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Crypto Funds Makes 20% of Total Hedge Funds Launched in 2018

The number of cryptocurrency hedge fund launches has increased dramatically in 2018 despite a bearish market, finds a new study. According to Crypto Fund Research, crypto funds now constitute 20 percent of the total hedge fund launches in 2018. The industry witnessed 90 cryptocurrency fund launches by the end of the third quarter of this year, and the number could ...

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Crypto Funds Gets Greenlight from Swiss Financial Markets Regulator

In a move that clearly shows the government’s resolve to encourage investments in cryptocurrencies, Switzerland’s financial markets regulator has opened the floodgates for institutional participation in cryptocurrencies. Zug-based Crypto Finance AG subsidiary Crypto Fund AG becomes the first company to get the green light from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) to offer a wide range of blockchain-based assets to ...

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Harvard, Stanford, MIT Endowments All Invest in Crypto Funds

Multiple Ivy League and other prestigious U.S. universities are said to have made investments into “at least” one cryptocurrency fund. The report was published by the technology news site Information Wednesday, Oct. 10. Citing an unnamed source, the Information reported that the multi-billion endowments of Harvard University, Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of ...

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Harvard & MIT Have Invested in Cryptocurrency Funds

At least five more university endowments have invested in cryptocurrency funds, suggesting that the “herd” of institutional investors is finally beginning to place at least a small bet on the nascent asset class. As first reported by The Information, a cadre of major educational institutions including Harvard University, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dartmouth College, and the University of ...

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Emergence of $100M Funds in Crypto Bear Market Show Investor Demand

Over the past month, four major $100 million crypto hedge funds have debuted with strong backing from institutional investors, Wall Street, and high profile individual investors. Reality Shares, former Point72 Asset Management executive Travis Kling, and JCE Capital Management have announced the launch of $100 million hedge funds targeted at the cryptocurrency market. Most recently, former Bain Capital Ventures partner ...

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Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX Clashes with Bank over $22 Million in Frozen Funds

QuadrigaCX, Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange has been denied access to CA$28 million of its funds domiciled in the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) since January 2018. The company, based in Vancouver has reacted furiously after the bank decided to freeze several accounts operated by Quadriga’s payment processor. Legitimate Question or Conjecture? The Globe and Mail reports that CIBC froze ...

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Institutional Investments in Crypto Funds is a Big Deal

Crypto industry has received an unusual amount of funding this year from investors. And a prominent venture capital investor thinks it is a big deal. Garry Tan, an early stage investor with companies like Coinbase and Instacart in his portfolio, commented on the growing amount of institutional money that is flowing into crypto-funds. He stated that he is “super confused” at the ...

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Famed Endowment Manager Invests Yale’s Money in Crypto Funds.

On October 5, 2018, an article published by Bloomberg stated that Yale University’s Investment Office, under the stewardship of famed manager David Swensen, has put an allocation toward Paradigm, a new cryptocurrency fund that has raised $400 million dollars. CNBC added onto the report by stating Yale had also invested in Andreessen Horowitz’s $300 million crypto fund prior to the ...

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Yale’s Own “Warren Buffett” Takes Up Positions in Two Cryptocurrency Funds

It has emerged that one of the planet’s most respected endowment managers has taken up positions in the cryptocurrency space. David Swensen has managed Yale University’s almost $30 billion endowment fund since the mid-eighties, earning him great esteem as an investor. Yale’s “Warren Buffett” Investing in Cryptocurrency More institutional money continues to trickle into cryptocurrency. This time, it’s courtesy of ...

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Yale University Has Invested in Two Cryptocurrency Funds: Report

The “herd” of institutional investors that cryptocurrency bulls such as Mike Novogratz have perennially said is just over the horizon is finally making an appearance, as reports have emerged that one of the world’s largest university endowments has invested in two cryptocurrency funds. Yale University Endowment Makes Cryptocurrency Play Citing an anonymous source familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports that ...

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