Blockworks Exclusive: Nexo Ventures will deploy capital into corners of crypto including NFTs, GameFi and the metaverse Nexo’s investment team has already backed BCB Group, BlockFills, The TIE and 1inch Through a partnership with hedge fund Three Arrows Capital, Nexo announced an NFT-backed lending service in December Crypto platform Nexo has launchedContinue Reading

Blockworks Exclusive: DeFi protocol prePO said it wants to level the playing field among retail and institutional investors by “democratizing” pre-public investing The prePO platform will provide retail investors the same access as institutions and hedge funds get to speculate on pre-initial public offerings Funding will go toward further developmentContinue Reading

The crypto lender’s CEO reveals plans for a institution-sourced lending pool for crypto miners Maple Finance “is the rails on which the lending business of the future will be running,” the CEO said Traditional asset managers are showing increased interest in lending to crypto miners Crypto lender Maple Finance hasContinue Reading

Company formed division in response to increasing demand from crypto-native firms, asset allocators and multi-strategy hedge funds Cowen’s hundreds of institutional clients could present a ‘captive audience’ for its digital-assets services The firm’s investment management unit had around $16 billion under management at the end of 2021 Financial services firmContinue Reading

Clearpool, which had been in development since June of last year, aims to to provide a marketplace for institutional unsecured liquidity Prominent crypto institutions Wintermute, Amber Group and Folkvang have indicated an appetite to borrow up to $90 million on the platform Lenders only require access to a Web3 wallet, which provides both institutionsContinue Reading