CopperCasts — Episode 007

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Copper Team

For the seventh episode of CopperCasts we are joined by Michael Hall, the co-founder and CIO of Nickel Digital, one of the original gangsters of crypto hedge funds.

CopperCasts are split into two parts. The first is a short (2min) video in which our guest shares with us something they find unusual or inspiring about the digital asset space. The second half is a traditional audio-only podcast, which you can stream at the bottom of this page, or search for it in all the usual places.

In his Show & Tell segment, Michael gives us a sneak peak of their recently launched Digital Factors Fund, a multi-strategy approach for startup funds that leverages the infrastructure and relationships that Nickel has already built up and which smaller funds wouldn’t be able to afford on their own.

In our longer conversation, we delve a little deeper into some of the challenges startup funds face in this space.  We explore the similarities between institutional crypto now and the world of hedge funds in the 1990s. We talk regulations, CBDCs, Libra, automation, corporate treasury reserve assets, DeFi, and how you respond to a pandemic. We left no crypto stone unturned!

Michael and the team at Nickel Digital are easily some of the most experienced and successful digital asset managers around. It’s a great episode and we look forward to getting an update on the Digital Factors Fund in Q1 2021.

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Previous episodes:

Ep 001 – Charlie Morris

Ep 002 – Geoff White

Ep 003 – Jeff Hancock

Ep 004 – Piers Ridyard

Ep 005 – David Shrier

Ep 006 – Iain Wilson

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