Digital Assets

31
Jan

What is a Governance Token and does it have any value?

Crypto has brought with it many different types of tokens, each with its own use case, and one of those tokens play a pivotal role in DAOs – the governance token. One of the questions I am asked most often by traditional finance professionals is, what value is there to owning a governance token? The short answer is: You get to

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25
Jan

Lessons independent directors learned from the FTX collapse (Part 2)

  In part 1 we discussed the basic duties of directors and how it relates to the state of the crypto market. In this article we will be delving deeper into lessons learned through bear and bull markets, that independent directors can consider, to counter the risk associated with a downturn in the digital asset market.   1. Proof of

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18
Jan

Lessons independent directors learned from the FTX collapse (Part 1)

  The digital asset industry took some hard hits with the depegging of Tera Luna, liquidation of Celsius and Three Arrows, now the latest unprecedented liquidation on the block is the FTX collapse. CeFi exchanges – crypto exchanges that are by a central party, have gotten a bad reputation lately and for a good reason. There are a couple of

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18
Jan

What is a DAO? Turns out you may already know!

It feels like hardly a week goes by that you don’t come across this new acronym which seems to have popped up out of nowhere and now gets used by everyone. If you’ve read 10 different articles to try to understand what it actually is and still couldn’t quite explain it to your kids, then read on and you’ll realize

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11
Mar

The role of a Cayman Islands director during the three stages of a fund’s life

As a fund manager or investor, you may ask yourself what the role of a Cayman Islands Director is during the different stages of a fund’s life. In the first instance decision in the Weavering case the judge divided the life of a fund into three distinct phases that provide a useful frame of reference when looking at the duties

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9
Feb

The value of Independent Directors with Digital Asset experience

As the crypto industry matures more and more traditional funds are considering investments in digital assets and potentially diversifying their portfolio. For established digital asset funds they may be considering appointing independent directors as part of the natural maturation of the fund to implement proper corporate governance or to meet institutional investor requirements.  So why is it important to appoint

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1
Jan

What are the duties of a Cayman director?

  When looking at setting up a hedge fund the fund managers may find themselves asking what the duties of a Cayman directors will actually be? We’ve written a few articles about why you should appoint Cayman directors to your board.  In this article we will cover the duties of this director once appointed.  Where are these duties specified? The

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29
Dec

Why Are Independent Directors Important For Hedge Funds

In recent years, institutional investors have taken a more proactive approach to vetting the independent directors of hedge funds, so it is critical that investment managers take the appointment of directors seriously. In this article, we outline some of the key considerations investment managers should discuss when selecting their next hedge fund director, and more specifically what they should consider

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29
Dec

Why your Crypto Fund needs an Independent Director

The crypto fund space is maturing very quickly as interest in digital assets increased exponentially over the past year. More and more institutional investors are considering an allocation to the asset class and a number of listed entities have even invested a percentage of their treasuries in Bitcoin and other assets.