Which crypto funds do you follow?

Which crypto funds do you follow?

by Weld Money admin
10.08.2022
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Investors and crypto-enthusiasts recommend following major crypto funds, their interests, and transactions. Sometimes, this information may be indeed helpful in making the right decision while investing or trading. We have prepared a little review of 3 of the top crypto funds that are definitely worth following.

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)

A16z is a venture fund founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz in 2009. The initial capital was $300 million. Based in Silicon Valley, USA. The current market capitalization is $66,1 billion.

The fund’s first successful investment in cryptocurrencies was Coinbase. From 2013 to 2020, the a16z fund invested in Coinbase 8 times and generated $8 billion in revenue. 

The most valuable assets in the fund’s portfolio are:

  • Solana (SOL) is the fastest and cheapest Layer 1 POS protocol
  • XRP (Ripple) is a digital asset embedded in an open decentralized blockchain
  • Avalanche (AVAX) is an EVM blockchain that allows you to run DeFi and DApps applications, transactions and many other services
  • Near Protocol (NEAR) – First layer POS blockchain with high scalability and cheap transactions
  • Uniswap (UNI) is the largest decentralized exchange

The easiest way to follow a project or foundation is on Twitter. Twitter’s features let you see which of your followers are following the account you’re interested in.

List of the a16z foundation team:

https://twitter.com/pmarca – CEO Mark Andressen

https://twitter.com/bhorowitz – CEO Ben Horowitz

https://twitter.com/alive_eth – main partner

https://twitter.com/AAlbaneseNY – COO

Paradigm

Paradigm is a crypto venture company founded in 2018 by Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam and former Sequoia Capital partner Matt Huang. In November 2021, the fund raised $2.5 billion in venture investments.

Paradigm boasts a very broad and diversified portfolio that includes the following investments:

  • FTX Token (FTT) is a native token of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange
  • Cosmos (ATOM) is an ecosystem that unites various blockchains
  • Uniswap(UNI) is the largest decentralized exchange
  • Axie Infinity (AXS) is the largest Play-to-Earn project
  • Maker (MKR) is an Ethereum-based protocol used to maintain a stable value of the DAI stablecoin (1 DAI = 1 USD)
  • Mina Protocol (MINA) is a protocol for optimizing scalability and decentralization
  • DYDX is a large DeFi project based on Ethereum with spot, perpetual futures and margin trading
  • Coinbase – cryptocurrency broker and exchange
  • Genesis Digital Assets is one of the largest bitcoin mining companies in the world.
  • Magic Eden is Solana’s Leading NFT Marketplace
  • Opensea is the largest NFT marketplace

Paradigm mainly invests in infrastructure projects, crypto exchanges and NFT marketplaces. The fund also actively cooperates with regulators in the United States.

Foundation team:

https://twitter.com/Paradigm – fund account

https://twitter.com/FEhrsam – co-founder

https://twitter.com/matthuang – co-founder

https://twitter.com/jacksondahl – investor

https://twitter.com/alanapalmedo – Investor and COO

https://twitter.com/gakonst – executive top manager and researcher

Pantera Capital

Pantera launched the first cryptocurrency fund in the U.S. when Bitcoin was at $65/BTC in 2013. The company subsequently established the first blockchain-focused venture fund.  Pantera co-CIO Joey Krug co-founded Augur, one of the first decentralized applications built on Ethereum. In 2017, Pantera was the first to offer an early-stage token fund.

Pantera Capital capitalization has recently reached $58,4 billion, while the fund manages assets estimated at $5,1 billion.

  • Portfolio of the company includes:
  • 1inch – a decentralized exchange that aims to offer the “best rates by discovering the most efficient swapping routes across all leading DEXes
  • Coinbase – a cryptocurrency exchange where there are more than 120 different types of cryptocurrencies 
  • Circle is a peer-to-peer payments technology company
  • Kusama is a public pre-production environment for Polkadot, one that allows any developer to experiment and test new blockchains or applications before releasing them on this network
  • NEAR (mentioned above)
  • PolkaDot is a protocol that connects blockchains — allowing value and data to be sent across previously incompatible networks
  • Ripple (XRP) (discussed above)

Core team profiles links:

https://twitter.com/dan_pantera – CEO

https://twitter.com/veradittakit – investor

https://twitter.com/lstephanian – partner

https://twitter.com/joeykrug – Co-CIO

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