Hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci’s investment firm has filed an application with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to become a Bitcoin hedge fund.
The minimum investment is to be $50,000 and will be available only to accredited investors.
According to an SEC form dated December 21, the multi-billion hedge fund „SkyBridge Capital“ has submitted an application to the U.S. SEC for the authorization of a Bitcoin fund. It lists „SkyBridge Bitcoin Fund L.P.“ as the issuer and „SkyBridge Bitcoin Fund GP LLC“ as the reference person. The fund is to be classified as a hedge fund. Since Anthony Scaramucci’s company is keeping quiet about the investment volume, it is not possible to draw any conclusions about the size of the fund so far. However, it is known that the minimum sum for investors is to amount to 50,000 US dollars. Furthermore, only accredited investors can invest in the fund.
Bitcoin on a record run!
There were first reports of a bitcoin fund being approved as early as mid-November. With this, SkyBridge follows the lead wolf Grayscale. Only recently, the financial company Guggenheim invested in the digital gold through the world’s largest Bitcoin fund, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust. As a result, the Bitcoin fund now holds Bitcoin equivalent to over ten billion US dollars. BTC is by far the most important asset in Grayscale’s crypto portfolio, which recently reported a new record of $13 billion in assets under management (AUM).
Bitcoin funds also in Germany
In Germany, a new venture capital fund is seeking to provide financial support to crypto companies. The early stage crypto VC of Greenfield One, based in Berlin, is launching its second fund for this purpose in a first closing with a target volume of 50 million euros. The main focus of the second fund is on blockchain networks and developer teams of mainly European teams. The first Greenfield One fund was launched in early 2019. Since then, the VC fund has invested in various early-stage startups.