NYDIG Sold $140M in A Previously Unknown Bitcoin Fund Last Week, Just Days Ahead of The BTC Halving
New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG) revealed this week that it sold just shy of $140 million in a bitcoin fund, that was previously unknown.
Formerly named NYDIG Bitcoin Yield Enhancement Fund LP, this pooled investment fund started selling on May 5 with a number of investors contributing to the capital raise.
Back in November 2018, NYDIG’s subsidiary, NYDIG Execution received BitLicense allowing it to legally operate a crypto-related business — be a crypto custodian for five cryptos viz. Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Litecoin (LTC), and to conduct money transmissions.
Interestingly, BitLicense was created by Ben Lawsky who had ties with Stone Ridge Asset Management, an advisor to NYDIG’s Bitcoin Strategy Fund. Lawsky also sits on the Board of Directors of Ripple, San Francisco-based fintech company.
In December, Bitcoin Strategy Fund received a green light from the SEC to offer the shares of its new bitcoin fund to institutional investors. This was a portfolio fund in the Stone Ridge Trust VI for cash-settled futures contracts.
Lawsky, the “Sheriff of Wall Street,” as he has been referred too after he issued close to $6 billion in fines to institutions while he was New York State's Superintendent of Financial Services from May 2011 to June 2015.