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‘Outdated cash has all however fled,’ Huobi co-founder discusses challenges of working $400M VC fund | NEWSRUX

In a brand new Twitter post dated Dec. 12, Du Jun, co-founder of cryptocurrency trade Huobi International, shared new perception on his expertise of working ABCDE Capital, a $400 million Internet 3.0 enterprise capital (VC) fund, in June this yr. In keeping with Jun, the concept for ABCDE Capital got here in March, and by April, it was already registered in Singapore. Nonetheless, amidst the $40 billion Terra Luna implosion in Could, Jun mentioned that “outdated cash has all however fled” after the incident.

Undeterred, Jun continued that in August, the VC fund was totally operational, with “a couple of companions pooling tens of thousands and thousands of {dollars} to take a position.” Whereas an preliminary report early November revealed “superb” outcomes, Jun mentioned that the next collapse of FTX was “far past expectations” for the trade:

“Layoffs, wage cuts, and contraction turned primary themes for crypto corporations. One thought the feud between FTX and Binance would encourage wholesome trade growth, however it turned out FTX was so weak that it simply straight-up surrendered, bringing a wave of disaster. At present Binance has over 75% market share, and whether or not he likes it or not, CZ’s [Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao] perspective in direction of regulation represents that of your complete trade, and it is an enormous problem for CZ.”

With regard to decentralized finance, or DeFi, Jun attributed final summer season’s growth to quantitative easing (QE) measures of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Tying it to regulation, Jun mentioned that DeFi progress happened largely as a consequence of corporations similar to Coinbase, Circle, Grayscale, and Paxos “actively embraced regulation” and allowed massive institutional traders to enter the house in opposition to the backdrop of QE.

“FTX’s implosion made conventional outdated cash and authorities companies afraid, and even disgusted, by the chaotic and orderless realm of crypto. For a very long time thereafter, governments wouldn’t assist relaxed insurance policies that assist growth and innovation in crypto, nor would sovereign wealth funds make investments out there.”

Jun additionally revealed that since ABCDE Capital started investing in August, the agency has since amassed seven corporations in its portfolio within the safety, knowledge, social, zero data, and nonfungible tokens sectors. “ABCDE solely invests in 15-20 companies per yr; a very good agency shouldn’t be afraid of the bear market, referrals are welcome, let’s proceed!” wrote the co-founder.