Investing in crypto is actually a lot less unconventional now than it used to be. As someone who works in investment management, I can tell you that over the past several years there has been a rise in launches of various crypto and blockchain-oriented hedge funds and venture funds, such as Multicoin, Polychain (founded by Coinbase founder), Arca, Galaxy Digital (ran by Mike Novogratz), just to name a few. Andreesseen Horowitz launched a crypto fund a16z, and so did Morgan Creek. A lot of these funds are run by people who came out of traditional finance and who have high conviction in crypto. I met quite a few of these folks, and I’m fascinated with their courage — many of them left prestigious and high paying jobs in traditional finance to work in crypto, which is such a nascent and yet to be proven technology. It’s indeed very telling. Good for you on catching on to this stuff as early as 2012 — I myself joined the ranks of crypto believers in 2016. I have to admit, I started to have my doubts in 2017–18 after the bubble burst, but now I’m definitely all in. The financial system will look very different 5–10 years from now, that’s for sure!

A recovering investment professional. Reflecting on experience to live a better life. Talk to me: codexe.crystal@gmail.com

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