Galaxy Digital (TSX: GLXY), the publicly listed cryptocurrency conglomerate helmed by Mike Novogratz, saw its third-quarter income grow to $517 million, according to a Monday earnings release. That’s an increase of 1,146% from the $41.5 million the firm made in 2020′s third quarter.
In addition, Galaxy said income for the fourth quarter of this year currently stands at $400 million for the period Sept. 30 to Nov. 12.
It brings the firm’s earnings so far this year to $1.2 billion.
Galaxy’s results reflect a booming crypto industry with areas like decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) adding to the firm’s revenues.
Galaxy has deployed $62 million of strategic capital into 22 different NFT-related companies through direct investments and through Galaxy Interactive Fund strategies, according to a press release. The firm also directly purchased two NFTs from prominent collections.
That said, the firm’s trading business represents the lion’s share of money-generating operations. Trading accounted for $360.7 million of the $517 million in third-quarter revenues.
“Year-to-date through November 12th, we have provided shareholders with approximately $1.6 billion in net comprehensive income, on the back of our strong operational and investing portfolio growth,” Novogratz said in a statement. “We look forward to our U.S. listing and the close of our BitGo acquisition, which we now expect will occur in the first quarter 2022.”
Galaxy Digital reported assets under management (AUM) of $3.2 billion, as of Oct. 31, 2021.