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How exactly did FTX’s collapse impact CoinShares’ revenue

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  • CoinShares has released its fourth quarter report for 2022, revealing a combined revenue, profit and other income of £14.5 million.
  • CoinShares has lost over $21 million because of the demise of the Terra ecosystem token in the second quarter of 2022.

CoinShares has released its fourth quarter report for 2022, revealing a combined revenue, profit and other income of £14.5 million. This was a massive 65% drop from its revenue of £41.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2021.

CoinShares has lost over $21 million as a result of the demise of the Terra crash in the second quarter of 2022. It suffered another setback after returning to profitability in the following quarter when FTX collapsed. The company stated that its performance was significantly impacted by nearly $30 million of assets remaining in a cryptocurrency exchange that blocked customer withdrawals in November before declaring bankruptcy.

In 2022, CoinShares’ revenue, profit, and other income totaled £72.6 million, a fall of more than half from its previous financial year when it stood at £151.8 million. Its total comprehensive income for 2022 fell by over 97% to £3 million due to market volatility, down from £113.4 million the previous year, according to its quarterly earnings report.

How the FTX fall impacted CoinShares

CoinShares CEO Jean-Marie Mogenetti further stated that the collapse and fraud that afflicted the industry in 2022 has heightened investor scepticism, with investors now looking to trusted and regulated institutional players. CoinShares provides a conventional risk policy for traditional financial players and a commitment to providing a solution to these problems.

Because of the poor market conditions, CoinShares announced the closure of its consumer platform in the fourth quarter. Its revenue during the same time period was minimal, and the company shifted its focus to the core business units of asset management and capital markets.

Mogenetti also said that the collapse of FTX significantly altered the landscape, affecting the level of investment required to support HAL, an algorithmic trading platform launched in September.

Despite the setback, Mogenetti stated that CoinShares is “financially strong” and that the company finished the year by successfully graduating to the main market on Nasdaq Stockholm, where it is currently trading at 33.20 Swedish krona.

With the implementation of regulations in Europe, the United States, and the United Kingdom, CoinShares anticipates the arrival of institutional players in the second half of 2024.

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Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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