The Era Of The DAO

by Matthew Harcourt July 20, 2021

Decentralised Autonomous Organisations An exciting phenomenon in the crypto world that is currently accelerating is the transition from a central hierarchical structured entity (Web2.0) to a decentralised and flat structured entity (Web3.0). This business structure created as a result is called a Decentralised Autonomous Organizations (DAO). Although DAOs are yet to fully mature (as are […]

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’ […]

Investment Highlight: Automata

by Matthew Harcourt June 22, 2021

We would like to thank Deli Gong (Co-Founder ) & Sam Koh (PR & Marketing) from Automata Network for their feedback and contribution to this article. A key talking point in the Ethereum ecosystem is the concept and problem of miner extractable value (MEV). MEV is a relatively new and understudied phenomenon where miners and […]

Bitcoin Hash Rate Drop

by Matthew Harcourt June 21, 2021

For the past month and a half, the Bitcoin hash rate has been dropping at an alarming rate as Chinese miners have been forced to shut down operations following a government crackdown. It is widely known that the Chinese government has always had a negative view on crypto trading but the recent focus on mining […]

Our View on Recent Volatility

by Matthew Harcourt May 25, 2021

Over the past two weeks there has been immense volatility in the crypto markets with Bitcoin and Ethereum correcting -50% and -61% peak-to-trough respectively since the 10th of May. While long term crypto asset investors are no strangers to major corrections, this market wide sell off was particularly brutal. In this article we will outline […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Small Allocation

by Tim Johnston March 16, 2021

Please note this article is not personal financial advice. Apollo Capital are not privy to your personal financial circumstance therefore this article is general in its nature. The simulated portfolio weightings included in this article are for illustration purposes and should not be used as a guide for structuring your portfolio. Please do your own […]

Allocating to Today's Crypto Markets

by Tim Johnston March 9, 2021

We are receiving record inflows at Apollo Capital. A common question from new investors is the sustainability of recent returns. As bullish as we are on crypto, we think it is fair to suggest these returns cannot go on unabated forever. Periods of performance like this are not uncommon in crypto markets. But for new […]

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 […]