UK Watchdog to Approve First Crypto Hedge Fund

Now Prime Factor Capital will be able to manage assets of more than 100 million euros worth
03 July 2019   958

London-based hedge fund Prime Factor Capital has become the first cryptocurrency investment firm to be approved by the UK Financial Supervision Authority, Bloomberg reports.

The company will be regulated by the British financial regulator as a full-fledged manager of an alternative investment fund, and will also be subject to the laws of the European Union.

Thus, Prime Factor Capital will be able to hold assets of more than 100 million euros under management.

As reported by Coindesk, the founders believe that by focusing on a single asset class, even one that carries market distrust, they will surge ahead of their global competitors and become the trusted authority in crypto investing.

Also, according to European regulations, Prime Factor Capital should hire an independent custodian who will be entrusted with the task of controlling the payment of income to investors and the assets of the fund.

The company was founded in early 2018 by Michael Wong and Adam Grimsley, in the past the leading portfolio managers of the BlackRock Inc. investment fund. The position of executive director of Prime Factor Capital is held by Nick Nidermovve, a former trader of RWE AG in the market of energy derivatives.

GRAM May be Traded at Liquid at Triple ICO Price

Bloomberg says that Telegram tokens, that may appear at Liquid will be sold by Gram Asia at $4 per token, but there's no official info from Telegram
04 July 2019   878

Even before the official public release of the cryptocurrency of the messenger, Telegram can increase in price by 200% relative to its value during the initial offer of coins. It is reported by Bloomberg.

As previously reported, Telegram tokens may appear on the Liquid Bitcoin Exchange already on July 10. The distributor is Gram Asia, which calls itself the largest holder of GRAM tokens in Asia. It intends to put up for sale rights to cryptocurrency at $ 4 per unit.

At the same time, one of the investors said to the publication that at the time of purchase the price of 1 Gram was $ 1.33.

It is worth noting, however, that after the announcement of the public sale of Telegram tokens to Liquid, the media reported that this intention had nothing to do with the official plans of Telegram.

Then one of Telegram's investors stated that no one has the right to sell tokens before their official launch in accordance with the signed agreement. Moreover, representatives of the popular messenger noted that they first heard about Gram Asia.

Later, CEO Liquid Mike Kayamora admitted that Telegram has no relation to the placement on Liquid: the deal was concluded exclusively between the exchange and Gram Asia, which allegedly is an incubator for the TON project.

The Block's leading analyst Larry Chermak on several tweets expressed skepticism about the announced Telegram tokenale based on the Liquid stock exchange, saying that he would “think twice before making a decision to invest.”