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Record year for crypto fund launches: 239 new crypto funds were launched in 2018

Record year for crypto fund launches: 239 new crypto funds were launched in 2018

Record year for crypto fund launches: 239 new crypto funds were launched in 2018 January 24, 2019 - Opalesque2018 was a record year for crypto fund launches. But, interestingly, it was also a record year for fund closures as prices for cryptocurrencies plummeted 80% or more from their record highs, said a research report. A surprising new report from Crypto Fund Research reveals that 239 new...

Bitcoin peaked a year ago: Here’s a look at 12 months of misery

Bitcoin peaked a year ago: Here’s a look at 12 months of misery

Bitcoin peaked a year ago: Here’s a look at 12 months of misery December 21, 2018 - MarketWatchIn retrospect, it appeared all too easy: Bitcoin rose 11 of the 12 weeks leading up to the Dec. 17 peak and logged gains in eight of the last nine months in 2017. Day traders were millionaires, analysts were predicting further drastic price increases and investors jumped on what looked like an endless...

Bitcoin Faces a Crisis After a Long Slide in Price

Bitcoin Faces a Crisis After a Long Slide in Price

Bitcoin Faces a Crisis After a Long Slide in Price November 23, 2018 - Barron'sCertainly, some institutional investors have been investing in Bitcoin, and crypto hedge funds continue to survive. There were 632 crypto funds as of last week, with only 35 confirmed fund closures this year, according to Crypto Fund Research. Bitcoin futures continue to trade, with CME Group ’s futures reaching new...

Breakingviews – Bitcoin’s slide blows digital stardust to winds

Breakingviews – Bitcoin’s slide blows digital stardust to winds

Breakingviews - Bitcoin’s slide blows digital stardust to winds November 20, 2018 - ReutersThat now all seems woefully premature, if not misguided. The initial coin-offering boom turned bust this year as regulators like the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission cracked down on them, and the EOS network got embroiled in a governance dispute immediately after raising a record $4.2 billion....

The round numbers that show just how far bitcoin has come in 10 years

The round numbers that show just how far bitcoin has come in 10 years

The round numbers that show just how far bitcoin has come in 10 years October 31, 2018 - MarketWatchMore than $7 billion in crypto investment Although bitcoin began as a proposed solution to a financial-services industry problem — eliminating the so-called trusted third parties — its popularity soon made it one of the hottest asset classes on Wall Street. On the back of a 1,000% increase in...

How bitcoin’s meltdown is ravaging hedge funds

How bitcoin’s meltdown is ravaging hedge funds

How bitcoin’s meltdown is ravaging hedge funds November 21, 2018 - MarketWatch35 crypto-related funds have shut since the beginning of 2018, according to Crypto Fund Research However, 2018 has been anything but that. Bitcoin BTCUSD, -0.61%  is in its fifth-largest drawdown since 2010, losing nearly 80% of its value from its December 2017 high, and that cash that was once plentiful, has dried up...

20% of Hedge Funds Launched This Year Are Crypto-Focused, Data Shows

20% of Hedge Funds Launched This Year Are Crypto-Focused, Data Shows

20% of Hedge Funds Launched This Year Are Crypto-Focused, Data Shows October 10, 2018 - Crypto GlobeRecently revealed data shows that 20% of all hedge funds launched this year are cryptocurrency-focused, meaning they “invest largely, or exclusively,” in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum. According to a press release shared with CryptoGlobe, data from Crypto Fund Research (CFR), a...

Crypto Hedge Fund Launches Are Soaring to Record Levels This Year

Crypto Hedge Fund Launches Are Soaring to Record Levels This Year

Crypto Hedge Fund Launches Are Soaring to Record Levels This Year October 10, 2018 - CoinDeskDespite the bear market in cryptocurrencies this year so far, crypto hedge fund launches are spiking to all-time highs. According to a new report from Crypto Fund Research, 90 crypto hedge funds launched in the first three quarters of this year, and the total is expected to reach as high as 120 for the...

Former Point72 Manager Set to Open Crypto Hedge Fund Next Month

Former Point72 Manager Set to Open Crypto Hedge Fund Next Month

Former Point72 Manager Set to Open Crypto Hedge Fund Next Month September 21, 2018 - Bloomberg Travis Kling quit billionaire Steven Cohen’s Point72 fund in December, at the peak of the cryptocurrency boom, to start his own fund focusing on digital assets. Nine months and an over 70 percent selloff later, he’s sticking to the plan. The fund will be known as Ikigai and launched on Oct. 1 with...

Goldman Sachs Alum’s Crypto Fund Expands Even as Markets Tumble

Goldman Sachs Alum’s Crypto Fund Expands Even as Markets Tumble

Goldman Sachs Alum's Crypto Fund Expands Even as Markets Tumble September 17, 2018 - BloombergThe firm’s expansion signals this year’s market collapse hasn’t been enough to wipe out the bevy of cryptocurrency hedge funds that have popped up since the 2017 boom. The funds are down 52 percent this year, compared with Bitcoin’s 54 percent slump, according to the Eurekahedge Crypto-Currency Hedge...

2018: The Year of Crypto Funds

2018: The Year of Crypto Funds

2018: The Year of Crypto Funds August 30, 2018 - NASDAQThree Factors Giving Rise to Boom of Crypto Funds The rise of crypto funds seems inevitable, but several factors, in particular, have contributed to how rapidly these funds have sprung into existence. Firstly, with cryptocurrencies becoming increasingly sophisticated in terms of their technological and economic designs, it requires in most...

Cryptocurrency Fund Assets Could Double Over 2018

Cryptocurrency Fund Assets Could Double Over 2018

Cryptocurrency Fund Assets Could Double Over 2018 August 13, 2018 - The StreetAre you investing in crypto? Crypto Fund Research predicts that there will be more than 150 crypto funds launched in 2018. The company also predicts that the crypto funds' assets could double over the year. Currently, there are 466 cryptocurrency funds and 255 of those are crypto hedge funds. 195 are venture capital...

Study: Crypto Funds Number 466 Despite Trends, Uncertainty

Study: Crypto Funds Number 466 Despite Trends, Uncertainty

Study: Crypto Funds Number 466 Despite Trends, Uncertainty August 11, 2018 - Bitcoin.comIn a year of falling prices across the board, stubborn bearish market trend and persistent regulatory uncertainty, one would think this might not be the best time to deep dive into crypto. Some, however, see opportunities. Recently released data shows that 96 new crypto hedge and venture capital funds have...