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It’s the Day of Reckoning for Cryptocurrency Funds, Bloomberg Says


Bloomberg experts claim that the day of reckoning for cryptocurrency funds has finally come. Last year, when the world’s first digital currency (Bitcoin) went sky-high in mid-December and reached another all-time high at 20000 USD/BTC, over 150 funds specializing in cryptocurrencies emerged on the Internet. In 2017, theirprofitsreached 1000%.

By now, the BTC exchange rate has dropped by almost 70% below 7000 USD/BTC, which is the lowest level since November 2017. Apparently, this means significant loss of profits for those funds. There is no denying the fact that these days investors will think twice before investing in cryptocurrencies.

 

The inflow of investment capital has slowed down considerably, even in such respected funds as Multicoin Capital, which is confirmed by their founders. Founded in August 2017, when the interest in Bitcoin was peaking, the mentioned fund managed over 50 million dollars in assets.
 
It’s interesting to note that since then, at least 9 cryptocurrency funds have ceased to exist and deleted their Facebook and twitter accounts. One of those funds named Alpha Protocol reasoned their decision by saying that taking into account potential regulatory and market risks, the best option would be to refund those investors who participated in the ICO.

At the same time, other funds have been cutting down on their market activity and reducing their market exposure. For example, back in September 2017, Polychain Capital used to run some 250 million dollars in assets. In January 2018, it rejected the listing in Canada. Famous currency market player and billionaire Mike Novogratz refused to create his own crypto-fund. Instead, he decided to create a bank working with blockchain-based startups.
 
According to Rick Marini from Autonomous Research LLP., up to 10% of hedge funds currently investing in cryptocurrencies will have to close till late 2018. The reason has to do with the difficulties to attract enough external funds required to service institutional investors.

 

 

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ETH's At Local Highs: What's In For Ethereum And ICO?

Ethereum is back in the game! It's currently trading around 5-month lows. Still, the market seems to be showing some confidence that the coin has already overcome its existential crisis and managed to recover from crisis that started after the ICO bubble burst in 2018. Will ETH and ICO revive?

Publication date: 17 April 10:42 AM

NordFX Shares Another Forex and Cryptocurrency Forecast for Mid-April 2019

The balance of powers in the international currency market (also known as forex) influences many contemporary tendencies in the entire world. At the same time, traders and investors rely on accurate forex forecasts to earn money. That is why we keep on publishing those weekly consensus forecasts, courtesy of NordFX.
Publication date: 15 April 10:54 AM

Weekly Forex and Crypto Prediction by NordFX. Mid-April 2019

Any exchange rate between any two currencies is the result of multiple factors affecting the currency pair at any given moment. At the same time, those exchange rates themselves are actually capable of affecting other processes important to specific countries and even the entire world.

Publication date: 09 April 11:01 AM

Weekly USD, GBP, and EUR Forecasts by FortFS

Last week, almost all of the emerging currencies gained some value against the U.S. Dollar. On the contrary, the so-called G10 basket of currencies stayed withing a rather narrow price range against the dollar, with the New Zealand Dollar being the only exception (it devalued by 1% over the reporting period).
 
Publication date: 08 April 12:06 PM

Near-Term Predictions for Russian Ruble by FortFS

On Monday, the Russian Ruble exchange rate increased by 0,9% up and reached 64 rubles per dollar. The Russian currency managed to regain a part of Friday's loss. Russian assets (currency and bonds) had gained support from a exposure reduction slowdown coupled with higher oil prices. 

Publication date: 03 April 10:16 AM

Billionaire Predicts Major Rally for Bitcoin

Michael Novogratz, a billionaire and investment banker, thinks that the Bitcoin exchange rate is going to skyrocket within the next 20 years. In particular, he believes that in two decades, the market cap of the world's first cryptocurrency will exceed the one of gold. For that, the BTC rate will have to increase by 10000% to reach 7,5 trillion dollars.

Publication date: 26 March 12:32 PM

Alpari Eurasia Joins Belarus Association of Financial Market Development

 In order to stay ahead of the rivals, forex companies have to keep on improving, introducing new products and services, innovating, expanding their presence in the global market. Alpari has reported about joining the Association of Financial Market Development in the Republic of Belarus. The decision was made on March 2019, given Alpari's significant contribution to the development and improvement of the local forex industry.

Publication date: 14 March 12:31 PM

NordFX Shares Forex and Cryptocurrency Forecasts for Mid-March 2019

The situation in forex, which is the international currency market, has always influenced many other fields of human life worldwide. In the meantime, traders and investors rely on accurate forex forecasts to earn money. That is why Market Leader keep on telling you about those weekly consensus forecasts, courtesy of NordFX. In particular, the local expert team has come up with another forecast based on the time-tested approach, which boils down to studying tons of related sources, expert opinions, as well as predictions made based on technical and graphical analysis.
Publication date: 11 March 11:13 AM

FxPro Conducts Professional Training for Forex Traders

Making money by trading Forex has been getting more and more popular with retail traders over the last few years. When done in a proper and consistent manner, those investments may generate profits in any economic situation, even during a crisis. But how can you become a successful trader?

Publication date: 10 March 05:52 AM

NordFX Shares Forex and Cryptocurrency Forecasts for Early March 2019

 The balance of powers in the international currency market (also known as forex) influences many contemporary tendencies in the entire world. At the same time, traders and investors rely on accurate forex forecasts to earn money. That is why we keep on publishing those weekly consensus forecasts, courtesy of NordFX.

Publication date: 03 March 11:09 AM