First it was digital asset custodians. Now it is aspiring prime brokers who are grabbing the spotlight in the evolution of the cryptoasset market as it tries to become an institutional investor-friendly industry, but with regulations still so murky cryptoasset prime brokers can only be pale reflections of their traditional prime brokerage peers.
Although institutional investors are the backbone of the traditional securities market, they have yet to wholeheartedly embrace the cryptomarket. Institutional adoption is key to the crypto market achieving mainstream success which is where prime brokers, as useful middlemen, come into the picture.
- Chris Kentouris
- FinOps Report