BlockTower Capital's hedge fund raises $140m

Investors of the American cryptocurrency hedge fund BlockTower Capital were Union Square Ventures LLC, Andreessen Horowitz and others
05 January 2018   612

The rapid growth of bitcoin and altcoins last year coincided with the launch of futures, which allow investors to work with cryptocurrencies in regulated markets. Another evidence of the penetration of bitcoin into the world of traditional finance can be the emergence of a large number of crypto-currency funds. One of them has already attracted $ 140 million.

According to Bloomberg, the investors of the American fund BlockTower Capital were Union Square Ventures LLC, Andreessen Horowitz, as well as several venture capital companies and companies for the trust management of family capital. Recently BlockTower notified potential investors that since January 1, the collection of funds within the framework of the main fund has ceased.

In addition, Michael Buchella, former vice-president of Goldman Sachs Group, joined the fund's team as head of business development.

According to Morgan Stanley, more than 100 funds are already working in the crypto-currency area, under management of which there are assets worth $ 2 billion. Large companies, such as Goldman Sachs, also take part in this process, providing their clients with clearing services for crypto-exchange contracts.

Hedge Fund Research has launched an index that tracks the performance of funds working in this area. It was found that in November the yield of funds investing in crypto-currencies and the blockchain-company amounted to 1,500%, while the profitability of funds, whose investments are limited to digital assets, exceeded 1,600%.

Recall that in December BlockTower put a million dollars to the fact that before the end of this year, the bitcoin rate will reach $ 50,000.

Chinese Bank to Issue $66M Worth Securities on Blockchain

The Lianrong blockchain platform was launched by the bank to provide registered companies with the opportunity to distribute assets secured by accounts receivable to investors
21 August 2018   56

Zheshang Bank, one of the largest commercial financial institutes in China, issued securities worth $ 66 million through its proprietary blockchain platform. This is reported by CoinDesk.

On August 13, the bank submitted a prospectus to the Shanghai Clearing House. At the same time, representatives of Zheshang Bank reported that the securities will be secured by accounts receivable from various companies.

A few days later, the China Securities Journal reported that the bank issued these assets on August 17, becoming the first institution in the country to issue such securities.

The Lianrong blockchain platform was launched by the bank to provide registered companies with the opportunity to distribute assets secured by accounts receivable to investors.

Founded in 2004, Zheshang Bank is one of China's 12 publicly traded financial companies that launched various initiatives related to distributed registry technology over the past year and a half.