Fundstat will launch 5 cryptocoin indexes

 Fundstrat Global Advisors developed 5 indexes to monitor the dynamics of different cryptocurrencies
07 October 2017   3971

Thomas Lee, Fundstat Co-Founder shared information in his interview to CNBC about five indexes, that Fundstat will use to monitor different cryptocoins.

So, according to Lee, the indexes created by him are called FS Crypto FX and were created to better understand the "evolution and behavior of the cryptocurrencies" by institutional investors.

Indexes track a total of 630 different crypto-currencies, which are classified by market capitalization and trading volume into five groups:

  • FS Crypto 10 — tracks the 10 largest and most liquid digital currencies including bitcoin, ethereum, ripple, litecoin, dash, IOTA and monero.
  • FS Crypto 40 — tracks the top 11 to 50 digital currencies by market value and liquidity including NEM, bitconnect and Lisk.
  • FS Crypto 250 — tracks the top 51 to 300 cryptocurrencies by market value and liquidity including BitcoinDark, Singular DTV and FirstCoin.
  • FS Crypto 300 — tracks the 300 largest digital currencies by market value and liquidity.
  • FS Crypto Aggregate — tracks the performance of 630 digital currencies.

According to Lee, these indexes will allow investors to analyze the dynamics of various digital currencies and will perform a function similar to that performed by the S&P 500 to determine the current state of the securities market.

Fundstrat also noted that the algorithm developed by them will allow estimating the specific weight of individual crypto-currencies in each of the indices. In this case, the composition of the indices will be reviewed quarterly.

Lastly, Lee noted that even 2% of the country's currency allows to increase the yield of the traditional investment portfolio of securities, consisting mainly of stocks and bonds, by 2.29%. 

ETH May Become Security After POS Migration,- CFTC

At the moment, according to the head of CFTC, Ethereum is more likely an exchange commodity rather than a security, but it may change 
14 November 2019   183

The head of the Commission for derivatives trading (CFTC) Heath Tarbert expressed the opinion that cryptocurrencies involved in the cryptocurrency using the Proof-of-Stake algorithm can be considered as securities. It is reported by Decrypt.

Earlier, the head of the CFTC said that in its current form, Ethereum is more likely an exchange commodity rather than a security. However, I am sure Tarbert, over time, the status of an asset may change. For example, a security can become a commodity and vice versa.

We are thinking carefully about it.
 

Heath Tarbert

Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

The popular Proof-of-Stake (PoS) algorithm involves the use of “stake” as a resource that determines which particular node receives the right to mine the next block. Higher chances to generate the next block are received by the node with greater balance.

Recently, staking services that promise customers a return on investment in PoS assets have become popular. According to some experts, these services could potentially violate the provisions of the Howie test, such as having a joint venture, as well as an investment contract involving two parties.

At the same time, Tarbert spoke out against an aggressive approach to regulating cryptocurrencies, which could suppress innovation and hinder the strengthening of the US position in the innovation sphere.

Clarity and consistency is the first step to leadership.
 

Heath Tarbert

Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Earlier, Heath Tarbert expressed the view that regulated futures based on Ethereum will soon appear on the market.