Crypto Investor Protocol Ventures to Shutter and Return Cash: Report

Investors in the San Francisco-based fund of funds have reportedly lost as much as 90% over the past year.

AccessTimeIconNov 3, 2022 at 2:32 p.m. UTC
Updated May 9, 2023 at 4:01 a.m. UTC
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Feeling the squeeze of the crypto winter, Protocol Ventures is said to be closing down and returning investor cash in the first quarter of 2023, Bloomberg reported.

A so-called fund of funds, Protocol – which invested in Pantera, Multicoin Capital and BlockTower Capital among others – has lost as much as 90% over the past year, according to the report.

Bitcoin has been stuck in the $20,000 area for months versus the year-ago level just above $69,000. Altcoins, meanwhile, are generally faring even worse, with many tokens losing more than 80% of their value over the same period.

Protocol Ventures did not immediately respond to CoinDesk's request for comment.


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