Even so, there are a lot of problems facing these hedge funds. Their ROIs for 2018 are still in the deep red after the stellar year of 2017. Even so, the month of April was a lot more positive in this regard, and potentially May as well. Unfortunately, the negative momentum present in the first half of 2018 has forced nine crypto funds to shut down so far. Despite those losses, 20 new funds have popped up, which will be an interesting statistic to monitor as the year progresses.