Around 42% of venture capital and hedge funds investing in crypto are betting on the success of Polkadot’s smart contracts platform, according to Messari’s fund analysis.

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Fast facts

  • Polkadot was the most commonly held altcoin in Q4 last year, as 24 out of 57 tracked funds invested in it. 
  • After Polkadot, Oasis Network (ROSE) and Near Protocol (NEAR) were the most commonly held assets among VCs and hedge funds. 
  • Polkadot is currently the 11th largest cryptocurrency with a market cap of US$18.7 billion and is trading at US$17.12 at press time — less than half its all-time-high price of US$54.98 reached in November last year.
  • The analysis did not include Bitcoin or Ethereum, as Messari assumes most funds hold the two leading cryptocurrencies. 

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