Crypto for Everyone: Growing Wealth in an Era of Low-Yields

A decade ago crypto was unknown and even lesser understood. Fast forward today, and the tables have turned. Over the last 10 years, gold’s return on investment (ROI) in USD is seeing -0.25% and the S&P 500 is showing +277% today. Both these benchmarks pale in comparison to Bitcoin — 437,171% since 2011.

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Bitcoin’s unprecedented performance has driven exponential adoption of cryptocurrencies as a new asset class that merits an allocation in any forward-looking investor’s portfolio. As the next 1 billion crypto curious onboard with a long term investing horizon, the need to manage and earn passive income from one’s digital assets, similar to dividends from equity, coupons from bonds and rental from real estate, will become self-evident. 

There are many yield-generating financial instruments and strategies used in traditional finance, such as options, derivative and arbitrage, that can be adapted for ease-of use and deployed by a trusted and professional crypto financial services platform. In the first three quarters of 2021, Matrixport, Asia’s fastest growing digital assets financial services platform paid out over USD 74 million in interest to its customers. The passive income  generated allows investors to get more from its crypto. 

Simplicity in Sophistication

With USD10 billion AUM and custody, Matrixport recognized early on that investors are looking for ways to grow their wealth in crypto, without the attached complexity.


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There are severals ways yield can be generated and these have proven popular with Matrixport’s customers:

  • Lowering Barriers to DeFi: The knowledge threshold required to successfully invest in the USD82 billion DeFi market is high. Matrixport’s DeFi Smart Pool enables investors to invest in a basket of liquidity mining projects from the likes of Uniswap, Cure, and Compound, without having to navigate the projects directly. The recently launched ETH2.0 Staking Earn takes a similar approach, delivering up to over 10 percent in annualised yield. 
  • Riding on Volatility: Risks arising from crypto’s innate volatility can be turned into opportunities for optimising returns. For instance, our options-based BTC-USDC Dual Currency Product offers floating returns by switching between BTC and USDC. This structured product has proven very popular with Matrixport’s customers, representing 50% of the global dual currency trading volumes.
  • Generating Passive Income: Investors are on the search for new ways to earn yield while hodling. Matrixport offers fixed income products with various tenors, across a range of assets from stablecoins to alt coins. The funds