Timely Insights

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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  • Matt Hougan

    Matt Hougan

    Chief Investment Officer
  • David Lawant

    Director of Research
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