On October 31st 2008, a link to a paper authored by Satoshi Nakamoto
titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” was posted to a cryptography mailing list. This paper detailed methods of using a peer-to-peer network to generate what was described as "a system for electronic transactions without relying on trust”. There has been much speculation as to the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, but the person or group of people behind the acronym are still unknown.
On January 3rd, 2009, the Bitcoin network came into existence with Satoshi Nakamoto mining the genesis block of Bitcoin (block number 0), which had a reward of 50 Bitcoins. Embedded in the coinbase parameter of this block was the text:“The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks.”Learn More
Bitcoin has risen manyfold since the early days, when it was trading at only a few cents. At least part of that price increase has to be attributed to the use of Bitcoin as a safe haven asset, i.e. digital gold. Only 21 million Bitcoin will ever be in existence and make it a rare asset now and in the future.
We see Bitcoin as a perfect digital gold and recent studies support our view. Particularly in countries with high inflation Bitcoin volumes have drastically increased in recent times. We are actively helping the ecosystem grow and improve. We are convinced that in the future we will have a digital currency that is scalable and works independently from any central authority.See how we help building the future
We use Bitcoin and other digital assets as a diversifier in our portfolios. Our analysis shows, that these new assets have great diversifying benefits with low correlations to traditional asset classes.
The underlying technology of Bitcoin is called Blockchain. Ever since the introduction of Bitcoin people started to speculate what the technology could be used for other than digital currency.
This has led to the introduction of more
than 2’000 digital assets.
It is important to understand the technology in depth in order to analyse the feasibility of all the digital assets at hand. Like every other industry the blockchain space will need time to develop. As of today the industry is in its nascency but has huge potential.
Before investing in any digital asset, we have a very close look at the most important fundamentals. We include monetary policy, team, the ecosystem and the level of decentralisation. After that we check if the market capitalisation is bigger than $ 1 billion.
Similarly important is the daily average liquidity. We only invest if it is above $ 100 million. This allows us to manage our positions without any market impact.
Digital assets need to be stored safely in order to secure them from hackers. We use best-in-class hardware storage modules from the Swiss-based company Securosys. Their products already protect the Swiss Banking System by securing €100 billion in daily transactions.Learn more about Securosys
Based on our rigorous assessment of the investment universe, we invest in an optimally diversified portfolio covering digital assets with an established use-case in a cost-effective and liquid manner. Depending on the performance our investment algorithm switches between the following assets.Learn About Our Model