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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...

Facebook Reportedly Developing a Cryptocurrency Payment System

Facebook Reportedly Developing a Cryptocurrency Payment System

Facebook Reportedly Developing a Cryptocurrency Payment System May 4, 2019 - The StreetA spokeswoman for Facebook's blockchain efforts declined to comment to the Journal, saying simply that it "is exploring many different applications."   Big investors are pumping money into hedge funds and venture-capital firms that specialize in the fledgling market for cryptocurrencies, despite last...

Crypto-asset investment almost triples to $14.4bn as big names start to see value

Crypto-asset investment almost triples to $14.4bn as big names start to see value

Crypto-asset investment almost triples to $14.4bn as big names start to see value April 28, 2019 - FinTech MagazineThis year has already seen significant investment into hedge funds and venture-capital firms specialising in cryptocurrencies. In the past 12 months, investments in crypto-related assets have nearly tripled to $14.4bn, across more than 800 companies and funds, according to Crypto...

Bitcoin Still Taboo at JPMorgan, Goldman as Investors Pump in $14 Billion

Bitcoin Still Taboo at JPMorgan, Goldman as Investors Pump in $14 Billion

Bitcoin Still Taboo at JPMorgan, Goldman as Investors Pump in $14 Billion April 24, 2019 - The StreetDespite last year's plunge in prices for bitcoin, big investors are pumping money into hedge funds and venture-capital firms that specialize in the fledgling market for so-called cryptocurrencies.   In just the past 12 months, investments in cryptocurrency-related assets have nearly tripled to...

$1 Billion Crypto Hedge Fund Crashed 40% – But Still Beat Bitcoin

$1 Billion Crypto Hedge Fund Crashed 40% – But Still Beat Bitcoin

$1 Billion Crypto Hedge Fund Crashed 40% – But Still Beat Bitcoin April 14, 2019 - CCNPolychain Capital’s AUM crash comes at a bad time for a crypto hedge fund industry that’s still in the early stages of growth. An October 2018 report by Crypto Fund Research said that of the 600 hedge funds that were expected to hit the market last year, 20% would focus on cryptocurrencies. In 2017, 16% of new...

95% Of Volume Could Be Wash Trading As Bitcoin Price Surges

95% Of Volume Could Be Wash Trading As Bitcoin Price Surges

95% Of Volume Could Be Wash Trading As Bitcoin Price Surges April 4, 2019 - ForbesA huge number of trades are already undertaken by algorithms. According to Crypto Fund Research, 17 algorithmic funds have entered the market in the last eight months and account for 40% of new cryptocurrency hedge funds. Algorithmic trading is likely behind the latest BTC price surge back towards $5,000. Apart...

New Crypto Platform Zeta Gives Investors Access To A Universe Of Hedge Funds

New Crypto Platform Zeta Gives Investors Access To A Universe Of Hedge Funds

New Crypto Platform Zeta Gives Investors Access To A Universe Of Hedge Funds February 8, 2019 - ForbesThe rollout of Zeta comes as Black Star Capital is opening its new headquarters in London. Although it was founded in Japan, the company relocated to the U.K. for strategic reasons—after the U.S., the U.K. is one of the top locations for crypto fund launches for 2018, according to Crypto Fund...

Crypto Funds Morph Into Venture Capitalists Shunned in ICO Boom

Crypto Funds Morph Into Venture Capitalists Shunned in ICO Boom

Crypto Funds Morph Into Venture Capitalists Shunned in ICO Boom January 30, 2019 - BloombergThe line is being blurred in the wake of the collapse of the initial coin offering market, where startups were bypassing traditional venture funding by selling tokens directly to investors. But with a regulatory crackdown raising the risk of forced refunds, and with coin prices plunging as much as 90...