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Crypto Assets Start 2022 in Risk-Off Mode as Fed Tightening Looms

San Francisco • February 1, 2022

January saw a continued pullback in crypto assets, driven by the emerging consensus that the Federal Reserve will tighten monetary policy in an effort to tame inflation. In the latest edition of our monthly Advisor Letter, the Bitwise team explores the crypto market’s recent performance and discusses the month’s key developments, including NFT trading volumes, a coming directive from the White House, and how financial advisors’ attitudes toward crypto have shifted.

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About Bitwise

Based in San Francisco, Bitwise is one of the largest and fastest-growing crypto asset managers. As of year-end 2021, Bitwise managed $1.3 billion across an expanding suite of investment solutions. 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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