LLG periodically distributes newsletters in order to keep our clients up-to-date about developments in the crypto asset class.
You can find all of them posted below.
November 11, 2021
Bitcoin implemented a software upgrade called "Taproot" on November 14th. It's been long in the works and improves Bitcoin’s security, privacy, and throughput. We explain why this is important and what the main takeaways are.
ARRIVAL OF THE BTC ETF
October 18, 2021
The first Bitcoin ETF was approved by the SEC and began trading on October 19, 2021. Launched by ProShares, the ETF invests in CME Bitcoin Futures, allowing investors globally to easily invest in the crypto asset class, albeit futures, not spot.
INFRASTRUCTURE & BTC
August 11, 2021
The Senate voted on an amendment included in the multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure package that defined taxation on the cryptocurrency asset class. In short, The U.S. government has now sanctioned the cryptocurrency asset class as legitimate.
THE B WORD
July 22, 2021
Elon Musk, Cathie Wood, and Jack Dorsey discussed the state of cryptocurrency markets in a wide-ranging and informative virtual conference. Musk clarified his, SpaceX and Tesla's bullish stance on crypto in what may have marked a turning point for all crypto markets as it searches for a bottom...
JUNE MARKET UPDATE
June 8, 2021
The question on everyone’s mind: what is driving this latest leg of the cryptocurrency sell-off? The list is not particularly long and is largely technical...
May 24, 2021
Jason Leibowitz sat down for a discussion with the Head of Sales & Trading at Genesis, one of the largest cryptocurrency prime brokers. The conversation happened to take place during the biggest crypto market correction in over a year...
May 19, 2021
The cryptocurrency markets have gotten crushed in the past 24 hours. Bitcoin printed a low of almost $30,000 while Ethereum traded down to a low of $1,800 before rebounding. Some catalysts for the move were...
April 22, 2021
Jason was recently interviewed by a blogger about crypto. We wanted to share his answers to questions such as what is Bitcoin; why is it investable; what is blockchain; what is mining, etc.
DEFI AND ETHEREUM
April 5, 2021
A major positive for the crypto market has been the explosion of Decentralized Finance, known as DeFi, which is largely built on top of the Ethereum blockchain. This adds to a growing narrative for ETH as a store of value.
REAL VISION CRYPTO
March 18, 2021
Jason Leibowitz joins Ash Bennington, Real Vision senior editor, to discuss Bitcoin custody solutions, growing interest in Bitcoin from traditional investors, and the global debt bubble.
Filmed March 11, 2021
MORGAN STANLEY BTC
March 17, 2021
Morgan Stanley becomes the first big U.S. bank to offer access to Bitcoin funds. Given that some part of Morgan Stanley’s $4 trillion in client assets will invest in Bitcoin after this endorsement, the price of BTC is expected to continue rallying.
TESLA IS LONG BITCOIN
February 8, 2021
Tesla announced that they bought $1.5bn in Bitcoin for their treasury reserves, and may start accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment for their products in the near future. What are the implications of this?
THINKING IN BITCOIN
February 4, 2021
Watch this conversation between Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy ($MSTR), and Ross Stevens, CEO of Stone Ridge Asset Management (AUM $20bn, including $6bn BTC). Mr. Stevens shares how he has evolved his thinking about money and the Central Banks of the world, to a mantra of “thinking in Bitcoin, not in fiat”.
RISK MARKETS UPDATE
January 27, 2021
There is a lot of online chatter about the potentiality of a ‘risk-off’ move coming on the back of "WallStreetBets" (a forum on Reddit) leading a millennial charge through single equity names, creating massive short squeezes. What does this all mean for the cryptocurrency markets?
January 19, 2021
LLG was asked to present a Zoom lecture to a Palm Beach, Florida Country Club recently. The title of the presentation was, "Bitcoin and the Cryptocurrency Asset Class - A Deep Dive into a Nascent Market." We decided to post David’s closing remarks...
JAN '21 MARKET UPDATE
January 11, 2021
This cryptocurrency sell-off marks the first significant retracement since Thanksgiving's 17% decline. 2021 has seen a relatively straight line move up. After the recent OCC statement allowing banks to clear public blockchain transactions, the move from roughly $27,000 to $42,000 has been more or less without pause.
January 7, 2021
LLG believes this to be tacit approval for banks to settle transactions on public blockchains. Add to this the fact that the SEC has deemed Bitcoin and Ethereum not to be securities, and this release gives permission to banks to engage with customers in certain cryptocurrencies.
2020 FINAL THOUGHTS
December 29, 2020
Institutional adoption of Bitcoin has just begun, but the needle has yet to move. The Bitcoin revolution spurred on by the global manipulation of all major markets and the fast and furious debasement of fiat currency is in its second inning...
November 27, 2020
The price of Bitcoin fell from $19,500 to $16,200 on news that the Trump administration, in a parting gift to the crypto community, is considering regulating exchanges in such a way as to demand private wallet counterparty addresses. We think this is a temporary selloff that will be met with investors "buying the dip."
BTC APPROACHING 20k
November 24, 2020
The word "bubble" has not been associated with Bitcoin in this latest run-up. Bitcoin has progressed in the collective psyche from a misunderstood technological "tulip bulb", to a market-dominant cryptocurrency, and a legitimate, digital-gold type of investment.
BTC: BUY & HOLD
November 5, 2020
We have been talking about Bitcoin as an important asset allocation for the next one to five years, or longer. The current rally is, in our opinion, the start of a move to significantly higher prices...
PAYPAL EMBRACES BTC
October 21, 2020
Nearly 400 million active users now have access to the cryptocurrency asset class through a familiar platform: PayPal. This includes over 26 million merchants who can accept crypto in exchange for their goods and services, providing an answer to the question, "what can you spend cryptocurrency on?"
WALL STREET & BTC
October 13, 2020
A client of LLG wanted to redeem an investment in a crypto hedge fund in order to buy BTC in his own wallet, but encountered a problem along the way that we helped him overcome...
OCC EMBRACES CRYPTO
October 6, 2020
The Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) has encouraged banks to embrace cryptocurrency. This is bullish for the crypto market, adding to the thesis that Bitcoin (BTC) is here to stay as a new, alternative asset class.
LLG ROAD SHOW
September 24, 2020
LLG was invited to present about the crypto asset class in a Zoom call with The Harmonie Club of New York. This was the kickoff of our virtual roadshow called, "The Dawn of a New Asset Class", an interactive session with a component of slides and Q&A, including a follow-up deck that we send to audiences.