Crypto Hedge Funds Saw 46% Loss in 2018 Bear Market, PwC Report Says

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The 2018 cryptocurrency bear market cost the median crypto hedge fund almost 50%, a new survey headed by PwC revealed on May 12.According to the findings, around 150 cryptocurrency hedge funds survived last year, which saw bitcoin (BTC) falling from $20,000 to just $3,000.Of those, the median loss came in at 46%, while quantitative funds — which take bets on price drops in bitcoin and altcoins — still managed to achieve overall returns of 8%.The figures underscore a troublesome time for the still-nascent crypto financial instrument economy, which has already undergone a recovery as 2019 sees bitcoin prices return to their highest in over six months.In April, Polychain Capital, one of the largest crypto hedge funds, nonetheless reported its managed assets had dropped 40% in value in the last quarter of 2018 alone.Henri Arslanian, PwC fintech and crypto leader for Asia, said in a press release:“The crypto hedge fund industry…

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