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ETHC Turns Four 🎂 + Goes Back to School 🤓

Ether Capital Newsletter
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Hi everyone, TGIF! 🥂
Before you checkout for the weekend, we wanted to share some news…
It's Our Birthday Week 🎈
ICYMI Ether Capital celebrated a birthday this week — we turned four! 🥳 April 19, 2018, was when we made our trading debut on the NEO Exchange.
To acknowledge our hard work, we published a blog post that highlights our achievements over the past four years and what sets us apart from others in the space. 🏆
The TLDR version
Ether Capital was formed by a group of traditional finance executives, crypto natives and venture capitalists who believe that Ethereum is a once-in-a-generation asset reshaping the world of finance.
After witnessing the ICO boom of 2017, our goal was to create a leading access point to this emerging ecosystem for investors to get exposure in a secure way. This was also during a time when there were no access points in the capital markets, crypto ETFs, or institutional-grade custody. 🏛️
Timing is everything
We launched in the midst of a brutal bear market and everyone thought we were crazy! 😵
Ether Capital went from having $50 million in assets to roughly $10 million, and the cost of running a public company was too high. But we dug in our heels and didn’t give up. Not once did we stray from our commitment to Ethereum and were confident it would become a global settlement layer 🌎 underpinning all sorts of financial activity.
Fast forward to 2022, and Ether Capital has $180+ million in assets, is the first public company to stake ether and generate yield, helped launch the world’s first spot Bitcoin ETF and Ether ETF (S/O Purpose Investments) and is a founding member of the Canadian Web3 Council.
It’s been a wild ride, but when there’s high risk, there’s also high reward. 📈
We look forward to the months ahead as we continue building out our operating business and remain a leading and trusted access point to Ethereum/Web3 in the capital markets.
The lesson in all of this? If you believe in something, keep working at it and don’t give up. 💪 #WAGMI
Speaking to Columbia Students 🧑‍🏫
We caught up with students at Columbia University to talk about our company and how the industry is evolving.
Most of them are very plugged into the space and part of the Ivy League school’s FinTech and Blockchain club — one person even mentioned they are working on a DeFi trading platform (very cool)! 😎 You can watch the full discussion on our YouTube channel.
Our CEO Brian Mosoff spoke about how he was first introduced to cryptocurrency in 2012, which involves an interesting story about a person he met on Craigslist who was selling everything he owned for bitcoin (lol). 🙃
Brian also talked about the sale of our portfolio company, Wyre, why it’s better to invest in base-layer infrastructure vs. the latest token or NFT project, and how Peter Thiel’s famous concept “zero to one” applies to the industry. 💡
If you’re looking for a more in-depth conversation about different protocols and how to play the space, we highly recommend checking it out. 💯
Upcoming Events ⏰
Get ready for blockchain summer! 🌞
We’re excited for the opportunity to speak at this year’s Blockchain Futurist Conference taking place in Toronto on August 9th & 10th. 🗓️ 🎙️
It is Canada’s largest blockchain conference 🇨🇦 that attracts people from all over including crypto natives and members of the traditional finance community.
The two-day conference will include presentations, networking and workshops/bootcamps. We’ll have more details to share in the next few weeks, but for now be sure to secure your spot and purchase your tickets. It will be a blast! 🚀 🎟️
Newsworthy Links & Highlights 🗞️
New research shows that Ethereum reached US$76.3 billion in gains last year, putting it ahead of Bitcoin that came in at US$74.7 billion. Blockchain analytics firm, Chainalysis, published the report that delves into cryptocurrency gains worldwide and determined Ethereum’s success was fuelled by rising demand for decentralized finance (DeFi).
The crypto industry features some of the most intellectual and talented individuals, but it also attracts a lot of clowns and bad actors. Here’s a helpful article on how to spot and avoid notorious “pump and dump” schemes.
We often cite Ethereum’s big upgrade dubbed “the Merge” as a watershed moment for the entire industry. Check out this article we co-authored with Purpose Investments that gives investors three reasons why they should be excited about Ethereum’s transition from a proof-of-work protocol to proof-of-stake. It’s very timely given that it’s Earth Day! 🌎
Have Questions About Crypto? 🤔
The industry is quickly evolving and there’s a lot of information to keep up with. That’s why we want to help! 🦸
Email us your questions and we’ll respond to as many as we can. While we can’t provide investment advice, we do want to steer you in the right direction so you can be informed.
Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter! We’d love to hear from you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out. 😎 🚀
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