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Ryan Zurrer, a top player at crypto fund Polychain, was fired by the firm amid weak 2018 performance

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  • Ryan Zurrer was let go by Polychain, the cryptocurrency hedge fund
  • Zurrer was a key player at Polychain, which at one point managed $1B
  • His departure raises questions about the health of the hedge fund

Ryan Zurrer, a founding principal at $1 billion crypto-investment fund Polychain Capital was fired by the firm in recent months, The Block has learned. Moving forward, Zurrer has chosen to advise firms, including Polkadot, a Polychain-backed blockchain project. His advisorship is bolstered by an existing role as a Web3 Foundation Council member.