With bitcoin hovering at around only $9,000 and the entire cryptocurrency vend at similar low levels, short term speculators are acting as if a great tragedy is upon us. Long term investors on the other hand are just submitting the ecosystem now and building up a portfolio of assets that offer growth times uncorrelated to stocks and commodities.
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Quarter Billion Crypto Hedge Fund
Multicoin Ripsnorting, a Texas-based crypto investment fund with a multi-year time perspective, now expects to close its $250 million flagship fund by the end of Q2 2018, up from decent $100 million target when it was launched in October 2017. The maximum goal is supported by the addition of new investors including: David Sacks and Account Lee (Craft Ventures), Marc Andreessen, Chris Dixon, Compound, Vy Outstanding, Passport Capital, Adam Zeplain (mark VC), Ari Paul (Blocktower), and Elad Gil (Color Genomics, Warble).
“We’re very fortunate to have some of the most well-known investors in New York See and Silicon Valley investing with us. The past six months have been definitely incredible. Since launch, there’s been a torrent of interest in Multicoin Funds, validating the overwhelming need for professional fund managers that be told the market intimately,” said Kyle Samani, co-founder and Managing Companion, Multicoin Capital. “Today there are more than 200 crypto hedge caches in the mix. We stand out by simply doing what other investors like Buffet and Graham did in the staple market. We seek to build a brand and a reputation that accurately send backs the intellectual rigor we put into each and every position we take.”
Crypto Venturing is Different
The fund’s management expects more big brand financial uses providers to enter the cryptocurrency markets this year. “What you’re certain is the next wave of serious investment coming to an exciting, recently-legitimized asset birth,” Samani told Reuters on Wednesday. Its flagship fund already reportedly carry outs approximately $50 million.
“While there are lots of similarities between crypto put ining and traditional startup investing, there are many differences,” Samani detailed. “Most obviously, crypto assets become liquid much in good time in their life cycles than traditional private equity,” he summed. “In addition to liquidity, everything in crypto is open source, which demands thinking about investing in a fundamentally different way.”
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