'I Didn't Sleep Well Last Night:' Analysts Predict Bitcoin Has Further to Fall

Bitcoin’s no longer boring.

After months of tranquility that became the envy of equity investors, The biggest cryptocurrency roared back into the public consciousness this week with the biggest sell-off since August, another fork and a cameo in a major semiconductor earnings report. Some digital asset industry pundits have already begun referring to it as the crypto winter.

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Crypto Hedge Fund Ikigai Bolsters Team with New Executive Hires

Ikigai Asset Management, the long/short multi-strategy cryptoasset hedge fund launched by former Point72 Portfolio Manager, Travis Kling, announced today the addition of three new executive hires. Christina Martin, of Plutos Capital Group, has joined as Partner. Daniel Heller of BitLumens and Oliver Zahn of Google have joined as Advisors.

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The Crypto Craze: Inside Ethereum Incubator Consensys

In this episode of Cheddar's The Crypto Craze, Brad Smith and Nora Ali explore the factors driving the massive sell-off of cryptocurrency this week and speak with investors Travis Kling and Arjun Balaji to get their takes. Tanaya Macheel goes inside Consensys to learn about how the company is strengthening the Ethereum network by empowering entrepreneurs and developers. Plus, IBM Blockchain Global Vice President Jesse Lund shares his outlook for the technology.

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Why I Left a World-Class Hedge Fund for Crypto Investing

I’m not a techie. I’ve never been the early adopter type. I don’t have an Apple watch and Alexa scares me. So when I first started reading about Bitcoin in 2013, when the Silk Road marketplace blew up, it was solely due to my own fascination with the absurdity of it all—“look at these crazy drug dealers that made up this magic Internet money so they could buy drugs!” A few months later when hackers plundered Mt. Gox, then the major Bitcoin exchange, I took it as confirmation that this area was not something to take seriously.

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100 Tokens By 2020: Ledger Pledges Big Expansion for Crypto Custody

So far, this self-custody approach appears to be rare, though. Typically, institutions don't want to manage their own private keys, and even some that do so don't want to be completely self-reliant.

"The best solution is I have a key, my partner has a key, and some guy that I've never heard before has a key," said Travis Kling, co-founder of Ikigai Asset Management, a hedge fund that uses BitGo in this way.

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