With Coinbase breaking records in the largest direct listing ever, more investors are looking for exposure to crypto through stocks and exchange-traded products. However, many people do not realize that there are several other publicly traded companies that offer direct and indirect exposure to this exciting and emerging asset class.
These include bitcoin miners, brokerage firms, wallets and derivatives providers, as well as exchange-traded products that track the value of an underlying crypto asset such as bitcoin, ether, litecoin and many DeFi assets.
With Coinbase now public, many of these firms and products are likely to receive increased interest from investors and analysts alike who are looking for ways to generate additional returns for their portfolio.
Join Forbes crypto expert Steven Ehrlich and an all-star panel of executives from Grayscale Investments, Marathon Patent Group and Voyager Digital Ltd. on Thursday, April 29th at 2PM EST where they'll discuss:
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- How their stocks and ETPs have performed during the ongoing bull market
- How these securities correlate with underlying crypto assets
- Ways that they try to minimize risk associated with the high volatility of crypto markets
- Proper ways to value and analyze these products and companies from an investment perspective
- Expectations for 2021 and beyond for crypto and their companies
Register today to find out how you can profit from bitcoin and other crypto assets without owning them!
Steven is the director of research for digital assets at Forbes and editor of Forbes CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor. He was recently the Social Media/Copy Lead at Kraken, a cryptocurrency exchange based in the United States. Before joining Kraken he served as Chief Operating Officer at the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, a non-profit trade association dedicated to the comprehensive adoption of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies across global markets. Before joining the WSBA, he was the Lead Associate within the Emerging Technologies practice at Spitzberg Partners, a boutique corporate advisory firm that advises leading firms across industries on blockchain technology.
Mr. Ehrlich is currently Chief Executive Officer of Voyager Digital Ltd. Mr. Ehrlich’s last position was as CEO of Tradier, Inc., a financial technology firm. Prior to Tradier, Inc, Mr. Ehrlich was a founder and the CEO of Lightspeed Financial, LLC – a US based retail broker-dealer. Mr. Ehrlich was responsible for eight major acquisitions for Lightspeed over a seven-year period. Previously, Mr. Ehrlich was CEO of E*TRADE Professional Trading LLC, the professional trading arm of E*TRADE FINANCIAL which was purchased by Lightspeed in July 2006. Prior to his executive position, Mr. Ehrlich was a Vice President at E*TRADE responsible for brokerage strategy. Mr. Ehrlich was also responsible for the planning and execution of three major business acquisitions for E*TRADE FINANCIAL including E*TRADE Canada, the Dempsey/GVRC market-making business, and the Tradescape professional trading business. Mr. Ehrlich graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a BS in Accounting.
As Director of Investor Relations and Business Development at Grayscale Investments, Rayhaneh Sharif-Askary leads Grayscale’s efforts to generate new inflows into the Grayscale Investments suite of digital currency investment trusts. She manages Grayscale’s growing investor base of family offices, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors, and high net-worth individuals. Since joining Grayscale in 2018, Ray has helped raise billions in new capital into Grayscale’s products and been on the cutting edge of bringing the digital currency asset class to some of the world’s most sophisticated and significant investors.
Merrick D. Okamoto:
Mr. Merrick D. Okamoto has served as Executive Chairman, CEO, and as a director of Marathon Digital Holdings Inc. since August 2017. Mr. Okamoto also serves as the President at Viking Asset Management, LLC (“Viking”) which he co-founded in 2002. He is responsible for research, due diligence and structuring potential investment opportunities for the Longview Family of Funds. Mr. Okamoto has been instrumental in providing capital to over 200 private and public companies and he is responsible for Viking’s trading operations. He served as the Chairman of Optex Systems Holdings, Inc., from January 2013 to November 2014, and as its director from March 2009 to November 2014. He currently serves as an Executive Director at Embark Corporation.
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