Asset Classes

Cryptocurrency

Plural Name
Cryptocurrencies
Parent Asset Class

A form of digital or virtual currency secured by cryptograph, Cryptocurrency is a digital medium for exchange. Cryptocurrencies are decentralized networks based on blockchain technology, rendering them immune to government interference or manipulation. Cryptocurrencies face criticism for a number of reasons, including their use for illegal activities, exchange rate volatility, and vulnerabilities of the infrastructure underlying them. However, they also have been praised for their portability, divisibility, inflation resistance, and transparency.

Asset Classes

Bitcoin
Digital Art
Ethereum
Non-Fungible Token

Entities

Audius
Balancer Labs
1.2 Capital
10T Holdings
1RoundTable Partners
1confirmation
42 Macro
6th Man Ventures
ALEX
Abra
Accumulate
Adamant Capital
Adela Investment
Alameda Research
Algorand
Algorand Foundation
Alien Worlds
Alkemi
AlphaPoint
Alt Tab Capital
Amber Group
Amberdata
Ampleforth
Anchorage
Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Apeiron Investment Group
Arca
Architect.xyz
Argent
Argo Blockchain
Art Blocks
Asgard Markets
Ava Labs
Avantgarde Finance
BEASY - Blockchain Made Easy
BabylonChain
Backpack
BadgerDAO
Bakkt
Bankless
Banyan Hill Publishing
Benzinga
Bidali
Binance
Binance.US
BitFlyer
BitGo
Bitcoin Foundation
Bitcoin Magazine
Bitfold
Bitpanda
Bitspark
Bitstamp
Bittrex
Bitwise Asset Management
Block.One
BlockFi
BlockFills
BlockTower Capital
Blockchain Association
Blockchain.com
Blockfolio
Blockstream
Blockworks
Bloomberg
BnkToTheFuture
Bright Moments
ByteTree
C the Light Trading
CMS Holdings
CMT Digital
COSIMO Ventures
CV Labs
CV VC
Caleb & Brown
Cambrian Asset Management
Capitalist Exploits
Cardano
CasperLabs
Castle Island Ventures
Catallact
Cboe Digital
Celsius Network
Chain Valley Capital
Chainalysis
Chainstone Labs
Chamber of Digital Commerce
Circle
Civic Technologies
Club dVIN
Coin Bureau
Coin Center
Coin Metrics
CoinDesk
CoinFLEX
CoinFlip
CoinFund
CoinMarketCap
CoinMetro
CoinShares
Coinbase
Coinbase Custody
Cointelegraph
Collaborative Fund
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Concordium
ConsenSys
Cott Law Group
Crusoe Energy
Crypto Banter
Crypto Council for Innovation
Crypto Futura Fund
Crypto Tech Women
CryptoEQ
CryptoLaw
CryptoTaxCalculator
Cultur3 Capital
CultureBanx
Curzio Research
DRW
DTAP Capital Partners
Dacoco
DappRadar
Dark Wall Ventures
DeFi Technologies
Decentral Park Capital
Decimus Capital Markets
Decrypt
Deepwater Asset Management
DeerCreek
Delphi Digital
Deribit
Dexalot
Dexterity Capital
Digital Asset Capital Management
Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals
Domain Money
Doomberg
Dragonfly Capital
EOS Network Foundation
ETC Group
Early Investing
Edge & Node
Eight Global
Electric Coin Company
Elementus
Elliottwave Forecast
Elwood Technologies
Endaoment
Enjin
Ethereum Foundation
Ethos
Exponential Age Asset Management
Ezra Zask Research Advisors
FTX
FinTech Collective
Fineqia
FireStorm Capital
Fireblocks
First DAG
Floating Point Group
Floor
Fluence Labs
Forex Analytix
Forkast.News
Forte
Fox Business
Framework Ventures
Fundstrat Global Advisors
GBI
GSR
Galaxy Digital
Galaxy Interactive
Gemini
Genesis
Genesis Group
Genesis Volatility
Glassnode
Glenn Williams Jr LLC
GreenBlocks
HOPR
Hartmann Capital
Hinde Capital
Hiro Systems
Hivemind Capital
Horizen
Hyperion Decimus
INX Limited
Ikigai Asset Management
Immutable
InvestAnswers
Jambo
KPTL Arbitrage Management
KR1
KUNA Exchange
Kadena
Kava Labs
Kenetic Capital
Kraken Exchange
Lahardan Financial
Launchnodes
LeboBTC Ledger Group
Ledger
Lido
Liquity
Litecoin Foundation
Lucy Labs
Lukka, Inc.
Maelstrom
MakerDAO
Maple Finance
Mara
Marathon Digital Holdings
Market Rebellion
Mastercard Data & Services
Menai Financial Group
Mercury Digital Assets
Messari
Meta Angels
Metal
MiningStore
Modern Money Group
Mojito
Mojomix DAO
Money Map Press
MoneyShow
MoonPay
Morgan Creek Digital Assets
Multicoin Capital
Musca Capital
Mysten Labs
Mythos Capital
NFT Now
NFTY Labs
NFTfi
NGRAVE
Nicoya Research
Nifty Gateway
Nouns
NuCypher
Nugget's News
OMEGA.xyz
Oasis Labs
Odyssean Digital Asset Management
Offchain Labs
Onchain Capital
OpenSea
Options Insight
Osprey Funds
PairedWorld
Palm Beach Research Group
Pantera Capital
Panther Protocol
Particle
Pepperstone
Perceptive Capital
Polychain Capital
Polygon
Polymesh
Pomp Investments
Prime Trust
Public Mint
PureXposure Growth Series
Pyth Network
QCP Capital
Qredo
RULEMATCH
RabbitHole
Radix
Rainbow
Ready Set Crypto
Real Life Trading
Republic
Reserve
Ribbit Capital
Ripple
Risk Reversal Media
RiskHedge
Robinhood
SFB Technologies
Saifedean.com
Scalar Capital
Seed Club
Seeking Alpha
Senda Digital Assets
Serotonin
ShapeShift
SingularityDAO
SingularityNET
Sky Mavis
Slow Ventures
SoFi
Solana
Solana Foundation
Solidus Labs
Southbank Investment Research
Sovryn
StakeBorg
Starkiller Capital
Strategic Wealth Preservation
Strix Leviathan
SuperWorld
Susquehanna International Group
Sustainable Bitcoin Protocol
Swan Bitcoin
Swarm Network
Sygnum Bank
Synthetix
TRM Labs
Tagomi
Taurus SA
TaxBit
Techemy Capital
Tendermint
Tezos
The Block
The Defiant
The Dollar Vigilante
The Sandbox
The Stock Dork
Toniq Labs
Tornado Cash
TradePremium.be
TradeSmith
TradeStation
Trader University
Traders Reality
TradingAnalysis.com
Trammell Venture Partners
Trustology
UTXO Management
Unbound Tech
Unbounded Capital
Universal Market Access
Unstoppable Games
Uphold
Vailshire Capital Management
Variant
Verified Investing
Vesper
Voyager Digital
WAGMI Games
Wakem Capital Management
Water & Music
Wave Digital Assets
WazirX
Web3 Foundation
World of Women
XBTO Group
Xapo
Xverse
Yahoo! Finance
Zap
Zapper
ZenAcademy
Zero Hash
Zero Knowledge Consulting
aisot
cmorq
dYdX
eToro
iden3
inflxion.io

Entity Types

Decentralized Autonomous Organization

Industries

Financial Technology

Publication Types

Newsletter

Terms

Alternative Investments
Blockchain Technology
Crisis Currency
Money
Smart Contracts
Web3

Aaron Kaplan

Abby Johnson

Abradat Kamalpour

Adam Dell

Adam Lavine

Adam White

Alex Batlin

Alex Felix

Alex Höptner

Alex Kruger

Alex Pollock

Alex Saunders

Alex Thorn

Alex Valaitis

Alexander Leishman

Amanda Cassatt

Anatoly Yakovenko

Andreas Antonopoulos

Andrew Keys

Angie Lau

Anil Lulla

Anish Mohammed

Annii Snelleksz

Anthony Pompliano

Antoni Martín

Antonio Juliano

Ari Redbord

Ariel Yusim

Armani Ferrante

Arthur Breitman

Arthur Falls

Arthur Hayes

Ash Bennington

Austin Arnold

Austin Campbell

Austin Federa

Avihu Levy

Azeem Azhar

Balaji Srinivasan

Barney Mannerings

Barry Silbert

Bart Stephens

Ben Forman

Ben Samaroo

Ben Schecter

Ben Weiss

Ben Whitby

Benjamin Cowen

Benjamin Reynolds

Bill Barhydt

Bill Laboon

Bill Poulos

Blair Breitenstein

Blake Richardson

Bob Bodily

Bobby Zagotta

Brad Mills

Bradley Duke

Brendan Blumer

Brenton Naicker

Brett Harrison

Brett Rentmeester

Brian Armstrong

Brian Estes

Brian Kelly

Brian Kerr

Brian Mahoney

Bruce Pon

Bruce Schneier

Cam Harvey

Cameron Winklevoss

Camila Russo

Can Gürel

Caroline Cochran

Catherine Coley

Changpeng Zhao

Charles Hoskinson

Charlie Lee

Charlie Morris

Chase Lochmiller

Checkmate Bitcoiner

Chen Arad

Cheryl Contee

Chi Nnadi

Chris Burniske

Chris Giancarlo

Chris Perkins

Chris Rhine

Chris Spadafora

Chris Tyrer

Christian Angermayer

Christine Kim

Christopher Calicott

Colleen Sullivan

Cooper Turley

Corby Pryor

Cuy Sheffield

Damion Lupo

Dan Held

Dan Matuszewski

Dan Nathan

Dan Roberts

Dan Sickles

Dan Tapiero

Daniel Cawrey

Daniel Fogg

Daniel Jonsson

Daniel Masters

Darius Sit

Dave The Wave

David Fauchier

David Garrett

David Hoffman

David Micley

David Riegelnig

David Siemer

David Skarica

Dean McClelland

Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar

Diogo Monica

Dominic Frisby

Dominic Williams

Donald Bullers

Drew Hill

Dror Poleg

Dylan LeClair

Ed Chin

Edan Yago

Eli Ben-Sasson

Emin Gün Sirer

Eric Demuth

Eric Kryski

Eric Muschinski

Eric Wade

Erick Calderon

Eva Beylin

Evan Cheng

Evan Kuo

Evin McMullen

Fabian Schär

Fabian Vogelsteller

Felix Hartmann

Flori Marquez

Frances Coppola

Frank Curzio

Fred Thiel

GMoney eth

Gavin Wood

George Chuang

George McDonaugh

Gideon Greaves

Gigi Skarlett

Gil Luria

Glenn Williams Jr

Gmoney (9dcc)

Graeme Moore

Greg Di Prisco

Greg Magadini

Greg Tusar

Griffin Foster

Guy Swann

Guy Turner

Haseeb Qureshi

Hassan Bassiri

Hester Peirce

Holden Milstein

Hudson James

Hugo Philion

Hunter Horsley

Ian King

Igor Telyatnikov

Isaiah Jackson

Itamar Lesuisse

Ivan Soto-Wright

JG Savoldi

JP Thieriot

Jack Butcher

Jack Laskey

Jack Mallers

Jack O'Holleran

Jack Spallone

Jake Boyle

Jake Chervinsky

James Cox

James Mullarney

James Murphy

James Putra

James Zhang

Jameson Lopp

Jamie Coutts

Jamis Johnson

Jason Hamlin

Jason Leibowitz

Jason Yanowitz

Jaydeep Korde

Jean-Marie Mognetti

Jeff Berwick

Jeff Brown

Jeff Currie

Jeff Horowitz

Jeff Kauffman

Jeff Zirlin

Jeffrey Tai

Jehan Chu

Jeremy Allaire

Jeremy Varlow

Jess Sloss

Jesse Powell

Jessica Walker

Jill Carlson

Jim McDonald

Jimmy Song

Joe Lubin

John Bartleman

John Deaton

John Dwyer

John Lo

John Nance

John Vincent

JohnPaul Baric

Jon Charbonneau

Jon Najarian

Joon Ian Wong

Jordan Kruger

Jose Maria Macedo

Josh Crumb

Josh Ho

Josh Olszewicz

Josh Sterling

Justin Spittler

Justin Woodward

Kain Warwick

Kamal Mokeddem

Kamil Gancarz

Kasper Vandeloock

Kathleen Moriarty

Kathy Lien

Katie Haun

Katie Talati

Keith Black

Keith Grossman

Keld van Schreven

Kenneth Ameduri

Kenneth Rogoff

Kenny Estes

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Murcko

Kia Mosayeri

Kristin Smith

Kyle Samani

Kyle du Plessis

Lars Hoffmann

Laura Shin

Leah McGrath Goodman

Leah Wald

Leo Mizuhara

Leslie Lamb

Lex Sokolin

Linda Xie

Liz Young

Luca Cosentino

Luke Brindle

Luke Franks

Lyn Alden

MacLane Wilkison

Marc Bhargava

Marco Krohn

Marco Santori

Marco Streng

Marco Wutzer

Mariano Conti

Marissa Kim

Mark DiMichael

Mark Lachance

Mark Lamb

Mark Moss

Mark Rasmussen

Marshall Hayner

Marta Belcher

Marty Bent

Mason Nystrom

Matt Hougan

Matt Zhang

Matthew Kotek

Matthew Kratter

Matthew Roszak

Maxine Ryan

Meltem Demirors

Michael Bouhanna

Michael Casey

Michael Chobanian

Michael Edesess

Michael Flight

Michael Moro

Michael Saylor

Michael Sonnenshein

Michael Wu

Michael del Castillo

Michah Dowbak

Michaël van de Poppe

Mike Alfred

Mike Anderson

Mike Belshe

Mike Castiglione

Mike Dudas

Mike Novogratz

Mike Paleokrassas

Miles Deutscher

Mo Shaikh

Muneeb Ali

Nadav Hollander

Natalia Karayaneva

Natalie Brunell

Nathan McCauley

Nathaniel Whittemore

Nevin Freeman

Nic Carter

Nico Cordeiro

Nikhil Shamapant

Noelle Acheson

Olaf Carlson-Wee

Oliver Gale

Pascal Gauthier

Paul Grewal

Paul Netherwood

Paul Veradittakit

Paulo Rodrigues

Pavel Bains

Perianne Boring

Peter Brandt

Peter McCormack

Peter Smith

Peter Van Valkenburgh

Peter Wall

Philippe Bekhazi

Pierre Rochard

Piers Kicks

Plan B

Pranav Kanade

Punk 4156

Punk 6529

Qiao Wang

Ran Neuner

Ray Ng

Ray Uy

Rebecca Rettig

Ric Edelman

Riccardo Spagni

Richard Chen

Richard Galvin

Richard Kim

Rob Massey

Rob Viglione

Robbie Ferguson

Robbie Heeger

Robert Lauko

Robert Leshner

Robert Materazzi

Robin Schmidt

Roham Gharegozlou

Rohan Grey

Rolf Hoefer

Roman Storm

Ron Hammond

Ross Gerber

Roy Bhasin

Ruben Merre

Ryan Adams

Ryan Allis

Ryan Dinse

Ryan Hanley

Ryan Selkis

Ryan Todd

Saifedean Ammous

Sam Bankman-Fried

Sam Hallene

Sam McIngvale

Sam Volkering

Sandeep Nailwil

Sang Lee

Santiago Santos

Saro McKenna

Sasha Fleyshman

Saum Noursalehi

Saurabh Deshpande

Scott Herman

Scott Melker

Sean Lippel

Seb Bunney

Sebastian Bürgel

Sebastian Moonjava

Sebastian Purcell

See Ape Follow Ape

Sergey Gorbunov

Sergey Nazarov

Sergio Silva

Seth Connors

Seth Hertlein

Shane Brunette

Shingo Lavine

Sid Powell

Siddharth Menon

Silvio Micali

Sim Khela

Simon Dixon

Skirmantas Januškas

Somi Arian

Spencer Randall

Stani Kulechov

Stefan Thomas

Stephen McBride

Stephen Young

Steve Goulden

Steven Goldfeder

Stuart Popejoy

Su Zhu

Sudhu Arumugam

Sultan Meghji

Sunayna Tuteja

Takaaki Kato

Tania Reif

Tascha Che

Teeka Tiwari

Tegan Kline

Teng Yan

Tim Beiko

Tim Broekmans

Tim Davis

Tim Draper

Tim Ruth

Tino Pistou

Tom Jessop

Tom Lee

Trace Mayer

Travis Blane

Travis Kling

Tuur Demeester

Valet Jones

Vance Spencer

Vijay Boyapati

Vinny Lingham

Vitalik Buterin

Vlad Mercori

Vlad Zamfir

Wendy O

Wes Cowan

Will Clemente

William Magnuson

Willy Woo

Yam Karkai

Yan Liberman

Yassine Elmandjra

Yehuda Lindell

Yoni Assia

Yoshi Nakamura

Yves La Rose

Zac Prince

Zach Resnick

Zack Seward

  • Crypto Currencies can provide people with an easy way to send and receive wealth (even when their home countries currency is worthless or in rapid decline)
  • Allow individuals, companies and countries to escape the control of central banks and regulations
  • International Assets - they are accepted all over the world without need to be exchanged for local currencies/assets
  • Serve a similar function to gold, but may have more upside since they are not yet widely adopted
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  • Governments are not able to control cryptocurrencies like they can fiat currencies
    • They can't block payments
    • They can't freeze accounts
    • They can't seize assets

Cryptourrency Facts
  • Based on globally, decentralized & distributed networks (no one person is in control)
    • Puts the power in the hands of the broader community
  • Many currencies have a way to increase supply
    • Often this requires "mining" (analagous to physical previous metals)
    • The supply increase is often limited to a certain amount/% per period of time


Crypto Currency Benefits (Often Compared to Fiat Currencies)
  • Typically come in fixed quantities (no one can print as many as they want)
  • They are decentralized - the government can't control them.  Power is not in one peron's hands
  • They don't require banks to safely hold (no risk of bank failure) 
  • The supply of coins/money/token is strictly regulated and/or limited (unlike fiat currencies)

Crypto Currency Risks
  • Governments may try to regulate our outlaw them (they take power away from central governments)
    • Some countries have already tried to outlaw
    • Mitigation:  It will be hard for governments to take don a decentralized system
    • Mitigation: Other countries are actively investing in crypto technologies and encouraging crypto businesses
    • Mitigation: Governments were unable to stop other distributed technologies (example:  Bit Torrent)
  • Quantum Computing could render the encryption that backstops the system
    • Currencies can use algorithms that are safe from quantum computing


    • Hacking and Theft is common - nearly $927 Million stolen in first 3 quarters of 2018

    Crypto Currency Using Classic Definition of Money

    • It is a medium of exchange
    • It is a unit of account
    • It may or not be a store of value
      • Wild price swings may indicate that it is not a good store of value (depends on confidence of holders)


    Government Sponsored CryptoCurrencies