Institutional Investment

German Crypto Startups Welcome $415B ‘Spezialfonds’ Law, Even if the Impact Is Small So Far

A new German law allows for $415 billion in new crypto investment. But, given the conservative nature of "spezialfonds," the money might take time to arrive.

Features  ·  6 August 2021

Most Institutional Investors Expect to Increase Crypto Exposure by 2023: Study

Four out of 10 respondents said they plan to increase their crypto holdings dramatically.

News  ·  6 July 2021

German Law Allowing $415B Investment Into Crypto Takes Effect

The law allows "special funds" to invest up to 20% of their assets in crypto.

News  ·  1 July 2021

Hedge Fund Giants Millennium, Matrix and Point72 Standing Up DeFi Funds: Sources

DeFi is booming and institutions are edging towards it, trying to figure out how to get a slice of the alpha.

Business  ·  13 May 2021
Custody Services

Cowen to Offer Crypto Custody Services Through $25M Stake in PolySign

This comes as part of a PolySign's $53 million Series B funding round that Cowen led.

Business  ·  13 May 2021

Proposed Legislation in Germany Could Allow $425B to Flow Into Crypto: Report

Under the legislation, wealth managers known as Spezialfonds would be able to invest up to 20% in digital assets.

Business  ·  29 April 2021

Staking as an Asset Class? This Swiss Institutional Fund Is Jumping In

Persistence is helping institutions find yield with its white-labeled staking service.

Business  ·  26 March 2021

BC Group, VSAL Join Forces to Serve Institutional Bitcoin Market in Asia

The collaboration is further evidence of an institutional crypto charge happening in innovation-friendly trading hubs like Hong Kong.

Business  ·  3 March 2021

Blockchain Bites: Universities Are Gaining Bitcoin Exposure as Institutional ETH Appetite Grows

Meanwhile, BoE Governor Andrew Bailey said crypto qua crypto fails as currency qua currency, though dissidents like Alexey Navalny might disagree.

News  ·  26 January 2021

Harvard, Yale, Brown Endowments Have Been Buying Bitcoin for at Least a Year: Sources

University endowments that backed blockchain VCs in 2018 have started buying crypto directly from Coinbase.

Business  ·  25 January 2021

Bitcoin Goes Institutional, Ethereum Spreads Its Wings: CoinDesk Q4 2020 Review

The latest research report looks at data and timelines and what they mean for asset prices.

Markets  ·  7 January 2021

Stablecoins, ‘Unsung Heroes and Other Institutional Crypto Takeaways

Vision Hill's Dan Zuller runs through his 10 takeaways from institutional crypto investing, and looks ahead.

People  ·  1 January 2021
Prime Brokerage

Institutional Crypto Platform Talos Emerges From Stealth Mode

Talos is emerging from stealth mode to serve crypto brokers, custodians, exchanges and over-the-counter (OTC) trading desks.

Business  ·  1 October 2020

This Ethereum Startup Is Building a ‘DeFi Firewall’ for Institutional Investors

How risky do you like it? Wallet shop Trustology is launching a "DeFi Firewall" to help institutional investors dabble in decentralized finance.

Business  ·  23 September 2020

Institutional Trading House ErisX Joins Silvergate Exchange Network

ErisX, a crypto exchange for institutional investors, has joined the payments network of bitcoin-friendly Silvergate Bank.

Business  ·  21 July 2020