tesla had purchased $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin, amounting to 7.7% of the company’s available cash.
02/03/2021 11:27 PM

ETH Sets Another Record-Forbes Blockchain 50

Ether set another all-time high, bitcoin is surging again, and Forbes just released the 2021 Blockchain 50.
01/30/2021 08:29 PM

Why The r/WallStreetBets Uprising Is Unlikely To Lead To Immediate Change

The r/WallStreetBets uprising this week in the markets has led to a lot of predictions that this will finally be crypto and DeFi's moment. However, while this week's activity certainly got attention, long-lasting change will be harder to come by.
01/29/2021 08:29 PM

Marking Bitcoin’s 10 Year Journey To Acceptance (January Issue)

As we start a new decade, especially one in which the global economy is fighting its way out of a once-in-a-century pandemic, this is a good time to think about what it will take for the broad acceptance of crypto and blockchain.
01/29/2021 02:17 PM

Update Your iPhone Software - Critical Crypto Wallet Vulnerability Found In iOS and iPadOS

Researchers at Apple have identified a critical security vulnerability in their mobile device operating systems that could impact crypto wallets. An important security patch has been issued for iOS and iPadOS (14.4), so please update your devices immediately.
01/20/2021 05:38 PM


Ethereum just hit an all-time high. Although it retreated shortly thereafter, it has made significant gains YTD. Many crypto enthusiasts are counting on its continued strength to drive the market while bitcoin searches for a new direction.
01/12/2021 10:32 PM

The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Bitcoin

After surging past $40,000, bitcoin and the rest of the crypto market saw a healthy correction on Monday morning. However, the market has since recovered and its long-term outlook remains unchanged.
01/07/2021 09:19 PM

Bitcoin Breaks $40,000 and Crypto's Market Cap Passes $1 Trillion

Following a unprecedented day in US history, bitcoin and ethereum both shattering records. Additionally, crypto's total market cap passed $1 trillion for the first time.
01/05/2021 05:01 PM

Bitcoin Passes $30,000 - And It Is Bringing The Entire Crypto Market Along For the Ride

Bitcoin tore through $30,000 last week to continue its bullish run. However, it is not the only crypto breaking records. In this update, I break down who else is getting primed for a breakout.
12/19/2020 12:50 AM

Bitcoin Moonshot In 2021? (December Issue)

Bitcoin surpassed the $20,000 milestone this week. The circumstances surrounding this surge are far more sustainable than three years ago when the cryptocurrency boomed and crashed.
12/17/2020 11:15 PM

A Quick Message In Light Of Bitcoin's Record Surge - Coinbase Is Going Public

In light of bitcoin reaching unprecedented highs, I wanted to share a quick note about the significant of this milestone. Plus, it is getting easier to access exposure to crypto directly from your portfolios.
12/14/2020 07:03 PM

FAQs On Year-End Crypto Tax Planning Strategies

Before you power down your computer for the year, make sure you've taken the necessary steps to optimize your crypto tax obligations. This simple FAQ guide will get you started.
12/10/2020 03:39 AM

Citi Downgrades MicroStrategy's Rating To 'Sell'

Crypto assets had a choppy week, but they are proving to be resilient. Additionally, an interview with the Citi analyst who downgraded crypto-darling MicroStrategy's rating to 'sell'.
12/03/2020 03:07 AM

Bitcoin's Brief Thanksgiving Dip, and Ethereum Staking Is Here

Bitcoin briefly dropped over Thanksgiving, but it quickly recovered to reach a new all time high. Plus, staking has finally come to Ethereum. Find out everything that you need to know to get started.
11/25/2020 02:50 AM

Bitcoin: Partying Like It's 2017? (November Issue)

Bitcoin is on a tear, approaching an all-time high in price and setting records for market capitalization. But this is not irrational exuberance circa 2017. Here's why.
11/23/2020 03:46 AM

As Bitcoin Climbs, It Is Important To Stay One Step Ahead

As expected, the bitcoin bull-run is proving to be more sustainable than prior years. However, there could be a short-term correction around the corner. If that happens, your next steps will be very important.
11/17/2020 01:56 PM

4 Reasons Why This Bitcoin Surge Is Different Than 2017

With bitcoin now topping $17,000 many people are wondering if we are going to see the same type of reversal that we saw back in 2017. Here are 4 reasons why that is unlikely to happen.
10/30/2020 01:32 PM

Market Uncertainty Heading Into The U.S. Presidential Election

Outside of bitcoin, crypto had a difficult week as a result of growing uncertainty about the global macroeconomic rebound and fears of new coronavirus-induced lockdowns. Additionally, I will be publishing a subscriber-only mailbag to answer your questions. Details inside.
10/26/2020 10:27 PM

What Wrapped Zcash Means For The Privacy Coin's Future

Core CryptoAsset Portfolio member zcash just received a way to be transfered onto Ethereum. This new mechanism promises to increase zcash's value proposition by making it more liquid and visible to investors.
10/23/2020 10:22 PM

Forbes CryptoAsset and Blockchain Advisor Update, October 23

The price of bitcoin surged past $13,000 in light of an announcement from PayPal that it will let its customer base buy, sell, and hold the crypto asset. However, lost in the announcement was that PayPal will also support ether, litecoin, and bitcoin cash.
10/17/2020 01:25 AM

The U.S. Dollar Is On The Ballot This November (October Issue)

The U.S. dollar has enjoyed nearly 70 years of hegemony as the world's reserve currency. However, that could change depending on the outcome of the election on November 3. China is positioning the yuan as an alternative, while cryptocurrency enthusiasts see a golden opportunity for bitcoin.
10/08/2020 12:39 PM

October 19th - Meet the New Editor of Forbes CryptoAsset and Blockchain Advisor

On Monday October 19th, we will be hosting an introductory webinar with the new editor of Forbes CryptoAsset and Blockchain Advisor, Steven Ehrlich. This will be a great opportunity to learn about where the market is headed next and get all of your questions answered.
10/05/2020 04:12 AM

Forbes CryptoAsset and Blockchain Advisor Update, October 4 2020

Bitcoin has taken a number of hits over the past two weeks, but it keeps charging ahead. As the macro environment braces for additional headwinds as November 3rd approaches, the stars could be aligning for a bitcoin breakout.
09/28/2020 06:57 PM

Forbes CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor Update, September 28, 2020

Over the past week we saw bitcoin set a new price record, but not the one that you think, and a major crypto exchange get hacked. This post will walk you through the big picture implications of both.
09/18/2020 09:28 PM

Forbes CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor Update, September 18, 2020

Given the speed at which the crypto and blockchain industry evolves, we want to make sure that you are informed in real time of the latest developments. Starting today, we will be posting updates when there is breaking news that cannot wait for the next issue. We hope you enjoy.
09/15/2020 11:57 PM

Will The Pandemic Accelerate Blockchain Adoption? (September Issue)

The market has exploded in the last few weeks on the back of decentralized finance (DeFi) applications and protocols that let people exchange, borrow and lend crypto. However, while DeFi may be the future of the industry, it has not yet earned its lofty valuations.
09/14/2020 11:59 PM

Important Change To Forbes CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor

There has been a change to the daily editorial operations for this newsletter. It's my pleasure to introduce the new editor, Steven Ehrlich.
08/15/2020 12:36 AM

Are Regulators Bitcoin's New BFF? (August Issue)

Financial institutions and regulators in the U.S. are starting to embrace bitcoin. And now that regulators have taken the time to educate themselves about cryptocurrencies, they are starting to think about ways to promote or leverage this innovation domestically.
07/11/2020 01:18 AM

Bitcoin: The New Stablecoin? (July Issue)

While the stock market has nearly returned to levels seen a month ago, it has been on a roller coaster ride (again) of volatility. By comparison, bitcoin’s ride recently has been smooth and steady. More like a kiddie park ride. Is bitcoin actually the less “risky” asset to own at this point?
06/12/2020 08:13 PM

What Are They Afraid Of? (June Issue)

Crypto assets like bitcoin prove that we live in an open global environment that transcends borders and regulations.
05/09/2020 02:10 AM

The 'Halvening' Is Here. But Does That Matter? (May Issue)

This month the much-anticipated bitcoin halvening is finally taking place. What does that mean for investors now and in the years to come?
04/10/2020 10:03 PM

Stay Calm And HODL Bitcoin (April Issue)

Bitcoin was created during the last financial crisis. It will be interesting to see if this current crisis gives birth (finally) to a bitcoin ETF in the U.S.
03/12/2020 07:45 PM

Wrecking Ball Market Blues (March Issue)

The best investors are those who have the courage to prepare for the inevitability and fragility of both bull and bear markets and make changes to their portfolio’s asset allocation.
02/12/2020 07:47 PM

Would Satoshi Drive A Tesla? (February Issue)

The disruption that Tesla has caused in the auto industry is what bitcoin supporters dream of happening in the banking, finance and payments industries.
01/13/2020 06:03 PM

The Death And Life Of Privacy (January Issue)

Does privacy matter anymore in our current on-demand world? Regulators and legislators in Washington seem to believe it does.
12/12/2019 12:33 AM

2019: A Great Year For (All) Investors (December Issue)

Holders of bitcoin for 2019 have experienced a near-one hundred percent increase in the value of their crypto asset and bitcoin is the best performing asset class of the last ten years.
11/09/2019 12:29 AM

Little Guys Finish Last (November Issue)

When bitcoin was created over a decade ago, it sought to create its own rules and provide a road map for the creation of a new financial system. Those interested in the continued acceptance and use of bitcoin have recognized that shunning regulation would thwart the growth of crypto’s acceptance.
10/10/2019 09:09 PM

Tokenizing The World (October Issue)

There are many individuals--including NBA and NFL players--ventures and businesses looking to the concept of tokenizing all types of real assets. A new “token building” tool was announced that may make the ability to tokenize anything even easier.
09/11/2019 12:21 AM

Shame On The SEC (September Issue)

The SEC has kicked the can down the road and has been unable to decide on ETF proposals so individual investors, who the SEC was set up to protect, must once again wait on the sidelines for an easy to access bitcoin-based investment product.
08/10/2019 12:35 AM

A Crypto Dream Or Nightmare? (August Issue)

Perhaps the U.S. administration should take a more positive view towards bitcoin and other crypto assets. If these assets continue to appreciate as they have, it could bring in much needed tax revenue, given the U.S,' already out of control fiscal indebtedness.
07/12/2019 11:50 PM

Hijacking The Revolution (July)

During the past ten years, the notion that bitcoin would upend giant financial institutions has been largely dismissed and even ridiculed by many in power. Still, it has continued to grow in acceptance and visibility and is providing an option to our current worldwide financial systems.
06/07/2019 10:59 PM

In Tweetocracy We Trust? (June Issue)

Blockchain technology and crypto assets depend on a worldwide system that trusts software, rather than irrational or politically motivated actors.
05/08/2019 01:58 AM

Blockchain Takeover--It's Already Happening (May Issue)

In April, internet phenom PewDiePie announced he was leaving YouTube and taking his content and potentially, his audience to a blockchain-based platform called DLive. This is a big deal not only for the talent, who earned $15.5 million in 2018, but also for blockchain in general.
04/09/2019 09:32 PM

Anticipating Future Shock (April Issue)

The impending disruption and transformation of our financial systems are coming thanks to blockchain and crypto assets. I'll help you anticipate the changes so you can profit from them.
03/08/2019 11:07 PM

Befriending The Bear (March Issue)

Smart crypto investors will embrace the bear, put emotions aside, and cull through the carnage to identify buying opportunities.
03/04/2019 10:26 PM

Subscriber-Only Exclusive Webcast

Watch Jack Tatar in this insightful subscriber-only webcast.
02/08/2019 10:52 PM

Revisiting Satoshi's Dream (February Issue)

For many of us, bitcoin is an investment opportunity or a potential alternative to our current currencies. But I believe Satoshi's dream was for bitcoin to become a means for social change as well.
01/11/2019 09:54 PM

Rebooting Your Crypto Asset Portfolio (January Issue)

The message for crypto investors in 2019 is the same one advisors should be giving to stock and bond investors. Quality matters.
12/14/2018 10:46 PM

Crash Course In Crypto Economics (December Issue)

Many investors are learning a valuable but costly lesson in the cyclicality of markets and the realities of demand and supply.
11/05/2018 08:26 PM

Changing Their Tune (November Issue)

The first time bitcoin was declared dead in 2010, it was trading at $0.23. Fidelity’s announcement comes eight years later when bitcoin is trading around $6,500. Wall Street may have missed the runup, but it’s clear their change in tune is preparing them for the next wave of crypto appreciation.
10/01/2018 08:32 PM

Forbes CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor Inaugural Issue

Welcome to Forbes CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor. This new premium advisory is designed to cut through the noise and hype surrounding the crypto-verse in an effort to provide you with smart actionable investment advice for the long term.
10/01/2018 08:29 PM

Forbes CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor Portfolio Tracker

Here are the open and closed positions of the CryptoAsset Core Portfolio and the Blockchain Equity Portfolio.

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