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Crypto and Ukraine

San Francisco • March 2, 2022

The outbreak of war in Ukraine has upended lives, roiled markets, and sown new fears of geopolitical instability. It has also ushered in important new questions about the role crypto might play during periods of global turmoil.

In the latest edition of Bitwise’s “Notes from the CIO,” Chief Investment Officer Matt Hougan and Director of Research David Lawant assess the early impact of the crisis in Ukraine on the world’s financial system and address the two most common questions investors are asking about crypto today.


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Based in San Francisco, Bitwise is one of the largest and fastest-growing crypto asset managers. The firm is known for managing the world’s largest crypto index fund (OTCQX: BITW) and pioneering products spanning Bitcoin, Ethereum, DeFi, and crypto-focused equity indexes. Bitwise focuses on partnering with financial advisors and investment professionals to provide quality education and research. The team at Bitwise combines expertise in technology with decades of experience in traditional asset management and indexing, coming from firms including BlackRock, Blackstone, Meta, and Google, as well as the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Bitwise is backed by leading institutional investors and asset management executives, and has been profiled in Institutional Investor, CNBC, Barron’s, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal.

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