Crypto is a Complex Topic.
We encourage anyone with an open mind to keep reading, watching and listening about crypto assets. The more you learn, the more you will become intrigued by this fascinating technology.
Please find below an array of resources suitable for everyone, from the beginner to fellow crypto experts.
Crypto Assets Explained: Understanding the Basics of a New Asset Class
11 page e-book
Produced by Apollo Capital, this short e-book provides a gentle introduction to crypto assets. We explain what they are, the forces driving innovation, why there is such a big fuss about them and why they have a bad reputation. Given the disruptive potential of crypto assets, everyone should at least know the basics. This e-book is a great place to start.Read more info
prePO is one of our early-stage investments, and as of 21/03/2023 prePO is fully live on Arbitrum. This unique DeFi protocol empowers any trader to take long or short positions on pre-public assets, such as pre-IPO stocks and pre-token crypto projects. This research report delves into the platform’s ingenuity, functionality, and diverse use cases.Read more info
Crypto Assets: What makes them valuable?
A difficulty with a new asset class is understanding why they exist, how they operate and why they are valuable.
In this latest research report by Apollo Crypto, we go back to basics to answer this last vital question: how and why do crypto assets become valuable?
To answer this question, we look at the four fundamental asset classes: equity, debt, commodities and currencies. We interrogate these asset classes – how and why are each of these established asset classes valuable? Despite crypto assets being complex, made all the more difficult by their intangible nature, we learn that crypto assets aren’t as unfamiliar as perhaps first thought.
Swell Network is an innovative new Ethereum liquidity staking protocol, making staking easier for ETH holders. Whether it be liquid stakers of ETH or users wanting to run their own staking nodes, the Swell Network platform enables these users to maximise their Ethereum staking yield and contributes to a healthier and more decentralised Ethereum staking ecosystem.
This report provides readers with an overview of Ethereum 2.0, ways users can stake ETH, and an in-depth analysis of Swell Network, a decentralised, liquid staking protocol that Apollo Crypto is advising and has invested in.Read more info
Solv Protocol and NFT Financialisation
Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have experienced unprecedented growth, traction, and value creation over the past two years, with ‘blue chip’ collections such as Bored Ape Yacht Club and Crypto Punks becoming well known and desired by the crypto native community. In their simplest form, NFTs provide verifiable authenticity, ownership, and scarcity over a distinct, digitally-native good or asset. For the most part, these properties are facilitated by the popular ERC-721 standard, an open standard that describes how to build NFTs on EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine) compatible blockchains.
The Solv Protocol and NFT Financialisation Report covers the new wave of NFT financialisation broken down into two distinct categories:
- The use of NFT token standards in Decentralised Finance (DeFi); and
- Using NFTs in DeFi to enhance liquidity, utility, and yield.
Yield in Crypto
The Apollo Crypto Market Neutral Funds seek to generate a meaningful absolute return for investors while reducing the volatility of investing in crypto assets. We are excited to share a sample of the various strategies utilised by the funds outlined in the report.Read more info
Pendle Finance Report
Apollo Crypto has always sought to provide transparent, clear information about the wonderful world of crypto assets.
In this 24 page report, we analyse Pendle Finance and the respective sectors of DeFi the project sits under; Yield Tokenisation and Fixed Rates.Read more info
Crypto & ESG Report
Over the course of 2021, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) in crypto has been a strong topic of conversation, particularly in the wake of bitcoin’s strong price movement and increase in global adoption. At Apollo Crypto we pay strong attention to ESG within crypto and would like to address concerns over the possible negative externalities associated with ESG and crypto assets.Read more info
In this 15 page report, we analyse the necessity for interoperability in the crypto asset market, the mechanics behind Chainflip, and the competitive landscape of interoperable protocols.
We want to thank Simon Harman from the Chainflip team for the help and feedback received throughout this report.Read more info