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4-Year Bitcoin Cycles: Is It Still Time to Buy?

Anatoly Crachilov, founding partner and CEO of Nickel Digital Asset Management, joins Moritz Seibert, CEO/CIO of Munich Re Investment Partners and co-founder at, to explore trading crypto markets, custody, and where the crypto space is headed.

Crachilov discusses Nickel Digital Asset Management and its sharded key management solution they use for clients. He explains their use of more efficient perpetual swaps that settle every 8 hours as opposed to traditional futures that settle monthly. Crachilov says that 2020 is the year that Bitcoin went institutional and that, even though we are near all-time highs, his indicators show that there appears to be much more growth to come.

Filmed on January 15, 2021.

Key Learnings: Institutions need the highest level of custody security, requiring no single point of failure, and Nickel Digital Asset Management has created a sharded key management solution for this. Perpetual swaps are a more efficient type of futures contract than traditional futures—as a result, perpetual swaps are becoming widely used in crypto. Even after Bitcoin has reached new all time highs recently, the indicators Crachilov uses based on the Bitcoin halving show that institutions are allocating for long-term growth, and not on short term speculation, which provides investors more opportunity for upside in the near term.