Former Citi Exec: Crypto Market Cap Still Smaller than Samsung, What’s Preventing Institutions’ Entry?

Hwang Hyeon-cheol, a former Citi and Allianz executive who worked on Wall Street for over two decades, has said that the valuation of the crypto market is still smaller than Samsung, the largest conglomerate in South Korea. The former Wall Street executive turned crypto investor and the CEO of Atomrigs, a digital asset custodian in the cryptocurrency market of South Korea, told a local publication in an interview that institutional investors are key in increasing the inflow of capital into the new asset class. In the past, prior to 2018, Hwang emphasized that it was virtually impossible for institutions to

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Bitcoin Was ‘Total Bubble’ & 95% of Crypto ‘Will Die Painful Death’: Bitwise Exec.

The bitcoin bull market was a bubble that burst in 2018, but the “painful” event had a major upside: It attracted a lot of money and talent to the burgeoning industry. That’s the assessment of Matt Hougan, the global head of research at Bitwise, creator of the world’s first cryptocurrency index fund. “It was a massive run-up and a massive pullback,” Hougan told Bloomberg’s Barry Ritholtz on his podcast. “ total bubble.” While financial “bubbles” understandably carry a negative connotation, Hougan says the bitcoin bubble fueled intense media interest in blockchain and the crypto market. Moreover, soaring crypto

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