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SBI Group launches crypto-asset fund for Japanese investors

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SBI Group, Tokyo’s largest financial services company, has developed a ‘crypto-asset fund’ that would allow ordinary Japanese investors to buy cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), XRP, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Chainlink (LINK), and Polkadot among the seven cryptocurrencies represented in the fund (DOT).

The SBI Alternative Fund will trade and manage the crypto-asset fund, which launched on December 2nd with a specified capital of 5 million yen, or around $45,000 at the time of writing. The corporation, on the other hand, may choose to release the monies in one-million-yen chunks.

Prior to making a purchase, investors will have to go through an application process. That involves an anonymous collaboration agreement with SBI Alternative Fund, according to the official announcement. The company’s explanation for this action is as follows:

“The purchase may take place only by clients who meet certain conditions specified by our company. Because it is not acceptable for all customers.”

Furthermore, SBI VC Trade, a sister organisation that deals with cryptocurrency trading, will manage the crypto investments made by such anonymous associations. SBI further stated that none of the seven cryptocurrencies included in the crypto-asset fund will have a weighted average of more than 20%.

“Reducing investment risk through time diversification”

SBI has indicated that the fund “cannot be cancelled within one year”, from February 1, 2022, to January 31, 2023. In order to ensure the service’s long-term viability. Unrealized capital gains taxes will be imposed on investors. As well as other shared expenses like establishment and liquidation costs and audit fees.

SBI has set an age limit for this fund of 20 to 70 years old. And every purchase will be subject to a three-month lock-in period. With the goal of “reducing investment risk through time diversification”. The company will do the rebalancing of the investment ratio allocation once a month.

SBI Holdings invests in Singaporean crypto exchange Coinhako

SBI continues to expand its presence in other countries, in addition to helping Japan’s crypto acceptance. The company has made an investment in Coinhako, a Singaporean cryptocurrency exchange.

Coinhako obtained SBI finance shortly after receiving regulatory permission from the Singapore Monetary Authority (MAS). As reported, the investment made through the SBI-Sygnum-Azimut Digital Asset Opportunity Fund. A joint venture between SBI and Sygnum Bank in Switzerland.

Using SBI’s financial injection and its pre-existing worldwide network, Coinhako hopes to “extend our operations to other countries in Southeast Asia”.

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