In this episode featuring Ryan Selkis, you will learn:
- Why starting a crypto hedge fund seem like such an attractive pitch including the potential for outsized returns, a steep learning curve, and lack of yield on more traditional investment categories
- Why simply outperforming a Bitcoin and Ethereum portfolio over the next 10 years will require ballsy assumptions
- Why some tokens could require billions of dollars in capital inflows over the coming years simply to maintain their current token prices
- How government intervention — including an SEC crackdown — could influence liquidity and token prices
About The Author
Ryan Selkis is the former Director of Growth and Director of Cryptocurrency Investments at Digital Currency Group (DCG). DCG is a holding company that is one of the most active investors in the cryptocurrency space. DCG also owns and operates the brokerage firm, Genesis Trading, and the digital currency asset management firm, Grayscale Investments, which manages the first publicly traded bitcoin investment vehicle, the Bitcoin Investment Trust (symbol: GBTC). DCG also owns and operates CoinDesk, where Selkis previously served as Managing Director. Prior to his work at DCG, he was an entrepreneur after working at JP Morgan and Summit Partners. Selkis attended MIT before leaving to pursue bitcoin opportunities.