Is the Big Money Heading for Crypto?

Published on
June 23rd, 2019
30 minutes

Is the Big Money Heading for Crypto?

The Interview ·
Featuring Meltem Demirors

Published on: June 23rd, 2019 • Duration: 30 minutes

Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at CoinShares, discusses her role in developing crypto-asset investment vehicles for institutional investors. In this interview with Real Vision’s Justine Underhill, Demirors shares how her diverse background in commodities trading, corporate treasury, and supply chain management informs her approach to investing in bitcoin and altcoins. She also speaks about potential systemic risks in the crypto space, the drivers of the boom-bust cycle in bitcoin, and what it will take for large investment to flow into cryptocurrencies. Finally, Demirors touches on the the hidden purpose behind Facebook’s coin. Filmed on June 17, 2019 in New York.



  • OC
    Otto C.
    25 June 2019 @ 03:20
    Great interview!!! I disagree that Facebook's LIbra would be positive to Cryptos when Facebook has lost its credibility.
  • Nv
    Nick v.
    24 June 2019 @ 12:55
    Great interview. I would disagree with the store of value argument as 30-day volatility ranges between 60-140% = not consistent with store of value. Its a great speculative instrument though
    • WS
      William S.
      25 June 2019 @ 01:01
      The store of value argument largely comes from the HODL (hold on for dear life) mindset. I.e Buy and hold. Other than a small number of people of who bought at the peak at the end of 2017, nearly every long term holder has made money by holding and watching the price rise far more often than it drops.
  • SS
    Shanthi S.
    23 June 2019 @ 21:41
    Wow! Totally switched on! Loved this! Meltem is sharp! This was the best interview of crypto week. Hope she becomes a regular RV guest. Justine did an excellent job here too! Great stuff.
    • AP
      A P.
      24 June 2019 @ 13:23
      Totally agree.
  • KT
    Kaloyan T.
    24 June 2019 @ 06:26
    Meltem is great, glad you had her on RV!
  • SR
    Steve R.
    23 June 2019 @ 21:44
    A good and balanced interview - something we were sadly missing last week. I agree with her view on Facebook's Libra, as do the BIS it seams:
  • MM
    Matt M.
    23 June 2019 @ 18:08
    Great guest, please have her back again.
  • CH
    Crag H.
    23 June 2019 @ 16:59
    Thank you Meltem and Justine, this was great!
  • JB
    Jon B.
    23 June 2019 @ 16:35
    very balanced and very informative!