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Invictus’ Array of Funds Offers Great Diversification

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Invictus Capital’s offering includes 7 diverse and unique investment funds that range within the field of alternative investments. All funds offered are tokenized, with no minimum investments, making them easily accessible to all investors, while simultaneously democratizing the world of finance and allowing exposure to cryptocurrency investments, hedged investments, gold, dollar-based interest through margin lending, …

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Invictus Capital’s offering includes 7 diverse and unique investment funds that range within the field of alternative investments. All funds offered are tokenized, with no minimum investments, making them easily accessible to all investors, while simultaneously democratizing the world of finance and allowing exposure to cryptocurrency investments, hedged investments, gold, dollar-based interest through margin lending, and solar infrastructure in emerging markets.

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As investors intrinsically have different needs, the following funds are introduced, allowing for investor diversification.

The funds on offer:

Crypto Funds

–   Crypto20 (C20): the first Invictus fund and first tokenized crypto index fund worldwide. C20 tracks the top 20 cryptocurrencies in the market, investing in the various funds by market capitalization, with holdings being capped at 10% and rebalanced weekly. This fund excludes stablecoins.

–   Crypto10 Hedged (C10): a derivation of the C20 fund, that allows for a cash allocation ranging from 0-100% to hedge against cryptocurrency volatility. The crypto index fund aims to ride the bull market waves, while also limiting the drawdown risk. The fund holds the top 10 cryptocurrencies weighted by market capitalization, excluding stablecoins, withholdings capped at 15%

–   Bitcoin Alpha (IBA): This fund allows investors 1x exposure to Bitcoin and is designed to outperform a buy-and-hold strategy over the longer term, through the use of an options strategy. Monthly, this fund purchases insurance in the form of put options that aim to limit the downside risk to around 10%. This insurance cost is covered by the sale of call options that cap upside to the region of 30%.

Venture Capital

–   Hyperion (IHF): This fund invests in early-stage blockchain startups, allowing investors to access a portfolio of exciting companies utilizing blockchain technology. The fund foregoes high barriers to entry as it uses a tokenized structure, allowing almost infinite divisibility of the funds’ value.

Interest bearing

–   Margin Lending (IML): this fund aims to maximize the interest income on USD and USD equivalents with zero anticipated drawdown risk. The fund generates a return by providing secured loans to traders looking to open leveraged positions. The collateralized nature of the loans means there is near-zero risk involved.

Renewable Energy

–   Emerging Markets Solar (EMS): This fund aims to generate stable and consistent returns for investors over the long term, while investing in solar energy projects based in emerging markets and developing communities, creating a positive social and environmental impact.

Commodities

–   Gold Plus (IGP): This fund allows investors a cost-efficient, secure way to have exposure to the gold market, allowing a strategic asset allocation of up to 10% interest bearing cash. The fund aims to outperform gold through margin lending activities on the underlying assets, along with taking advantage of arbitrage opportunities between markets.

Constructing your perfect portfolio comprises different factors, one being diversification. There is significant value in spreading your risk across various assets to avoid concentrated exposure. Diversification is arguably the most important factor and is achieved by adding uncorrelated assets to a portfolio.

Another important factor relating to your portfolio, is the risk-return appetite of the investors, by addressing their risk tolerance and risk capacity. If a high risk/return profile investment is made, it should be accompanied by discipline to let the investment time run its full course, even in the face of adverse performance.

Determining which investor category you are in, high, medium, or low risk, is critical to decide further which Invictus funds would most suit your investor profile. The more you allocate to crypto investments and venture capital, the less towards stable income such as IML and safe- haven assets such as gold. Due to the nature of blockchain and the structural liquidity, the Invictus Capital products pose no material concern, allowing for no lock-up periods and 24/7 liquidity for investors to enter or exit the funds.

Within the crypto investment class, there are currently three different funds offered, Crypto20, Crypto10 Hedged, and Bitcoin Alpha. When navigating these funds, one needs to pay attention to the investors’ time horizon, liquidity needs, and risk tolerance.

When referring to time, C20 has the greatest return over long periods and is less suitable for short-term investments due to its drawdown events. Bitcoin Alpha is better for shorter periods as it provides drawdown protection. However, C10  remains the best choice for short term investments, due to the funds’ cash hedging algorithm.

If you are interested and want to find out more, sign up on invictuscapital.com to gain access to our investment platform, or feel free to ask any further questions online via our live chat.

Source: https://coinpedia.org/news/invictus-capital-investment-funds/

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Da Vinci Capital Reportedly Requests $100 Million from Telegram for TON’s Failure

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A large investor in Telegram’s failed Open Network (TON) has reportedly requested $100 million in compensation from the company. Otherwise, the investor – Da Vinci Capital – has warned with taking legal actions against the messaging platform.

TON Investor Demands $100M

Telegram’s TON initiative was among the most widely-discussed blockchain-related projects in the past few years. However, the endeavor faced almost immediate backlash from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a US court decided at one point that the native currency – GRAMS – is a security token, which couldn’t be sold in the US or anywhere else.

Telegram attempted on multiple occasions to fight the court’s decision and to prove that GRAMS is not a security. However, to no avail and Pavel Durov, the company’s CEO ultimately had to throw the towel by saying that “Telegram’s active involvement with TON is over.”

Although the company has distanced itself from the failed blockchain project, the problems keep following it, according to a recent report by Forbes Russia. Citing anonymous people familiar with the matter, the coverage said that Da Vinci Capital, an investor in the $1.7 billion initial coin offering, has requested compensation for TON’s failure.

Lawyers from the Moscow-based investment company have reportedly sent a letter of intent to file a claim to Durov, Telegram Vice President Ilya Perekopsky, and other executives and lawyers involved with the project.
The report says that Da Vinci Capital had demanded roughly $100 million as compensation.

Two Weeks to Answer

Forbes’ coverage further explained that Durov and his colleagues have two weeks to transfer the funds or notify the lawyers from the investment company if they decide to reject it.

However, if Telegram fails to answer in the provided timeframe, Da Vinci Capital has the right to take the matter to court.

Apart from these allegations, Telegram recently negotiated funding round to raise at least $1 billion in a private bond placement to accredited investors from Russia, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Those bondholders would be able to convert debt into shares at a 10% discount to the offering price if Telegram decides to go public in the next five years, revealed the conditions of the round.

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ChiliZ To Expand Operations, Will Invest $50 Million in the US

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Following milestone partnerships with sports teams in Europe, ChiliZ have their eyes set on conquering the United States. The fintech platform will open a new office in one of the world’s major commercial cities, New York.

ChiliZ To Set Up New York Office

Maltese blockchain giant, ChiliZ is scaling up operations after securing several partnerships with top European sports franchises. Reuters reported earlier today that the fan engagement platform would open an office and invest $50 million in the United States. According to its chief executive, Alexandre Dreyfus, the move should bring the firm within reach of top United States sports outfits. He told Reuters :

“A huge focal point for us in our global growth plans is the U.S.. That’s why we’re opening a New York office and investing $50 million into the country’s sports industry in order to launch Fan Tokens with leading franchises from the five major U.S. sports leagues”

On launching Fan tokens, ChiliZ has made headway through its subsidiary, Socios. It has partnered with football behemoths like FC Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, AS Roma, Galatasaray, and Atlético de Madrid to launch branded fan tokens. These permit owners to engage in club polls, access VIP rewards, and partake in chat forums.

The company currently has offices in Malta, France, Turkey, Korea, Switzerland, and South America. It had earlier announced that it would open offices in New York and Madrid. With the New York office inching towards reality, Chiliz is undoubtedly advancing towards global growth.

Aims To Double Up on 2020 Revenue

Speaking further about the expansion, Dreyfus boasted about his company’s capacity to generate returns for its partners in the sports and entertainment industry. He said:

“We head to the U.S. with a proven track record in generating millions of dollars of revenue for some of Europe’s biggest sporting organisations. In 2020, we shared more than $30 million with our partners, but this year we’re targeting a minimum of $60 million.”

Revenue from the company’s partnership with seven-time European champions AC Milan proves Dreyfus is not bluffing. The Italian football giant launched its token ($ACM) on Binance on February 24th. Within hours of the launch, over $6 million was generated as trading volume hit $50 million in the first 30 minutes.

Big Market For ChiliZ?

For Joseph Edwards, Enigma Securities head of researcher, there is no better time to seize the initiative. He opined that the soaring interest in NFTs indicates a big market. He elaborated further that NFTs bridge the gap between fans and their subject of interest, especially as Covid-19 caused a disconnection.

“Fan tokens right now are just hitting the perfect itch at the perfect time – fans are disconnected physically from their fandom, and this helps bridge that gap,”

NBA Top Shots seems to be a perfect example. The NFT platform has continued to gain momentum as interest surges. It reached a record-breaking $231 million in sales over the past 30 days.  Perhaps, ChiliZ is taking a cue from this to target the American sports market.

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Crypto services firm BCB Group raises $4.5M led by North Island Ventures and Blockchain.com Ventures

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BCB Group, a crypto payment/trading services provider, today announced it has closed a $4.5 million investment round. The strategic funding was co-led by North Island Ventures and Blockchain.com Ventures; with participation from Pantera, L1 Digital, and Pack Capital.

As a dual regulated institution, BCB Group offers an end-to-end suite of payment processing, cryptocurrency trading, and custody. Services are accessible through a unified API-enabled platform; allowing clients to access a full range of crypto-asset products in one place.

Funding

The proceeds of the round will be used to fund investments in several new initiatives…

These initiatives include: BCB Treasury, a service designed to help companies interested in investing in bitcoin as a treasury asset. BCB Yield Accounts, a product offering clients a return on their positions. And BCB Wealth Partners, a comprehensive crypto service for private wealth clients.

“There’s so much more we want to offer our clients; and many untapped regions we’d like to be in to help those markets grow via reliable payments and market infrastructure. This funding round comes at a very exciting time for BCB Group and will be transformative for our client experience.”
– BCB Group Founder and CEO, Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie

Previously, back in March 2019, BCB Group received funding from NKB Finance and a private investor in a $1 million seed round; which brought the company much-needed talent in engineering and operations.

Source: bcbgroup.io

Source: https://www.cryptoninjas.net/2021/03/02/crypto-services-firm-bcb-group-raises-4-5m-led-by-north-island-ventures-and-blockchain-com-ventures/

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