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Flynn Murphy 29 January, 2018 | 11:54AM

Bitcoin

Unlike other alternative investments, crypto currencies such as bitcoin are more accessible to retail traders compared to institutional investors because cryptos’ small market caps and thin trading volumes make it difficult to efficiently build sizable positions.

Barriers remain high for traditional hedge funds to begin trading bitcoin, ethereum and other crypto assets, but they are beginning to fall. An increasing number of exchanges have begun offering custodian services compatible with asset managers’ regulations. Options and futures exchanges the CME and the CBOE began listing bitcoin futures in December, while the NASDAQ has announced that it will list futures linked to crypto assets in the first three months of 2018.

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Flynn Murphy  Flynn Murphy is a mutual fund analyst with Morningstar.

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