“Aping Into A Bull Market” —Highlights: VegaX Digital Asset Education Series
Top 3 Quotes from Matthew Graham
“What we are starting to see is that for traditional finance people, especially hedge funds and traders, once they have a taste of DeFi it immediately makes sense to them.”
“Stop using so much leverage. You gotta stay in the game. Don’t sell too early.”
“You can go to GitHub and read Mastering Bitcoin and Mastering Ethereum. These brilliant books are on GitHub for free.”
This edition of the VegaX Holdings Digital Asset Education Series in Partnership with Chinaccelerator features Matthew Graham, Founder and CEO of Sino Global Capital — Providing strategic investment to best-in-class companies that are moving the blockchain and digital assets ecosystems forward and then helping them to thrive in the China market.
For a summary of the webinar discussion and the top 3 quotes from Matthew Graham in bold, keep reading!
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About Matthew Graham, Founder and CEO of Sino Global Capital — a leading VC firm based in mainland China.
Matthew’s team at Sino Global Capital combined has decades of experience in mainland China and has core expertise in blockchain technology and investment banking. Matthew personally has seven years of mainland China investment banking experience with a focus on representing international technology companies in China for strategic partnership and investment. Matthew has been involved in blockchain since 2013. As Managing Partner of Sino Global’s Liquid Value blockchain fund, he invests in blockchain technology with strategic relevance for China.
When describing his interests in response to his team’s recent decision to adopt apes, Matthew stated,
“We adopted some apes, one ape for each member of the team. I thought it would be something fun to do because it’s one of the memes of the day and personally I have a very deep love for animals and animal conservation. So we adopted through a conservation group and we support the expenses for their food and their caretakers and things like that. Each member of the team actually picked out a specific ape that they wanted.”
You guys have become one of the premier leaders in DeFi right now. What do you see in the market and what’s making you excited in the market right now?
“We are enormously excited about the Solana ecosystem that’s taking off in a big way and we’re excited about the continued adoption. What we are starting to see is that for traditional finance people, especially hedge funds and traders, once they have a taste of DeFi it immediately makes sense to them. So we are really seeing traditional finance come onboard step by step.”
How are you viewing inter-blockchain operability? It’s something that we are very excited about; we think that’s going to be a big ecosystem play where different situations can be brought in seamlessly. Are you guys looking at that as well?
“We sure are. I am cautiously bullish and optimistic on this. Engineering can be extreme so we are very cautious when we approach that specific topic. The big picture is that for sure this will be something that’s a big deal and enormously important. Where we are cautious is project by project evaluation because as a result of the engineering requirements, many of these projects trying to address the issue will ultimately just completely fail I think.”
What should retail investors be looking out for in the market. What is your advice?
“My advice is to stop using so much leverage. You gotta stay in the game. Don’t sell too early. Put together a portfolio and don’t think about it for a year. Of course this is not investment advice and you should do your own research, but don’t use so much leverage. Most people should use less leverage and they should trade less than they are.”
Is there a point when people wake up or is it just a pump game sometimes?
“I do think the market is much healthier in 2021 than it was in 2017 in many respects, including as far as projects that actually have a lot of underlying value and use cases significantly outperforming pumps and all kinds of other garbage projects.
Personally, we publicly mention the projects that we invest in long-term, but with short-term stuff, the concern about naming projects that you are aping into is that there is a high chance people will follow you and there is then a high chance that they could get hurt if you get out and they are still in since they bought in later. There’s nothing wrong with being a trader, so we also do short-term stuff, but there are a lot of moving parts. You try to make the best decisions on a day-to-day basis.”
What are your recommendations for the novice crypto investor? What’s the topic they should get smart on right now?
“I think that you have to play with products, even as a novice. The way to learn is to get in there and start playing with things. You can go to GitHub and read Mastering Bitcoin and Mastering Ethereum. These brilliant books are on GitHub for free. There are a lot of ways to learn quite quickly without necessarily having a large expense. A lot of it is you’ve gotta play with products and do a lot of reading.”
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Sino Global Capital: https://www.sinoglobalcapital.com/
Sino Global Capital stands at the intersection of finance and technology — East and West. The company leverages its network to help its potfolio companies enter one of the most idiosyncratic, but important, markets in blockchain — China. Sino Global’s portfolio companies view it as their “China team”, helping them to build their presence and brand in China.
Sino Global Capital’s focus is on strategically investing in projects that want to have a large presence in China. Sino Global’s portfolio companies include some of the most well respected and innovative projects in the industry, including FTX, Solana, Serum, Oxygen, Zignaly, and Mintbase.
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