Crypto 101 Library
The professional investor's guide to crypto.Sharpen your knowledge and answer top questions from clients and stakeholders.
What is crypto?
A master class on crypto essentials.
After watching this, you'll be able to explain:
- What a blockchain is
- Why bitcoin is revolutionary
- Why there are thousands of crypto assets
- Crypto's role in a portfolio
What to know before investing in crypto.
A collection of practical tips, guides, and research for every step of the investing journey.
If you're investing soon
(next six months)
When Is a Good Time To Invest?
An explanation for why most investors are better suited for long-term allocations.
Why Index in Crypto
Many crypto investors only hold a single coin, like bitcoin. This brief summary lays out why that’s a suboptimal strategy.
Which Is Better: Bitcoin or Ethereum?
Bitwise CIO Matt Hougan weighs the pros and cons of the two largest crypto assets.
If you're investing further out
(6 to 12 months)
The Role of Crypto in a Diversified Portfolio
After advisors decide to allocate to crypto, the next question is how to do it.
The Survey That Will Have You Rethinking Your Views on Crypto
Our fifth annual survey shows the latest thinking from advisors on crypto allocations, bitcoin prices, crypto equities, and more.
How Do You Value Crypto Assets?
Crypto doesn’t work exactly like stocks. Here’s a thoughtful way to evaluate the value drivers of crypto assets.
Your Questions, Answered
A team of experts at your fingertips.
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One Thing to Know About Crypto: A Question to Ask
Not sure if you should invest in crypto? Use this simple question to help find your answer.
One Thing to Know About Crypto: Why Crypto Assets Have Value
To understand why crypto assets have value, consider the case of Ethereum.
One Thing to Know About Crypto: Crypto’s Role in a Portfolio
Get to know our simple framework for determining the role crypto should play in a balanced portfolio.
One Thing to Know About Crypto: Blockchains and Title Insurance
Thanks to blockchain technology, paying thousands for title insurance could become obsolete.
One Thing to Know About Crypto: DeFi vs. Wall Street
When finance gets decentralized, it gets some people excited ... and some people nervous.
One Thing to Know About Crypto: Crypto Miners Explained
What are crypto miners? Here's one way to compare them to traditional banks.
One Thing to Know About Crypto: Tax-Loss Harvesting and Crypto
For investors down on their crypto investments, tax-loss harvesting can be a silver-lining strategy.
One Thing to Know About Crypto: Why Index?
No one can predict which crypto assets will win or lose. That's where indexing comes in.
One Thing to Know About Crypto: Why Index (Part Two)
Because you never want to be right on the big picture but wrong on the specifics.
One Thing to Know About Crypto: Layer 1 and Layer 2
Learn how Layer 1 and Layer 2 networks function like highways.
One Thing to Know About Crypto: Money That Gets Upgraded
Unlike the dollar, cryptocurrency is money that's designed to get better over time.
One Thing to Know About Crypto: Uniswap
Uniswap is a decentralized protocol revolutionizing the world of finance.
One Thing to Know About Crypto: How to Think About Crypto
Get the most uncomplicated take on how to understand crypto.
One Thing to Know About Crypto: The Upside of Regulation
Many people talk about regulatory risk in crypto. But that’s only one side of the coin.
One Thing to Know About Crypto: The Future of NFTs
NFTs have brought a lot of attention to digital art. Meanwhile, their uses are growing.
One Thing to Know About Crypto: Why There Are Many Different Crypto Assets
Why are there more than 10,000 different crypto assets? For the same reason there are millions of apps in the app store.
One Thing to Know About Crypto: International Money Transfer
When it comes to sending money overseas, bitcoin is downright disruptive.
Beyond the Basics
Advanced research to deepen your knowledge.
Tax-Loss Harvesting in Crypto: A Significant and Underexplored Opportunity for Financial Advisors
Crypto's volatility provides an opportunity for investors to potentially boost their after-tax returns via tax-loss harvesting.
Stablecoins: Separating the Wheat From the Chaff
We explore the purpose of stablecoins, their different types, which ones work, and why regulators should embrace them.
Five Fundamental Metrics To Evaluate Ethereum
Every asset class has go-to fundamentals that investors use to monitor its health — these are the top five to evaluate Ethereum.
Six Fundamental Metrics To Evaluate DeFi Assets
Six of the most important fundamental metrics we use at Bitwise to evaluate crypto assets in Decentralized Finance (DeFi).
Unpacking the Intricate Relationship Between Bitcoin and Inflation
Bitcoin's role as an inflationary hedge is a complex arguement, but the long-term trend shows an encouraging story.
DACFP and Bitwise: What’s Next for Crypto in 2023
DACFP Founder Ric Edelman sits down with Bitwise CIO Matt Hougan and Crypto Research Analyst Ryan Rasmussen to discuss their ten biggest crypto predictions for the year ahead.
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