With global cryptocurrency market capitalization comfortably over $2 trillion USD, the question for institutional investors and traders is not whether they should enter crypto markets but how to do so in a manner that protects their investments, hedges against risk, and meets regulatory requirements.
The crypto and digital asset class has simply become too big to ignore, even for traditional investors such as family offices, high net worth individuals, and corporations. Tesla’s decision to buy $1.5 billion of bitcoin coupled with MicroStrategy’s acquisition of over 90,000 bitcoins has played a major role in proving to the industry that crypto represents an investable asset class.
Itiviti and EQONEX (former Diginex) hosted a webinar on March 31 to get a pulse of the institutional digital asset trading market and help identify the key challenges and opportunities in this space. Hosted by Spencer Mindlin, Senior Analyst at the Aite Group, the webinar featured Rob MacKay, CEO of Itiviti, Richard Byworth, CEO of EQONEX, Dick Lo, CEO & Co-founder of TDX Strategies, and Joseph Edwards, Head of Research at Enigma Securities.
Here are the key takeaways that the participants predicted would be an important part of institutional digital asset trading moving forward.