Pantera CEO Dan Morehead highlighted the potential progress and worth of decentralized finance (DeFi), Web3 performance, nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and metaverse purposes in his opening keynote speech at Token2049 in Singapore.
Hundreds of attendees converged on Wednesday on the Marina Bay Sands Conference Heart for the beginning of the two-day convention, which options outstanding audio system from the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem.
Pantera, a blockchain-focused funding fund with $4.5 billion of belongings below administration, stated it continues to see worth in rising crypto use circumstances.
Morehead drew parallels to the early 2000s when rising expertise corporations like Amazon, Apple and Google started to draw main investments after years of dominance by Microsoft within the inventory markets.
Morehead highlighted that whereas Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) dominated buyers’ cryptocurrency portfolios over the previous decade, he argued that new tasks and use circumstances may promise even larger returns on funding:
“We’re nearly on the level the place half of all the market are issues that aren’t the 2 foremost blockchains and I’m nonetheless wildly bullish on Bitcoin and Ethereum. However I simply suppose these tasks are going to carry out even higher and needs to be in somebody’s portfolio.”
DeFi, Web3, NFTs and metaverse tasks maintain probably the most promise, in response to Morehead. The Pantera CEO additionally mused over the state of DeFi, which endured a troublesome few months following the Terra collapse and the contagion of now-defunct lending companies.
Morehead prompt that DeFi’s present command of a $20 billion market cap, compared to the standard finance system’s $3 trillion means there may be loads of room for progress within the sector.
The CEO was additionally bullish about Web3, given its concentrate on giving customers management of their information, in addition to platforms owned or ruled by communities quite than centralized entities:
“The present web is all about extracting worth out of you. There are additionally some sketchy governance points in massive tech. I’m excited for a world the place individuals create and add worth and all these networks truly personal their information.”
Morehead went so far as describing Web3 as probably the most inevitable commerce he’s seen, highlighting the potential for decentralized variations of present tasks at hand worth again to creators and customers.
The Pantera CEO concluded his presentation by underlying his perception that the present cryptocurrency market cycle is totally different from earlier years given robust fundamentals, pointing to some 200 million people who use blockchain-based platforms and cryptocurrencies, which may enhance to 1 billion within the subsequent three years.