Describe the company – the elevator pitch ...

CRYPTO20 is an autonomous, tokenized crypto-only index fund. It tracks the top 20 cryptocurrencies in the same way the S&P500 tracks the top 500 US stocks. It is a complete product and the ICO proceeds go towards buying the underlying assets and not to pay for the development of a platform. Each token represents an investor’s share of the underlying assets. The tokens are directly connected to the value of the underlying assets via the smart contract.

Owning a diverse, rebalanced cryptocurrency portfolio is now as easy as holding a single token.

How are you different?

Index funds are one of the greatest investment innovations, and Crypto20 has now made index funds available to the crypto world.

Why will you do well? 

In addition to having the lowest fees in the market of 0.5% per annum, the CRYPTO20 index has significantly outperformed the CRIX index (the CRIX index tracks 65 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization and rules on liquidity and volume).

Where are you based?

Caymen Islands.

When was the company launched?

January 2017.

What have been your biggest wins to date?

The fund is currently at $9 million and growing quickly.

Who are you trying to attract to your product?

Investors who are building wealth, and who are:

– Comfortable with full exposure to cryptocurrencies

–  to the cryptocurrency index and know that risk is correlated with return

What tips would you give to others trying to build their business?

 Find a growing trend and address a market problem.

Tell us about your team?

Bobby Jonker (PwC UK, Investment Management, Chartered Accountant)

Jon Matonis (Chairman of Globitex, institutional-grade bitcoin and derivatives exchange. Founding & Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation, Chief Forex Dealer & Director of Credit Card Interchange at VISA International, Director of Financial Services at Verisign)

Dan Doney (CEO, Securrency. Previously Chief Innovation Officer of the Defense Intelligence Agency (USA))

Many other team members have had experience in dealing with funds and investments via consulting (Frans Cronje, Daniel Schwartzkopff) – DataProphet, a partner machine learning company they founded that services major international financial services businesses, or their education (economics, statistics, actuarial science, etc.)

What are your plans for the future?

Our aim is to become the Vanguard of the cryptocurrency world.

How do people get in touch with you?

You can contact me directly via email [email protected]

Edited and prepared by Amy Murphy, Journalism student from DCU.

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