• The Matrixport exec has seen many clients who mine bitcoin move to North America following regulatory clampdowns
  • However, there has been an influx of larger institutions getting involved in the space this year, according to Wu

Cynthia Wu, founding partner at Matrixport, joined Blockworks for an interview at the Digital Asset Summit (DAS) in New York last month after she spoke on the “Institutional Lending and Yield Generation in Digital Assets” panel. 

Wu, who previously served as investment director at Bitmain, shared insights from the conference and talked about topics including:

  • Industry-wide challenges to accelerating mainstream adoption in crypto
  • Regulatory crackdown on bitcoin in China
  • Differences in user demands on Matrixport’s platform since its inception
  • Crypto as an “emerging asset class”

Watch the full interview below and all of the panel videos from DAS here


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  • Morgan Chittum is a New York-based reporter covering markets, NFTs, the metaverse and digital assets. Before Blockworks she was a street reporter at New York Daily News, where she wrote about homicide, extremist groups, state politics and other critical topics in New York. She was a Media and Journalism Fellow at the Poynter Institute, where she dabbled in data and investigative journalism. She is published in American Banker, Yahoo News, Chicago Tribune and more.