About Us

We are firm of experienced professionals, with extensive combined experience in the financial industry, technology and venture investing, and academia.

Our Institutional Investment Strategy: Dynamic Exposure and Convexity.

With a strong risk management framework, by using a multi-strategy approach of fundamental research and quantitative management, we mitigate the impact of market drawdowns.

Our Institutional counterparties are Coinbase, J.P. Morgan, Silvergate, Charles Schwab, TradeStation, Interactive Brokers, BDO, Atlas Fund Services.

Our Investors include: Institutional Investors, Family Offices, Investment Advisors, and Individuals.

 


 

Ocho de Plata

The firm’s name, Silver 8, translates from “Ocho de Plata”, a silver coin minted in the Spanish Empire, beginning in 1497. Also known as the Spanish dollar, the eight-real coin was approximately 38mm in diameter.

During the XVIII century, it reached broad use across Europe, America and South-East Asia, as China only accepted silver as a means of payment. The coin became the international trade settlement standard and the first worldwide reserve currency.

The Spanish Dollar was the first legal tender in the United States until the Coinage Act of 1792 replaced it with the US Dollar. The Spanish Dollar remained more popular in the US for many years and was legal tender until 1857. In fact, equity shares were still quoted in eighths of a dollar until 2001; this was a legacy from the coin’s divisibility by 8, since each Spanish Dollar was worth 8 reales.