The crypto-finance company reported a 275% annual increase in assets under management in 2020.
Investing in cryptocurrency is a high-risk/high-reward activity, whether that entails day-trading in the open market, buying into institutional investment funds or investing in particular blockchain enterprises.
In recent years, the blockchain space has attempted to disrupt venture funding and investment through a particularly powerful use case in crowdfunding. An influx of hype and amateur investment reached a peak during the 2017 to 2018 initial coin offering, or ICO, bubble in which projects raised billions of dollars in return for assets of questionable value or utility, quickly putting the industry in the sights of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and similar regulatory authorities.
There is ongoing discourse on and experimentation in how to fund open-source protocol development that doesn’t involve the traditional route of venture capital and that better aligns the incentives of all stakeholders, from the developers to the users.
Seeing where investment capital is going in the space can provide a gauge of market sentiment around industry trends and potential high-growth areas.
Bitcoin worth $600 million gets taken off the market as BTC/USD struggles to cement support for a retest of $40,000.43357
Crypto Chi is a combination of financial innovation, libertarian and capitalist ideology, and human empowerment.20418
A travel and mapping application with 140 million users worldwide has raised $50 million to integrate decentralized finance protocols into its platform.25341
Lyn Alden likens Ethereum to the Concorde aircraft: functional, but not "an economically sustainable project."45983
Real-world applications and users, not institutional investors, will challenge the failing fiat currencies and increase Bitcoin adoption around the world.17552
On the frontiers of algorithmic assets, trading isn’t the only activity that will raise your heartrate27140
To attract and retain the interest of institutional traders, we need advanced risk management tools that can maximize gains for investors.24034
Veteran financial advisor Neil Liversidge came to the U.K. Government and Parliament with a petition to ban crypto transactions.20823
Some stats indicate Bitcoin’s current rally could be more reliant on institutional investors than ever before.21142
Swiss SIX Exchange has listed BTCetc Bitcoin ETP, a new crypto ETP product backed by London investment firm ETC Group.8824
A new Bitwise survey highlights a more favorable attitude toward Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.6708
Howard Marks hints that he is becoming the latest Bitcoin naysayer to change his tune completely in a new memo to investors of Oaktree Capital.20960
His firm added exposure to Bitcoin before the winter surge.7843
Despite criticizing Bitcoin, the Shark Tank star also said the digital asset could become “something of tremendous value” if regulators were to back it.38317