Medium Digest #1

For those who prefer longreads to discover something new in the crypto-industry, dive into the subject more deeply or make a fundamental conclusion – here you are our medium digest of the past two weeks (not a quick read, to tell the truth)

Vision Hill Crypto Hedge Fund Returns: Fourth Quarter 2018

Vision Hill Research found the median quarterly return of its in-scope crypto hedge funds (48 unique data points used for this analysis) to be -18.8% during the fourth quarter of 2018, whereas bitcoin’s quarterly return amounted to -43.5% over the same time period (driven by a weak November).

Why Doesn’t Anyone in Crypto Think About Distribution?

Cryptocurrencies are global and accessible. No sign-up is needed, and you can start interacting with a permissionless blockchain to move cryptocurrencies from user account to user account without a middleman  —  or counterparty. However, most cryptocurrencies rely on network-effects business models where the cryptocurrency is only as good as those who use and accept it.

What You Didn't Know About Crypto Index Funds  —  Part 1

In the last couple of years, a lot of crypto ‘hedge’ funds have appeared. In this series I’ll analyze how a lot of them would have performed VS bitcoin, with data from 2013 until June 2018 scraped from Coinmarketcap.

Interest Rates are the Next Battleground in the Stablecoin Wars

So far, dollar backed stablecoins like Tether’s USDT or Circle’s USDC don’t pay any interest to holders of their coin. We think that is about to change in 2019.

The Most Essential Crypto Long Reads 2018

The threads and essays that defined a year that went from the height of mania to something much more interesting.

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