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Teaser Rates Come to Crypto as Binance Starts Lending Business

Teaser Rates Come to Crypto as Binance Starts Lending Business

Teaser Rates Come to Crypto as Binance Starts Lending Business Aug 26 2019 - Bloomberg“They need to keep growing their product offerings as their reach becomes limited by their attempts to launch compliant offerings,” Gnaizda said. “And more specifically, providing lending services based on BNB and Tether allows them to fund the expansion of their margin trading business.”...   Read Full...

Crypto Funds Are Outperforming – You Shouldn’t Be Surprised

Crypto Funds Are Outperforming – You Shouldn’t Be Surprised

Crypto Funds Are Outperforming – You Shouldn’t Be Surprised Aug 24, 2019 - CoinDeskThe CFR Crypto Fund Index tracks more than 40 crypto funds, mostly hedge funds, across a variety of strategies. It shows that even as bitcoin climbed about 1,000 percent between January 2017 and June 2019, crypto funds gained more than 1,400 percent...   Read Full Article

SEC’s Custody & Manipulation Concerns Still Plague Bitcoin ETF

SEC’s Custody & Manipulation Concerns Still Plague Bitcoin ETF

SEC’s Custody & Manipulation Concerns Still Plague Bitcoin ETF Aug 21 2019 - Finance MagnatesIt is true that cryptocurrency hedge funds did suffer from the crypto winter of 2018–and gained a rather bad reputation as a result. Josh Gnaizda, CEO of Crypto Fund Research, said in November of 2018 that “we are seeing some firms now close,” and estimated that 35 of the 633 crypto hedge funds that his...

A Microsoft-backed NYSE operator is gearing up to roll out Bitcoin futures

A Microsoft-backed NYSE operator is gearing up to roll out Bitcoin futures

A Microsoft-backed NYSE operator is gearing up to roll out Bitcoin futures — and it could propel cryptos into the mainstream Aug 20, 2019 - Business Insider"The addition of physically settled Bitcoin futures solves two key problems for institutional investors. First, it offers exposure to Bitcoin on a reputable exchange with few custody concerns. More importantly, it provides true price...

Biggest Crypto Hedge Funds and What They Tell About the Market

Biggest Crypto Hedge Funds and What They Tell About the Market

Biggest Crypto Hedge Funds and What They Tell About the Market Aug 16, 2019 - CoinTelegraphBack at the end of 2014, it was reported that its AUM totalled $591.5 million, having plunged from a high at the end of 2017 of around $1 billion. However, data from Crypto Fund Research states that, as of June 2019, it has $967 million of cryptocurrency under management....   Read Full Article

Crypto Peer-to-Peer Exchanges Grow in Popularity as Regulatory Scrutiny Rises

Crypto Peer-to-Peer Exchanges Grow in Popularity as Regulatory Scrutiny Rises

Crypto Peer-to-Peer Exchanges Grow in Popularity as Regulatory Scrutiny Rises July 11, 2019 - BloombergIn response to the greater scrutiny, Malta-based Binance, the largest crypto exchange by trading volume, announced it will stop serving U.S. customers. “There is a significant element of the community that has long felt decentralized exchanges best represent the ethos of crypto,” Josh Gnaizda,...

Facebook Reportedly Developing a Cryptocurrency Payment System

Facebook Reportedly Developing a Cryptocurrency Payment System

U.S. Behind on Cryptocurrency Rules as Facebook Presses Ahead, Top Lawmaker Says July 10, 2019 - The StreetUnlike the dollar, the value of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin isn't directly governed by the U.S. central bank or subject to the political whims that often buffets federal finances -- a factor that makes them more attractive to many of their biggest adherents. Yet in just the past 12...

Crypto Exchanges Are Facing Their Biggest Regulatory Hurdle Yet

Crypto Exchanges Are Facing Their Biggest Regulatory Hurdle Yet

Crypto Exchanges Are Facing Their Biggest Regulatory Hurdle Yet June 11, 2019 - Bloomberg The proposed regulations could also impact more than 500 crypto funds that have popped up in the past few years, according to Josh Gnaizda, chief executive Officer of CryptoFundResearch. "Trading delays or additional transaction costs as a result of compliance with FATF could significantly chip away at...

Cryptos in retreat, as critics rejoice, but Bitcoin and altcoins claw back

Cryptos in retreat, as critics rejoice, but Bitcoin and altcoins claw back

Cryptos in retreat, as critics rejoice, but Bitcoin and altcoins claw back April 16, 2019 - LeapRate Yes, “emotional enthusiasm” may indeed be present, but the fact remains that major inroads are occurring in the institutional space, making way for an inflow down the road for substantial participation by large banks, hedge funds, and individual investors. The conclusion reached by one recent...

A $100 Million Crypto Fund Opens With the Goal of Going Long

A $100 Million Crypto Fund Opens With the Goal of Going Long

A $100 Million Crypto Fund Opens With the Goal of Going Long June 6, 2019 - Bloomberg Predictions ‘Difficult’ “It’s very difficult to predict the success of any single-asset fund” because returns are closely tied to the underlying asset, Josh Gnaizda, chief executive officer of Crypto Fund Research in San Francisco, said in an email. “These type of crypto funds do, however, tend to be more...

Is Crypto Finally Here? More Businesses Adopt Crypto Payments as the Sector Gains Momentum

Is Crypto Finally Here? More Businesses Adopt Crypto Payments as the Sector Gains Momentum

Is Crypto Finally Here? More Businesses Adopt Crypto Payments as the Sector Gains Momentum June 3, 2019 - Yahoo FinanceIn just the past 12 months, investments in cryptocurrency-related assets have nearly tripled to $14.4 billion, across more than 800 companies and funds, according to industry tracker Crypto Fund Research. Regulators in New York State describe the market as "thriving" and have...

Crypto Exchanges Suffering Major Outflows Even As Bitcoin Soars

Crypto Exchanges Suffering Major Outflows Even As Bitcoin Soars

Crypto Exchanges Suffering Major Outflows Even As Bitcoin Soars May 16, 2019 - Investopedia It may seem counterintuitive that funds are being pulled from crypto exchanges just as Bitcoin has surged. The currency has risen about 100% this year and by over 55% in the last thirty days amid upheaval in the broader stock market. Yet experts say it's logical that investors spooked by turbulence and...

Bitcoin has surged 30 per cent in four days as investors flock back to cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin has surged 30 per cent in four days as investors flock back to cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin has surged 30 per cent in four days as investors flock back to cryptocurrencies May 15, 2019 - Sydney Morning HeraldAs the value of the original crypto coin surged more than 30 per cent to beyond $US8,000 ($11,500) since Friday, Bitcoin's market share as a percentage of the entire crypto universal increased to about 60 per cent from 53 per cent per cent on January 1, according to data...

Bitcoin adds market share as crypto winter turns glorious summer

Bitcoin adds market share as crypto winter turns glorious summer

Bitcoin adds market share as crypto winter turns glorious summer  May 15, 2019 - Economic Times "Bitcoin’s recent dominance amidst bullish conditions is quite interesting since in traditional asset classes we typically see a flight-to-quality amidst bearish conditions," Josh Gnaizda, chief executive officer of Crypto Fund Research in San Francisco, said in an email. “That Bitcoin, which is...

Crypto Hedge Funds AUM Grew Three Times This Year

Crypto Hedge Funds AUM Grew Three Times This Year

Crypto Hedge Funds’ Average AUM Grew Three Times in Q1 May 14, 2019 - CoinDeskElwood CEO Bin Ren shared similar view saying that there is “increasing evidence of institutionalisation” in the cryptocurrency space, which is a positive step towards digital assets being recognized as an asset class with “true viability and longevity.” Another report from Crypto Fund Research last October showed that...