From crypto prime brokerage to asset management to DeFi, this MVP Technology Framework evaluates crypto products and services for institutional investors.
The FTX bankruptcy was a reckoning for the crypto industry. In the aftermath of the exchange’s collapse, rival Binance’s CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) said “consumer confidence is shaken.” Asset manager and well-known crypto investor Ark Invest stated the event could “delay institutional adoption by years.”
Given the turmoil of 2022, institutional investors in crypto have two major priorities: quality and trust. Quality involves compliance, security, and levels of return on investment. Trust involves transparency that a provider’s assets cover their liabilities, and that customer funds are safe and can be withdrawn.
Using CB Insights data, this report evaluates 6 crypto markets — from crypto prime brokers to DeFi platforms — that institutional investors and traders should monitor, vet, and prioritize. We cover what investors need to know when assessing solutions and providers, especially within the contexts of quality and trust.