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  • Midas.Investments Aims To Bridge The Gap With CeDeFi Strategies

    Crypto investment platform Midas Investments has reported that it has created an infrastructure that is designed with built-in, automated tools and strategies that don’t require investors to master the nature of trade within the volatile decentralized finance market. Traditional CeFi refers to centralized finance mechanisms such as crypto lending and borrowing, which have been used to generate moderate passive yields for investors from as far back as 2016. Contrary to DeFi, CeFi is different in that security measures are strict and investor activity is closely regulated by measures like KYC/AML. Human involvement is also vital, being pertinent to network processes, as established on original platforms like CeDeFi bridges the gap between the centralized and decentralized finance worlds. Midas Investments reports that it is built upon a similar model as CeFi platforms like Nexo and combines it with algo and DeFi strategies together to offer hybrid yields strategies for investors. Decentralized finance is developing rapidly and a growing belief shared by many industry insiders is that centralized finance offers synergistic assistance.  Midas integrates both CeFi and DeFi for innovative investment options An increasing number of traditional finance and banking institutions have looked to interact with both CeFi and DeFi strategies, as cryptocurrency becomes more of a household concept. Many institutional and retail investors alike, look to security as an important factor that strongly influences investment decisions ultimately. Much due to a lack of human oversight into processes, DeFi is difficult to embrace for many because of this desire for heightened security due to the trustless nature of trading and all DeFi network activity. Alternatively, centralized finance relies upon human involvement to assist in normal network processes. Midas Investments says it takes an innovative and fresh approach by combining CeFi and DeFi techniques, automating investment strategies using a hybrid CeDeFi model. The Midas team of professionals comes into play similar to the model seen in centralized finance. What Makes Midas Investments Different? The Midas evolving hybrid CeDeFi investment platform is reportedly supported by a team of more than 40 qualified team members to accomplish its core mission, to generate hedged yield streams through existing digital strategies for consistent passive income. The Midas team says it uses a combination of market experience and tools founded upon algorithmic infrastructure and 24/7 portfolio management. Currently, Midas does this through three distinct investment strategies. Fixed yield strategies are the foremost investment strategy, in which investors earn industry-leading yields on individually staked cryptocurrency assets. APY (Annual Percentage Yield) on staked Bitcoin ranges from 9-12.1%, the highest amongst custodial crypto investments platforms. Ethereum is over 10%, while fiat-backed stablecoins USDC and Tether are over 14% APY. Midas Boost is an extra incentive that reportedly activates higher yields for receiving payouts in $MIDAS, the network coin. The second popular strategy is a Yield Automated Portfolio or YAP. YAPs are baskets of crypto assets grouped together by type and performance, similar to ETFs in traditional finance. DeFi and Stable YAPs are the two YAPs offered on Midas. Stable YAPs are centered around stablecoins and DeFi YAPs consist of a basket of 8 decentralized finance protocols. YAPs automate a monthly rebalancing to evenly redistribute ROI to maximize yields. The third investment strategy is Complex DeFi Strategies, a newly evolving concept that will give investors medium to higher risk options to further diversify portfolio performance. The Midas team has also recently grown, adding key members like an experienced DeFi analyst and also an Asset Manager from the traditional finance sector who managed over $2 billion in assets with deep experience in building DeFi, and an ex-CEO of a major IT enterprise with over 15 years of management experience. The newly filled positions are additions that Midas hopes will help further grow as an evolving, leading CeDeFi platform. How Midas Hedges and Offers Additional Security In addition to the platform function already explained, Midas reports that it has a vast network of backend processes that work to hedge and protect the front-end investment options presented to individuals for significant yield opportunities in a volatile crypto market. DeFi has become of greater interest to investors, many of whom are waiting to enter the space in hopes of common significantly higher yields than anticipated and realized in traditional finance and fully CeFi platforms. Midas digital ecosystem is reportedly protected by integration with a highly secured Fireblocks crypto custody and transfer platform. FireBlocks offers commercial-grade digital security for stored custody assets. Besides its industry-standard security, the technological infrastructure supporting the FireBlocks platform works to help automate processes, like YAPs monthly rebalancing. FireBlocks assists the treasury of Midas investment strategies with notable boosts in security and efficiency. As a DeFi liquidity provider, Midas says it uses several yield generation protocols, including liquidity providing, loans, multi-protocol strategies and algorithmic tools as a hedging mechanism in place. Detailed information on exactly how Midas generates yields is available in full at Midas Investments wiki page. The Midas Investments platform aims to implement an innovative grouping of protocols and investment options that resonate with the vision of CeDeFi and come together to present optimized trading and investing model that takes the best part of centralized and decentralized finance to benefit its 10,000 plus active users and $300 million in TVL. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. © 2022 Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.

  • 3 Metaverse Coins That Could Help You Out in Your Investments

    When it comes to cryptocurrencies, there are definitely a lot of them out there. With new ones being created all the time, it can be hard to track which ones are the most worth your investment. In this blog post, we will be discussing three different Metaverse coins that you may want to consider being a token holder of – Parody Coin (PARO), Stacks (STX), and ApeCoin (APE). Read on to learn more about each of these coins and why they may be good for you. Continue reading 3 Metaverse Coins That Could Help You Out in Your Investments at

  • Bill Gates Shows Disinterest and Dismisses NFTs and Crypto Investments

    The billionaire and philanthropist, Bill Gates, recently dismissed the notion of investing in crypto and NFT-based projects. In fact, instead of having a diplomatic stand, Gates made a direct statement that he considers NFTs as shams and fool’s theory. During the climate conference, Bill Gates talked about digital assets in reference to past criticism. Bill […] The post Bill Gates Shows Disinterest and Dismisses NFTs and Crypto Investments appeared first on NFT News Today.

  • RT esatoshiclub: Returns of Investments on @PolkaFoundry ATH Return: 1. $BLOK - x697 2. $GAFI - x366 3. $LBL - x14 4. $KMON - x34 5. $RBLS - x27 6. $GST - x41 7. $DARK - x35 8. $FTRB - x6.2 9. $KZEN - x1.5 10. $SIDUS - x108 #crypto #blockchain #satoshiclub [] []

    RT esatoshiclub: Returns of Investments on @PolkaFoundry ATH Return: 1. $BLOK - x697 2. $GAFI - x366 3. $LBL - x14 4. $KMON - x34 5. $RBLS - x27 6. $GST - x41 7. $DARK - x35 8. $FTRB - x6.2 9. $KZEN - x1.5 10. $SIDUS - x108 #crypto #blockchain #satoshiclub

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  • Binance CEO On $1.6B Loss In Terra Investments; Why He Never Spoke To Do Kwon

    CEO of Binance Changpeng Zhao says that his company initially invested $3 million in the much-hyped Terra (CRYPTO: LUNA) project in 2018. In return, Binance received around 50 million LUNA.    But in a recent Twitter post, he indicated that Binance ultimately lost $1.6 billion in its Terra investment.  CZ: We invested in Terra as a part of a Binance Labs investment in 2018, and that was a $3 million investment. We just kept the coins that we got, 50 million Luna. Theoretically we lost like $1.6 billion of investment at the top, and it’s okay. — Wu Blockchain (@WuBlockchain) June 3, 2022 Zhao's tweet comes amid rumors of Binance potentially profiting from the Terra ecosystem's demise. There are also questions about whether the Binance CEO communicated with Terra co-founder Do Kwon during the mega crypto crisis.  Binance was also criticized after announcing support for Terra 2.0, the new LUNA currency.  In a recent interview,  Zhao said that there were mistakes in the design of TerraUSD (CRYPTO: UST) and Terra, which resulted in the collapse of the Terra ecosystem.  Also Read: UK Financial Regulator Orders Crypto Exchange Binance To Stop Activities In The Country While discussing Terraform Labs and its chief Kwon, Zhao said that he never spoke to Kwon directly, not even to this day.  "During the investment stage, I did not speak to him. I never even had a Zoom call with him. I've never met him in person. Our investment team did all the talking with him. We have a very quick internal review process, which I'm part of, but I didn't have to talk to him. Throughout this incident, our team talked to him. Unfortunately, he was quite slow in responding," he said.  Talking about Terra 2.0 and the revival plan, Zhao said, "On the revival plan by Do Kwon, I voiced concerns or disagreements with some of the taken approaches." "I think they took a snapshot at a very early date. That's kind of reversing a lot of the transactions on the blockchain, and also reversing many of the trades that were done after the crash," he added.  Photo courtesy: Binance © 2022 Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.

  • Digital Assets: The Future Of Alternative Investments

    By Nicole Civitello When I was studying to become a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, I remember making flashcards to help memorize the range of assets that fell under the “alternative investment” umbrella. Real estate, commodities, collectibles, private equity, private debt, structured products. From rare art to venture capital, each had their own complexities, their own risks and returns.  At the time, I knew I wanted to work with hedge funds, where everything was still so early and dynamic, becoming a newly regulated space and transitioning from an early stage of mostly high net-worth individuals participating to where it is today. Little did I know then that alternative investments would come to define my career. Nor could I (or anyone) have anticipated the emergence of a new class of alternative investment–one that would not only see trillions of dollars of trading volume, but modernize our financial system with once-unimaginable enhancements and efficiencies. If I had that kind of foresight, I’d have made one more flashcard: digital assets. (For emphasis, it would be underlined in big, bold Sharpie.)  A New Alternative  The most common form of digital asset is cryptocurrency. Anchorage Digital–where I work now–helps institutions broaden their investment portfolios to include cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin, to name just a few. From sovereign wealth funds to university endowments to family offices to foundations, we’re seeing some of the world’s most risk-conscious investors add crypto to their holdings because of the outsize opportunities happening in this emerging asset class. It’s clear that institutions see the staying power of crypto, and want to have a stake in the digital future.  Last month, Anchorage Digital–which made history last year as the United States’ first federally-chartered digital asset bank–further solidified this new class of alternative investment by announcing its membership in AIMA, the Alternative Investment Management Association. Throughout my career, I’ve seen  the “alternative investment” category evolve over time. But the emergence of digital assets has moved at a pace even crypto insiders couldn’t have anticipated–and industry groups like AIMA are helping institutional investors stay informed. Historically, these assets shared a number of static qualities: they were unregulated by the SEC, couldn’t be easily sold or cashed out (illiquid), and their value had little correlation to traditional assets or financial market performance. But it remains to be seen whether these traits apply neatly to crypto. Many regulators have begun to regulate these assets or sparked debate by suggesting that at least some forms of crypto should fall under their jurisdictions. Some forms of crypto–namely, stablecoins–are remarkably liquid. And there’s a (seemingly never-ending) attempt in the analyst community to correlate bitcoin’s value with something, whether that’s S&P performance or the price of gold. But the reality is that just like the technology itself, the financial and regulatory landscapes are rapidly changing. That’s why, to help add newfound clarity to the space, Anchorage Digital and AIMA worked together to create the group’s first-ever Digital Asset Custody Guide, which was just released this week. Re-Qualified Custody Digital assets are new, as is the way we custody them–particularly for large institutions, where security is absolutely paramount. At Anchorage, we use a combination of strong controls and technology to create an impenetrable firewall between our clients’ digital asset holdings and outside interference. To help picture what that looks like: it’s comparable to the safeguards used to protect the U.S. nuclear codes. But I adamantly believe that being a “qualified custodian” of cryptocurrency should mean more than a cutting-edge line of defense. In order to establish a baseline of trust among institutional investors, being a qualified custodian must also indicate that you are a regulated custodian. That’s not self-serving bias; it’s what’s best for the future of digital assets, the crypto industry as a whole, and for the investors we serve.   The Increasingly-Alternative Future As we look ahead, “digital assets” (the asset class) and “crypto” (the digital asset we currently know) will become less and less interchangeable. 2021 saw the rise of NFTs, or non-fungible tokens; Anchorage made history when we served as custodians for Visa as the company purchased a CryptoPunk. That trend continues into 2022, with nearly $7 billion in trading volume in the crypto markets in January of this year alone, shattering records.  And the most exciting thing about the emerging digital asset ecosystem is that we don’t know what new, alternative investments still await. From real estate sales in the metaverse to unique digital identities and beyond, the future of digital assets–and of alternative investments as a whole–is fueled by innovation, and brimming with potential.  This isn’t just scribbling down another flashcard; it’s rewriting the textbook of alternative investments as we know it. And I, for one, can’t wait to see what tomorrow holds.    -   Nicole Civitello serves as relationship manager at Anchorage Digital, home to the first federally-chartered digital asset bank in the United States. © 2022 Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.

  • New York Attorney General Cautions Investors Against Cryptocurrency Investments

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  • Binance Creates $500M Fund Intended for Web3 Investments

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  • Mapping Out Kraken’s Acquisitions & Investments

    Quick Take Based in San Francisco, California, Kraken is one of the longest operating cryptocurrency exchanges, co-founded by Jesse Powell in 2011. The exchange has been one of the most active participants in Crypto M&A with 12 acquisitions In February 2021, Kraken established Kraken Ventures, an independent venture fund that has made at least 20 investments across the crypto ecosystem