YFSOL Special Opportunity:
DIVERSIFIED BLOCKCHAIN

Blockchain is more than Bitcoin. Blockchain is powerful technology used by leading tech companies

Our headquarters are in Cork, Ireland. In early 2020, a global technology company called Horizon8 formally opened its offices here. Horizon8 is half owned by State Street (one of the world’s top three asset management companies). Horizon8 is also one of world’s leading blockchain solutions providers. One of its competitors in the blockchain space is IBM.

Let these two things settle in your mind:

  1. State Street (top three global asset manager)
  2. IBM (top ten global IT company)

Doesn’t that tell you that blockchain is a serious business? And that there is more to blockchain than the constant kerfuffle about Bitcoin? We think so.

After careful research, we’ve found what we believe to be the most sensible way of investing in blockchain: a very diversified fund.

6 Elements of a Sensible Blockchain Investment Strategy:

1. INDEX TRACKING

Invest in a basket of multiple cryptocurrencies so that you reduce your exposure to volatility. This is the crypto equivalent of investing in a fund made up of the FTSE 100 companies.

2. INVEST IN COMPANIES THAT MINE CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Mining is the creation of cryptocurrency units. Put very simply, to create new bitcoins, a miner has to solve a complex puzzle before someone else does. Their reward is new bitcoin. Miners are part of the infrastructure that supports many cryptocurrencies.

3. INVEST IN COMPANIES THAT USE BLOCKCHAIN TO SOLVE PROBLEMS

A blockchain is a decentralised ledger. In other words, the ledger is hosted and maintained in multiple places at once. Technology companies use blockchain to solve real-world problems, including fraud prevention and transparent business lending schemes. Again: IBM Blockchain is a good example.

4. INVEST IN INITIAL COIN OFFERINGS (ICOs) AND SECURITY TOKEN OFFERINGS (STOs)

You can buy in early when a cryptocurrency is launched. Health warning: ICOs and STOs are where huge profits can be made. With huge potential profits come huge potential risks. That goes for any investment in a start-up, which is what an ICO or STO essentially is.

5. TRADE CRYPTOCURRENCIES

You can buy and sell cryptocurrencies. But you really have to know what you’re doing. It is very easy to lose a lot of money very quickly. Cryptocurrency values are notoriously volatile.

4. LENDING

Just like you can make money from lending regular currencies, you can do the same with cryptocurrencies.

The final piece of the puzzle: A CREDIBLE FUND

A fund that runs a multifaceted investment strategy isn’t enough. You need to be sure that your money is going to a credible fund.

We think a credible fund would have these characteristics:

  • offer the most diverse and holistic route into the blockchain technology and cryptocurrency market.
  • have a team of experts with a great deal of experience in the fund and asset management industry. (Preferably with big names like Credit Suisse, Citibank, Societe General, UBS, Julius Baer).
  • apply proven risk management techniques and customise these to the crypto asset class.
  • be managed by a fund manager who is registered with a credible regulator (CSSF in Luxembourg, for instance) and has anindependent administrator, bank and auditor.
  • have a good track record.

There are more, but these are some of the things we’d look for…

That’s why we’ve partnered with Block Asset Management (BAM) to bring you YFSOL Special Opportunity : Diversified Blockchain.

You’ve probably figured out what this investment opportunity does. It’s an investment strategy that sets your money to work doing items 1-6 on the list above. It’s available as a USD and a EUR investment.

This is a unique fund, unlike any other in the world—a truly innovative strategy.

If you want to invest like a pro, regardless of what you are investing in, the key is to diversify. The more individual stakes you have in different kinds of investment, the greater your chances of success and growth. Diversification is also the best way to reduce risk in your portfolio. On the right is how BAM’s Multi-strategy Fund is structured.

Our take

Investing in blockchain and cryptocurrencies isn’t right for everyone. But we believe the sector is reaching maturity and there is something promising brewing in the near future that could lead to healthy profits on investments made now. Also, blockchain technology is being widely adopted by leading technology companies to solve challenges for their business clients.

We believe that adopting a diversified approach is the best way to benefit from the investment opportunities presented by blockchain technology.

The Risks:
While spreading your investment across a range of blockchain asset types is, we believe, a sensible approach, you will still be investing part of your money into cryptocurrenies. The cryptocurrency market is notorious for its startling fluctuations. It reached significant highs in 2017, only for the value of the leading coins to collapse in 2018. Then in 2021, the market reached highs (and maintained them) that dwarfed the enormous gains in 2017. We don’t know what the future holds, but the ride is likely to be “interesting”. As with all investments, the value of your investment can go down as well as up. 

YFSOL Special Opportunity: Diversified Blockchain

Your money will be invested in the Blockchain Multi-Strategies Fund, run by Block Asset Management, a blockchain technology investment company based in Luxembourg.

The minimum investment is USD or EUR 10,000 for existing Polaris clients and USD or EUR 25,000 for new ones. New clients can spread their initial USD or EUR 25,000 over any investment opportunity we have available at the time, as long as USD or EUR 10,000 goes into Diversified Blockchain. There is no upper limit.

To participate, you will need to set up a YFSOL Polaris account if you don’t already have one. Don’t worry. It’s simple and you only need to do it once. We’ll help you. 

YSO Diversified Blockchain in a nutshell

Structure:

You will be investing in the Blockchain Multi-Strategies Fund, run by Block Asset Management through YFSOL’s Polaris platform. The portfolio is actively managed and spread across the following areas:

    • Index tracking
    • ICOs
    • Mining
    • Lending
    • Trading
    • Blockchain-related Listed Companies

Valuations:

Monthy

Redemptions:


Monthly

Base Currency:


USD or EUR

Minimum Investment:


USD/EUR 10,000
 for existing Polaris clients; USD/EUR 25,000 for new Polaris investors. New clients can spread their initial USD/EUR 25,000 over any investment opportunity we have available at the time, as long as USD/EUR 10,000 goes into Diversified Blockchain. There is no upper limit.

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