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Marc D. Seidel
January 9, 2022

The Future Is Sooner Than You Think

Dear Clients and Partners,

We hope you had “n guete rutsch is neue jahr” (i.e. happy new year)!

For those who had problems with the direct download of our special report on “The Emerging World of Digital Assets” you can download it here or request a hard copy be mailed.

2021 was a special year for cryptos and the blockchain/decentralized ecosystem as much has happened! We had the first country adopt BTC as legal tender, more and more companies, and the first pension funds started buying BTC. Also, the first BTC ETF (albeit futures based) was launched in the US, Switzerland brought out a new clarifying legislation on Distributed Ledger Technology and Blockchain, and much more.

The overall crypto market started 2021 at around USD 856B ending the year at around USD 2’202B with over 16’400 different cryptos! This year also experienced various market corrections including 50% plunges, which of course varied depending on the coin/token. The still dominant player in the market BTC had an approximate 50% gain in 2021, which has helped BTC continue to gain popularity as an inflation hedge. BTC is now 13 years old, which is about a quarter of the age of the current USD fiat system with 50 years.

Our co-founder Marc P. Bernegger was recently cited in FinanceMagnates for his observation that a huge number of first-time Bitcoin investors are joining the space, with 2022 bringing more institutional investors, all strengthening the case for BTC reaching USD 100K.

Here you can find a discussion with Marc P. Bernegger, Frank R. Suess and Dirk Steinhoff on investment themes for the new era; the password is located under the “watch recording” button.

Have a great day and feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Marc and your AltAlpha Digital Team

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