Bitwise Crypto Index Committee Meeting (February 2022)

San Francisco • February 22, 2022

Meeting Details

Date: February 22, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PT

Reason for Meeting: Standard Monthly Meeting

In Attendance: Matt Hougan (Chair), Hunter Horsley (Member), David Lawant (Member), Hong Kim (Observer), Satyajeet Pal (Observer), Phillip Ward (Observer), Gayatri Choudhury (Observer), Kristen Corkill (Meeting minutes)

Meeting Notes

Item 1: Review and Verify All Data Sources for Uptime, Accuracy, and Robustness

Description: The Committee will discuss if there are any issues with the uptime, accuracy, or robustness of our data sources.

Discussion: The Committee found that all data sources are functioning appropriately.

Item 2: Review and Approve All Methodological Decisions That Require Judgment, or Any Adjustments to the Methodology

Description: The Committee will discuss and review any recent methodological implementation decisions that required judgment, as well as any known upcoming decisions.

Discussion: The Committee voted unanimously in favor of a proposal to change the wording of Rule V.A.II of the methodology from “All coins that are publicly known to be lost, burned, programmatically time-locked, or verifiably illiquid in another way” to “All coins that are publicly known to be lost or burned.”

The removal of the phrase “programmatically time-locked” is designed to clarify that the rule is not intended to remove from free-float calculations coins staked by individual users. The phrase “verifiably illiquid in another way” was removed because it was redundant with Rule V.A.III of the methodology.

Item 3: Developments Impacting the Market and/or Individual Bitwise Crypto Index Constituents

Description: The Committee will discuss significant new and/or pending developments surrounding either the crypto market in general or any Bitwise Crypto Index constituent specifically, and consider whether they raise any concerns or issues related to the inclusion of any constituent in the Index.

Discussion: There were no market developments that raised concerns or issues for the Index.

Item 4: Adjournment

The Chair adjourned the meeting.


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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