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  • DeFi Insurer Nexus Mutual Maxed Out by Yield-Farming Boom
    DeFi Insurer Nexus Mutual Maxed Out by Yield-Farming Boom
    Nexus Mutual is seeing a surge in demand.
  • How Cryptocurrency Funds Work
    How Cryptocurrency Funds Work
    Cryptocurrency funds have some key differences from traditional investment funds, and we’ve laid them all out along with how you can get involved. Cryptocurrency funds are a new type of investment vehicle that parallels traditional portfolio investments, like hedge funds, but are composed entirely out of digital assets.
  • Messari: 1% Allocation From Institutions Could Drive BTC to $50,000
    Messari: 1% Allocation From Institutions Could Drive BTC to $50,000
    Crypto research firm Messari has estimated that Bitcoin could trade for $50,000 each if institutions allocate a low-single-digit portfolio percentage to BTC. Messari’s Ryan Watkins has crunched the numbers and predicts that if institutions allocate just 1% of their portfolios to Bitcoin, then BTC’s market cap could rise to above $1 trillion, Watkins’ research sought to calculate the impact on the BTC price of institutions following the famed hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones’ example of investing a “low single-digit percentage” into Bitcoin.   $1 trillion BTC market cap The researcher predicts that a tiny percentage allocation from endowments & foundations, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, and mutual funds to BTC would result in around $480 billion in new money entering the Bitcoin markets. Citing research by crypto researcher Chris Burniske that found fiat flows into crypto to typically drove price gains of between two times and 25 times during the 2017 bull trend, Watkins estimates that “an aggregate 1% institutional allocation to Bitcoin can easily bring Bitcoin’s market cap above $1 trillion, or over $50,000 per BTC”. Estimated impact of 1% institutional allocation to BTC on Bitcoin’s market cap: Messari  Which institutions will lead the crypto charge? While Watkins believes that “Bitcoin may not need institutions to succeed” he says that “if Bitcoin is to become a globally adopted non-sovereign store of value, it will need to convince institutional investors to transfer wealth into the asset.” Watkins predicts that hedge funds will lead the institutional charge into crypto, however Ryan Radloff, the CEO of multi-billion custodian Kingdom Trust predicts that the $28 trillion US retirement sector will be the first-mover as consumers demand the ability to allocate digital assets toward their retirement portfolios. Other analysts believe that institutions will be brought into the fold by i
  • Brazilian Hedge Fund Still Down 56%, Despite 16 Months of Crypto Gains
    Brazilian Hedge Fund Still Down 56%, Despite 16 Months of Crypto Gains
    BLP Asset Management’s returns are a reminder that cryptocurrency funds that took a hit in 2018 when prices of digital currencies crashed have a harder time getting back to sea level than those buoyed by 2017’s cresting market gains.