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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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Forex and Cryptocurrency Market Review by NordFX

At the beginning of the current trading week, NordFX experts came up with another set of market predictions based on a number of expert opinions backed by trending indicators and oscillators. This is what they came up with:

Publication date: 19 August 01:09 PM

Forex and Cryptocurrency Forecast by NordFX. Mid-August 2019

Roman Boutko, an analyst for NordFX, has come up with another consensus forecast for the forex and cryptocurrency markets for the forthcoming trading week starting on August 12, 2019.
Publication date: 11 August 11:42 AM

British Pound And Brexit. What's Next?

The Brexit is going to come to the UK as the result of the 2016 referendum in the UK. 52% of the votes were cast in favor of the Brexit scenario back then. Chances are, the Brexit is going to affect the entire economic and financial system of the United Kingdom, including its national currency - the British Pound.
Publication date: 09 August 09:21 AM

Over 85% Of Bitcoins (BTC) Have Already Been Mined

Publication date: 05 August 03:28 AM

Coinbase Registers a Big Inflow of New Clients

An international cryptocurrency exchange named Coinbase is reported to have registered 5 million users of the last 12 months. This is what the latest report says. In particular, the amount of Coinbase users increased from 25 million users all the way up to 30 million users over the reporting period.

Publication date: 01 August 09:18 AM

Bitcoin Is Likely To Drop, Experts Say

At this point, the market cap of the entire cryptocurrency market is around 263 billion dollars, with over 64% being Bitcoin's share. Ethereum would have to gain more than 700% to break even with the king of cryptocurrencies. At this point, such a scenario looks unreal.

Publication date: 30 July 10:05 AM

Dollar Rate Is Close To 2-Month Highs

The U.S. Dollar is trading around Friday's high while the basket of 6 major currencies is on its way to the second profitable week, waiting for another GDP report from the USA. The dollar rate support a wider spread between the German and American bonds yields.

Publication date: 28 July 08:28 AM

1 Million Dollars For Bitcoin - John McAfee Confirms The Forecast

If someone has been enjoying the BTC rally going on sine early April, today you are probably not that exited about the market conditions since the bears seem to be getting stronger. The BTC exchange rate has dropped and is not trading around $10000 per coin, Market Leader reports.

Publication date: 19 July 04:07 AM

NYSE Launches Slack Technologies' IPO

Publication date: 22 June 05:58 AM

Masterforex-V Names 135 Most Popular Forex Brokers 2019

When trying to increase the amount of new clients, many brokers start massive ad campaigns online. Most of the time, you can see or hear those brokers call themselves the leading players in the industry, the best of the best, which is obviously not true because all of them cannot be as good as they claim to be. This actually makes it really difficult for the common trader or investor to make up their mind when choosing the next broker to go with.

Publication date: 12 June 08:22 PM