Crypto & ESG Report

by Cici Lu October 19, 2021

Over the course of 2021, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) in crypto has been a strong topic of conversation, particularly in the wake of bitcoin’s strong price movement and increase in global adoption. At Apollo Capital we pay strong attention to ESG within crypto and would like to address concerns over the possible negative externalities […]

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.” […]

Forking Explained

by Henrik Andersson July 13, 2021

Introduction to Forks Similarly to most successful software products, crypto assets require iterations to the code to: Fix issues and bugs in code Add new functionality Increase performance In software, we see this done via downloadable software updates. In the open-source world of crypto, this is done via a process called ‘Forking’. As ‘Layer One’ […]

Scaling Ethereum

by Marc Woodward May 18, 2021

High gas fees have had a severe impact on the retail adoption of the Ethereum blockchain and Ethereum based DeFi. The excessive cost to transact often causes retail investors to overlook the fundamentals of Ethereum in search of a quicker, cheaper and ‘easier’ option. While this has caused frustration for believers in Ethereum, you can’t […]

Crypto is Based on Thin Air

by Tim Johnston August 27, 2019

President Trump recently shared his thoughts on Bitcoin and other crypto assets. We were unsurprised to learn that he is not a crypto enthusiast. The President’s concern that crypto assets are “based on thin air” is not uncommon. Crypto assets are not backed by anything. But the premise that an asset cannot be valuable if […]