Crypto Use Cases: 12 Real-World Stories of How Millions of People Are Using Crypto Services Today

San Francisco • April 5, 2023

In this white paper, the Bitwise research team answers the most common criticism we hear about crypto: “Where are the real-world use cases? And when will it start impacting my day-to-day life?” The report explores twelve examples of how some of the world’s most influential and innovative companies are using public blockchains like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Polygon to reshape how they do business today. From navigating traffic or engaging with your favorite band to getting your daily coffee at Starbucks, the stories inside reveal an astonishing reality: Millions of people are already using the first generation of crypto services, and in a wider range of ways than most people realize.

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About Bitwise

Bitwise Asset Management is the largest crypto index fund manager in America. Thousands of financial advisors, family offices, and institutional investors partner with Bitwise to understand and access the opportunities in crypto. For six years, Bitwise has established a track record of excellence managing a broad suite of index and active solutions across ETFs, separately managed accounts, private funds, and hedge fund strategies. Bitwise is known for providing unparalleled client support through expert research and commentary, its nationwide client team of crypto specialists, and its deep access to the crypto ecosystem. The Bitwise team of more than 60 professionals combines expertise in technology and asset management with backgrounds including BlackRock, Millennium,, Meta, Google, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Bitwise is backed by leading institutional investors and has been profiled in Institutional Investor, Barron’s, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal. It has offices in San Francisco and New York. For more information, visit

  • Ryan Rasmussen

    Senior Crypto Research Analyst
  • Ricky McRoskey

    Director, Head of Content & Creative
  • Matt Hougan

    Matt Hougan

    Chief Investment Officer
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