Cryptocurrency hedge fund

Cryptocurrency hedge fund

Cryptocurrency hedge funds manage investments into cryptocurrencies and digital assets.

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Several cryptocurrency hedge funds have released tradable cryptocurrency tokens for example Blockchain Capital (BCAP), TaaS Fund (TAAS), and Blackmoon Crypto (BMC). A new class of decentralized asset management platform has emerged around the crowdsourcing or open sourcing of fund management with associated tokens. ICONOMI is developing an Open Fund Management Platform in which individuals can create an array of Digital Asset Arrays (DAAs) where others can invest. Numerai is building an AI and machine learning hedge fund platform for data scientists is building an AI and machine learning hedge fund platform for data scientists. Cindicator is also developing community and AI driven asset management fund.

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Blocktown Capital

James Todaro, Joseph Todaro, John Todaro

Michigan, USA

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Pantera Capital

Dan Morehead

https://panteracapital.com/

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Cryptocurrency hedge funds invest in cryptoassets through a variety of mechanisms and instruments including initial coin offerings, pre-sales, SAFT, SAFTE, JCO and others. Most of these investments hold additional risk due to the regulatory uncertainty, especially from US regulators such as the SEC and CFTC. The SEC has released a number of recommendations and statements regarding ICOs and has taken action against securities some cryptoasset securities offerings such as Munchee Inc and Centra. The status of individual cryptocurrencies as a security, commodity, property, or some other status is still unclear. Despite this uncertainty, the number of cryptocurrency hedge funds increased significantly in 2017 as both crypto and traditional hedge funds produced high returns from cryptoassets compared to traditional assets.

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Regulatory oversight is typically less stringent on traditional hedge funds which are sold only to accredited investors and not the general public. Cryptocurrency hedge funds have been raising funds for their investments through initial coin offerings, which hold uncertainty in regards to the regulatory climate towards cryptocurrencies and digital assets. The number of cryptocurrency hedge funds continues to increase as both crypto and traditional hedge funds as digital assets have produced high returns compared to traditional assets.

Cryptocurrency hedge funds invest in cryptoassets through a variety of mechanisms and instruments including initial coin offerings, pre-sales, SAFT, SAFTE, JCO and others. Most of these investments hold additional risk due to the regulatory uncertainty, especially from US regulators such as the SEC and CFTC. The SEC has released a number of recommendations and statements regarding ICOs and has taken action against securities some cryptoasset securities offerings such as Munchee Inc and Centra. The status of individual cryptocurrencies as a security, commodity, property, or some other status is still unclear. Despite this uncertainty, the number of cryptocurrency hedge funds increased significantly in 2017 as both crypto and traditional hedge funds produced high returns from cryptoassets compared to traditional assets.

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Several cryptocurrency hedge funds have released tradable cryptocurrency tokens for example Blockchain Capital (BCAP), TaaS Fund (TAAS), and Blackmoon Crypto (BMC). A new class of decentralized asset management platform has emerged around the crowdsourcing or open sourcing of fund management with associated tokens. ICONOMI is developing an Open Fund Management Platform in which individuals can create an array of Digital Asset Arrays (DAAs) where others can invest. Numerai is building an AI and machine learning hedge fund platform for data scientists. Cindicator is also developing community and AI driven asset management fund. The CrowdWiz (WIZ) team is launching an ecosystem for enabling initial fund offerings (IFO). This platform allows for cryptocurrency hedge funds to launch an associated token.

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Regulatory oversight is typically less stringent on traditional hedge funds which are sold only to accredited investors and not the general public. Cryptocurrency hedge funds have been raising funds for their investments through initial coin offerings, which hold uncertainty in regards to the regulatory climate towards cryptocurrencies and digital assets. The number of cryptocurrency hedge funds continues to increase as both crypto and traditional hedge funds as digital assets have produced high returns compared to traditional assets. The united states SEC released a statement on July 25, 2017 regarding the status of digital assets and their status with regards to securities law.

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Several cryptocurrency hedge funds have released tradable cryptocurrency tokens for example Blockchain Capital (BCAP), TaaS Fund (TAAS), and Blackmoon Crypto (BMC). A new class of decentralized asset management platform has emerged around the crowdsourcing or open sourcing of fund management with associated tokens. ICONOMI is developing an Open Fund Management Platform in which individuals can create an array of Digital Asset Arrays (DAAs) where others can invest. Numerai is building an AI and machine learning hedge fund platform for data scientists. Cindicator is also developing community and AI driven asset management fund. The CrowdWiz (WIZ) team is launching an ecosystem for enabling initial fund offerings (IFO). This platform allows for cryptocurrency hedge funds to launch an associated token.

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Tetras Capital

Alex Sunnarborg, Brendan Bernstein, Tom Garrambone

New York City, New York, USA

http://tetras.capital/

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Regulatory oversight is typically less stringent on traditional hedge funds which are sold only to accredited investors and not the general public. Cryptocurrency hedge funds have been raising funds for their investments through initial coin offerings, which hold uncertainty in regards to the regulatory climate towards cryptocurrencies and digital assets. The number of cryptocurrency hedge funds continues to increase as both crypto and traditional hedge funds as digital assets have produced high returns compared to traditional assets .. The united states SEC released a statement on July 25, 2017 regarding the status of digital assets and their status with regards to securities law.

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Polychain capital founded

Polychain capital was founded in September 2016 by the first employee at Coinbase Olaf Carlson-Wee.

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Neural Capital

Ari Nazir

https://neural.capital/

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Cambrian Asset Management

http://cambrianasset.com/

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The Multichain Asset Management Association is launched

The Multichain Asset Management Association (MAMA) is an international consortium of companies in the investing an asset management space in blockchain technology. The consortium is based in Zug, Switzerland, also known as crypto valley for its active approach to blockchain technologies.

Cambrian Asset Management is launched

Cambrian was founded by Martin Green, Jay Posner, and Adam Jackson.

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Arrington XRP Capital

Michael Arrington

US

http://arringtonxrpcapital.com/

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Cromwell Schubarth

2 new cryptocurrency hedge funds pop up in Bay Area — one led by Michael Arrington

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2017/11/28/2-new-cryptocurrency-hedge-funds-pop-up-in-bay.html

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Michael Arrington announces Arrington XRP Capital, a digital asset fund denominated in XRP

At the Consensus conference in New York, tech entrepreneur Michael Arrington announced Arrington XRP Capital, a one hundred million dollar cryptocurrency hedge fund that pays out investors in the digital currency XRP based on the digital asset offered by Ripple.

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Erik Schatzker

A Crypto Fund King Says Bitcoin Will Be the Biggest Bubble Ever

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-26/mike-novogratz-is-set-for-comeback-with-crytocurrency-hedge-fund

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CRYPTO COINS HEDGE FUND investment solution on the market cryptocurrency.

Oct 22, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-82HaMDM4I

Hedge Fund Manager Mike Novogratz Bets $150M On Cryptocurrency

Oct 12, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Alg0Pt9aEKo&t=2s

Token Summit I - Cryptocurrency Funds Are Coming, T Mitja Zagar, O Carlson-Wee, B Pierce, B Kelly

Jun 3, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQIaEEyjvJY

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MetaStable is launched

The MetaStable cryptocurrency hedge fund launched in September 2014 backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Union Square Ventures, Founders Fund and Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Cryptocurrency hedge funds are investment funds which pool capital from investors into a group of assets focussing entirely or partially on cryptocurrencies or other decentralized digital asset. Funds are actively managed by expert or insider investors who analyze and select opportunities for investment and charge fees for this service. A wide variety of both manual and automated strategies exist for diversifying and allocating funds including restricting to high value market cap, hand picking specific assets, and many more. Investors following these strategies typically seek reduced risk exposure to volatility in any specific cryptocurrency in this young market. In addition to hedge funds specializing exclusively in cryptocurrency assets, traditional hedge funds have increased their exposure to cryptocurrency assets.

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Several cryptocurrency hedge funds have released tradable cryptocurrency tokens for example Blockchain Capital (BCAP), TaaS Fund (TAAS), and Blackmoon Crypto (BMC),. A new class of decentralized asset management platform has emerged around the crowdsourcing or open sourcing of fund management with associated tokens. ICONOMI is developing an Open Fund Management Platform in which individuals can create an array of Digital Asset Arrays (DAAs) where others can invest. Numerai is building an AI and more. machine learning hedge fund platform for data scientists. Cindicator is also developing community and AI driven asset management fund. The CrowdWiz (WIZ) team is launching an ecosystem for enabling initial fund offerings (IFO). This platform allows for cryptocurrency hedge funds to launch an associated token.

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Aaron Pressman and Robert Hackett

Data Sheet—How Top VCs Are Betting on Blockchain

http://fortune.com/2017/10/17/data-sheet-vc-blockchain-bitcoin/

Andrew Marshall

Tapping into Mental Assets of Individuals Propels Hybrid Intelligence to New Heights

https://cointelegraph.com/news/tapping-into-mental-assets-of-individuals-propels-hybrid-intelligence-to-new-heights

Ari Levy

Crypto venture firm Blockchain Capital is raising $150 million for two funds

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/17/blockchain-capital-raising-150-million-for-two-funds.html

Cade Metz

An AI Hedge Fund Created A New Currency To Make Wall Street Work Like Open Source

https://www.wired.com/2017/02/ai-hedge-fund-created-new-currency-make-wall-street-work-like-open-source/

Chloe Cornish, Lindsay Fortado, Richard Waters and Robin Wigglesworth

‘Crypto’ hedge funds spring up in crowded field

https://www.ft.com/content/98031696-9e67-11e7-8cd4-932067fbf946

Evelyn Cheng

There are now more than 120 hedge funds focused solely on bitcoin, digital currencies

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/27/there-are-now-more-than-120-hedge-funds-focused-solely-on-bitcoin.html

Frank Chaparro

Hedge funds are cashing in on bitcoin mania — there are now more than 50 dedicated to cryptocurrencies

http://www.businessinsider.com/bitcoin-price-surge-leads-to-growth-in-hedge-funds-2017-8

Jon Buck

Now More Than 120 Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds

https://cointelegraph.com/news/now-more-than-120-cryptocurrency-hedge-funds

Jon Buck

Hedge Funds Tied to Cryptocurrencies Exploding, Over 70 in Pipeline

https://cointelegraph.com/news/hedge-funds-tied-to-cryptocurrencies-exploding-over-70-in-pipeline

Laura Shin

Why This Hedge Fund CEO Once 'Put Most Of My Meager Life Savings Into Bitcoin'

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2017/03/07/why-this-hedge-fund-ceo-once-put-most-of-my-meager-life-savings-into-bitcoin/#a0a1ef84e153

Mike Butcher

Blackmoon to ICO its blockchain-based platform for tokenized investment funds

https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/06/blackmoon-to-ico-its-blockchain-based-platform-for-tokenized-investment-funds/

Oliver Dale

Beginner’s Guide to ICONOMI

https://blockonomi.com/iconomi-guide/

Reuters

U.S. Investment Firm With Long-Term View Launches Two Crypto-Currency Funds

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/10/26/business/26reuters-multicoin-investing-blockchain.html

Roger Aitken

Blockchain Fund Launching Crypto ICO For 'Bloomberg-Like' Portfolio Management Platform

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogeraitken/2017/02/02/blockchain-fund-launching-crypto-ico-for-bloomberg-like-portfolio-management-platform/#358e16896ca7

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P. Bart Stephens, W. Bradford Stephens

One Ferry Building, Suite, 255 San Francisco, CA 94111

http://blockchain.capital/

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BCAP

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Oleg Seydak, Ilya Perekopsky

https://blackmooncrypto.com/

BMC

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Protocol Ventures

Rick Marini

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Winklevoss Capital

Tyler Winklevoss, Cameron Winklevoss

New York, New York, USA

https://winklevosscapital.com/

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