Bitwise Crypto Index Committee Meeting (January 2023)

San Francisco • February 1, 2023

Meeting Details

Date: January 25, 2023

Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PT

Reason for Meeting: Standard monthly meeting

In Attendance: Matt Hougan (Chair), Hunter Horsley (Member), Hong Kim (Member), Katherine Dowling (Observer), Anais Rachel (Observer), Gayatri Choudhury (Observer), Kristen Corkill (Observer), Mallika Kolar (Observer), Ryan Rasmussen (Observer), and Satyajeet Pal (Observer)

Meeting Notes

1: Welcome and Attendance

All members of the Committee were present at the meeting.

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

The Bitwise Engineering team confirmed that all data sources were working as expected with regard to uptime, accuracy, and robustness.

3: Review and Approve Any Proposed Changes to the Bitwise Crypto Index Methodology

The Committee discussed two proposed changes to the Bitwise Crypto Index methodology, and voted in favor of two changes.

a. The Committee discussed rule III.B.h.i of the methodology (Crypto Asset Eligibility Requirement).

The rule states an eligible crypto asset must “trade more than 10% of its free-float-adjusted market capitalization on Eligible Crypto Asset Trading Venues over the past 30 days. This requirement exists to ensure the crypto assets included in the index are sufficiently liquid to facilitate easy investment and withdrawals.

The revision proposal included reducing the 30-day trading volume requirement from 10% to 5%. This adjustment would bring the Bitwise Crypto Asset Index Methodology more in line with comparable traditional market index providers, which have significantly lower liquidity requirements.

The Committee voted 3-0 in favor of reducing the percentage of free-float-adjusted market capitalization on Eligible Crypto Asset Trading Venues over the past 30 days from 10% to 5%. The change will be effective as of the January 31, 2023 index rebalance.

b. The Committee discussed eliminating the Bitwise 20, the Bitwise 70, and the Bitwise 100 Indexes.

The Committee voted 3-0 in favor of eliminating the Bitwise 20, the Bitwise 70, and the Bitwise 100 Indexes.

4: Review and Approve All Methodological Decisions That Require Judgment

The Committee discussed three methodological decisions that require judgment.

a. Eligible Crypto Asset Trading Venues: The Index Committee voted unanimously 3-0 to reaffirm the following trading venues as Eligible Crypto Asset Trading Venues for 2023: Binance, Bittrex, Bitstamp, Coinbase, Gemini, Kraken, BitFlyer, ItBit, and LMAX.

b. Reaffirm list of third party custodians: The Index Committee voted unanimously 3-0 to reaffirm the following list of eligible third party custodians: Anchorage, Bakkt Warehouse, BitGo, Coinbase Custody, Fidelity Digital Assets, and Gemini Custody.

c. Lukka third-party pricing change: The Index Committee voted to replace the Bitwise CAP price with the Lukka Prime Intraday price in February.

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

The Committee discussed a large number of developments impacting the market and/or individual Bitwise Crypto Index constituents, including the SEC’s charges against Genesis and Gemini; the Polygon (MATIC) network’s recent hard fork; and FTX's and Genesis' bankruptcy proceedings, among other topics.

6: Review Expected Changes to Bitwise Indexes

The Committee reviewed the expected changes to the Bitwise Crypto Indexes, and determined that the reconstitution process is running appropriately.

7: Adjournment

The Chair adjourned the meeting.

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