Date: May 26, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. PT
Reason for Meeting: Standard Monthly Meeting
In Attendance: Matt Hougan (Chair), Hunter Horsley (Member), David Lawant (Member), Katherine Dowling (Observer), Satyajeet Pal (Observer), Hong Kim (Observer), Ryan Rasmussen (Observer), Anais Rachel (Observer), Phillip Ward (Observer)
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: There were no issues with uptime, accuracy, or robustness.
Item 2: Review and Approve All Methodological Decisions That Require Judgment
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 discussed the annual trading venue review as stated in section III.A.ii.a of the Bitwise Crypto Index Methodology, and updated the list of eligible trading venues.
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 for the index.
Discussion: There were no market developments that raised concerns or issues for the Index.
Item 4: Adjournment
The Chair adjourned the meeting.
Based in San Francisco, Bitwise is one of the largest and fastest-growing crypto asset managers, offering both index and active strategies across a wide array of investment vehicles. The firm is known for creating the world’s largest crypto index fund (OTCQX: BITW), a suite of crypto-focused equity and futures ETFs, and investment products that span Bitcoin, Ethereum, DeFi, and NFTs. 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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