The Crypto-Powered Future

by Marc Woodward October 5, 2021

The Crypto-Powered Future is Already Here Investing is essentially an attempt to predict the future by allocating capital to the most promising companies, technologies, or economic models, adjusted for risk tolerance. In December 2003, William Gibson, one of the most influential Cyberpunk authors, wrote ‘The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” […]

Pendle Finance Report

by Matthew Harcourt September 14, 2021

Apollo Capital has always sought to provide transparent, clear information about the wonderful world of crypto assets. In this 24 page report, we analyse Pendle Finance and the respective sectors of DeFi the project sits under; Yield Tokenisation and Fixed Rates. Pendle Finance leverages the composable nature of DeFi to allow users to trade and receive fixed […]

DeFi Total Value Locked Boom

by Matthew Harcourt September 7, 2021

Over the past few months the crypto asset market has witnessed considerable Total Value Locked (TVL) growth across multiple blockchains. While Ethereum is still the leading DeFi ecosystem by a considerable margin, Layer 1 blockchains such as Binance Smart Chain, Polygon, Solana and Terra have been gaining market share. Smaller investors are continually opting out […]

DeFi Assets: Equity For The Decentralised World

by Matthew Harcourt April 13, 2021

In the early days of crypto assets it was extremely hard to find genuine economic value being created outside of Bitcoin. Many of the earliest crypto assets were either meme’s (DOGE) or variations of Bitcoin (Litecoin) with different experimental use cases. The launch of Ethereum in 2015 has enabled crypto assets to have greater utility […]

Three Pillars of Blockchain Value

by Matthew Harcourt March 2, 2021

We are 12 years into the crypto revolution that was kicked off by Bitcoin in 2009. It is clear that the technology driving this revolution has found market fit in mainly three different categories; as a censorship resistant store-of-value, in Non-Fungible Tokens and in Decentralised Finance. The main value proposition for ‘store-of-value’ and non- fungible […]

Attribution Analysis & Yield Farming

by Tim Johnston October 6, 2020

Investing in crypto assets is a fast paced job. Crypto markets move quickly and we are always on the lookout for new investment opportunities. With a wide array of investments, it is important to periodically pause and analyse how these investments have performed. Notably, it is important to analyse this at various levels, total fund […]

DeFi vs. Fintech

by Henrik Andersson September 15, 2020

Fintech is using technology to improve financial services. We have seen the rise of challenger banks like Revolut, payment processing companies like Square and Stripe, post purchase payment companies like AfterPay and Klarna, Robo-advisors and the list goes on. In this article we contrast Fintech with DeFi, or Decentralised Finance. DeFi is financial infrastructure built […]

Decentralised Finance

by Tim Johnston June 2, 2020

A great deal of traditional finance includes standardised contracts administered by a middleman. In the early days, these contracts were paper-based and not standardised. A middleman was required to administer these contracts. Today, with the advances in computer technology, a number of the middleman’s functions are automated. Yet, large parts of existing financial infrastructure remains […]