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BlockFi files for bankruptcy and Powell all but cements smaller rate hike

Investors prepared for more negative FTX fallout headlines while simultaneously keeping an eye on the macro front.

Dec 2022

2 min read

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Genesis Capital struggles to raise the funds needed to stave off bankruptcy

Coming out of a week dominated by fears that Genesis Global Capital would be forced to declare bankruptcy, investors braced for more bad Genesis news.

Nov 2022

3 min read

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Research Commentary: What the FTX saga means for the future of crypto

On November 8, crypto was caught off-guard with a severe market shakeout caused by two intertwined centralized entities: FTX and Alameda Research.

Nov 2022

9 min read

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Genesis Capital freezes withdrawals and PPI confirms US inflation is waning

Investors braced for the possibility that FTX’s frozen accounts and beleaguered token (FTT) could contaminate other counterparties in the crypto industry.

Nov 2022

3 min read

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Five Questions with Bruno Passos, Head of Operations at Hashdex

Hashdex Director of Marketing Chris Glendening sat down with our Head of Operations, Bruno Passos to talk about the FTX saga and the operational deficiencies it has brought to light.

Nov 2022

5 min read

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CEO Letter: Recent developments regarding Genesis Global Capital

There has been a lot of developing news in the crypto markets this week and we want to share an update for our investors.

Nov 2022

2 min read

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L'évolution de l'investissement sur les crypto-actifs en Europe : discussion avec Benjamin Ittah et Dramane Meite, CFA

Nov 2022

10 min read

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The evolution of crypto investing in Europe

A discussion with Benjamin Ittah and Dramane Meite, CFA

Nov 2022

11 min read

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How Hashdex avoids disasters like FTX: The importance of obsessing over risk

Financial markets are built on trust. Everyone, from investors to entrepreneurs, needs to believe the system works and the rules are respected. Last week, this trust was damaged by one of crypto’s most influential players.

Nov 2022

5 min read

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Crypto markets are thrust into a downward spiral after FTX freezes customer withdrawals

Investors shifted their focus to the midterm elections while they awaited the release of CPI results

Nov 2022

3 min read

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A note from our Chief Product Officer Samir Kerbage on recent events

We want to provide some clarity around yesterday’s news regarding Binance and FTX.

Nov 2022

1 min read

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Gala Games “hack” underscores the complexities of many cross-chain interactions

A recent episode that took place in pNetwork, a cross-chain bridge that supports the minting of synthetic versions of Ethereum-native assets on the BNB Smart Chain, was mistaken for a malicious hack.

Nov 2022

3 min read

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Chair Powell sends mixed signals during post hike press conference

Coming out of a week in which ETH saw its biggest gains since July, investors braced for another FOMC monetary policy announcement.

Nov 2022

3 min read

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The Hash Insider: ETH short squeeze kicks off positive week for digital assets

At the start of the final week of an October of unusually small price variations, investors continued to monitor the release of Q3 results in traditional markets while awaiting the last major US inflation reading.

Oct 2022

3 min read

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Bullish signs in a bear market: Google Cloud and Coinbase merge forces

The most seasoned investors in the crypto space recognize that bear markets are “moments to build.”

Oct 2022

1 min read

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As crypto winter continues, Uniswap keeps gaining strength

In the current bear market, some key crypto projects continue to gain momentum.

Oct 2022

1 min read

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The Hash Insider: Wall Street Journal “Fed leaker” gives investors hope that rate hikes might finally slow down

A Wall Street Journal article convinced investors that the Fed might waver on its unrelenting commitment to battle inflation.

Oct 2022

5 min read

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Old but not obsolete: Bitcoin’s importance in an evolving crypto landscape

While other platforms have dominated discussions and debate this year, Bitcoin remains the primary protagonist when it comes to crypto’s long-term investment case.

Oct 2022

17 min read

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Brazil’s central bank is embracing blockchain technology: Should crypto investors care?

The BCB has a very comprehensive agenda of financial innovation

Oct 2022

5 min read

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The Hash Insider: US CPI spikes volatility in an otherwise uneventful week

Investors ride out a roller coaster of volatility after Core CPI reading showed a 40-year high.

Oct 2022

3 min read

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Crypto’s downturn is about more than the macro environment

The moment of deceleration of crypto assets is more than the macro environment, and this scenario should not negatively affect their prices in the long term.

Oct 2022

4 min read

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Morgan Stanley report highlights Hashdex’s leading role as a global asset manager

Last week, Morgan Stanley published a research report on the growth of crypto exchange-traded products (ETPs).

Oct 2022

2 min read

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The Hash Insider: US job market resiliency continues to signal more pain ahead for risk assets

The release of negative manufacturing figures and fewer job openings than expected made for a promising start to the week for risk assets.

Oct 2022

3 min read

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The Hash Insider: Crypto asset prices close out September with a stable week

Crypto asset prices had a relatively uneventful week outside of an early spike in volatility.

Oct 2022

3 min read

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Taro’s testing rounds start: The beginning of a new era of assets on Bitcoin

According to Lightning Labs, this is “the first step towards bitcoinizing the dollar.”

Sep 2022

3 min read

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Axie Infinity: An update on the first Play-to-Earn blockchain game

Sep 2022

5 min read

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FIFA and the “new” NFT trend: Why investors should care

FIFA has just released FIFA+ Collect, an NFT collection and platform built atop Algorand, FIFA’s official blockchain for this year’s World Cup. We break down why investors should consider the "new NFT" trend.

Sep 2022

3 min read

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The Hash Insider: Fed’s prediction keeps crypto markets in the red

Fed’s outlook for the remainder of 2022 and 2023, conveyed by the dot plot graph, quickly soured market sentiment.

Sep 2022

3 min read

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Cardano’s upgrade: What investors should know

Read about upcoming Vasil upgrade to understand how it could impact future throughput, transaction costs and scalability.

Sep 2022

2 min read

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The Hash Insider: Prices plummet as Ethereum celebrates Merge success

Another disappointing US inflation reading vindicates Powell’s cautionary speech about the long battle with inflation still ahead.

Sep 2022

3 min read

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Ethereum’s Proof-of-Stake is live: A note on the successful Merge

Sep 2022

3 min read

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The Hash Insider: Ethereum surges on the eve of the Merge week

ETH prices surge as Merge prep goes according to plan and investors bet on a successful transition to PoS. Meanwhile, BTC bulls call the Fed’s bluff

Sep 2022

3 min read

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BTG Pactual Chile and Hashdex Launch the BTG Pactual Hashdex Nasdaq Crypto Index

Sep 2022

3 min read

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Ethereum’s merge begins: A note on Tuesday’s Bellatrix upgrade

The Merge, Ethereum’s transition to Proof-of-Stake (PoS), is estimated to be fully implemented on September 15th.

Sep 2022

2 min read

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The Hash Insider: Bitcoin and ETH gravitate toward sticky price points

Jackson Hole establishes a lower price range and crypto asset prices fluctuate with macro news as investors push to stabilize markets.

Sep 2022

3 min read

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5 Questions with Dramane Meite, Hashdex International Head of Product

Director of Marketing Chris Glendening recently sat down with International Head of Product Dramane Meite for a discussion on the current state of the crypto markets.

Sep 2022

8 min read

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Teddy Roosevelt, Regrets and Crypto Assets

Sep 2022

3 min read

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Diversification in down markets: Is now the ideal time to consider a crypto index?

CTO Samir Kerbarge makes the case for investing in a basketed product as an excellent long-term approach to crypto.

Aug 2022

7 min read

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The Merge is not risk free: Four scenarios Ethereum investors should consider

Ethereum’s merge is here. Analyzing the risks, and opportunities it may provide.

Aug 2022

10 min read

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The Hash Insider: Sinking deeper in the Jackson Hole

Crypto assets registered another week of tough losses, most of which occurred on Friday after Fed chairman Jerome Powell delivered a speech predicting pain ahead of a protracted battle with inflation.

Aug 2022

5 min read

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Research Commentary: Evaluating stETH amidst the recent market turmoil

Aug 2022

5 min read

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The Hash Insider: Global inflation fears return

Crypto markets registered their first overwhelming negative week since the start of July as global inflation fears return to the forefront of investors’ minds.

Aug 2022

5 min read

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The Hash Insider: CPI figures rekindle optimism

CPI figures rekindle investor optimism as Ethereum successfully completes its final testnet merge

Aug 2022

5 min read

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Five factors creating unprecedented opportunities in the crypto markets

Aug 2022

10 min read

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The Hash Insider: Week with signals of doubt

Uneventful week for the crypto market signals investor doubt in the wake of best month for digital assets in 2022

Aug 2022

3 min read

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Why Hashdex investors should not be affected by the recent Solana hack

Aug 2022

3 min read

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Week in Review: Is the worst of the Fed rate tightening cycle over? Powell’s remarks and weak GDP figures give crypto investors hope.

Aug 2022

5 min read

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Has the Blockchain Trilemma been solved? A note on the promise of zkEVM scaling solutions

Aug 2022

3 min read

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Ethereum’s merge ready for its final dry run

Jul 2022

1 min read

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Three lessons from the Audius hack

Jul 2022

2 min read

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Week in Review: Is the worst of the crypto winter behind us? JP Morgan and Citibank report positive signs

Jul 2022

4 min read

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Week in Review: Bitcoin remains resilient while growing investor excitement around Ethereum’s impending merge provokes strongest rally since March

Jul 2022

4 min read

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Understanding bitcoin’s relationship with inflation

Jul 2022

7 min read

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Raising the bar for crypto index products: Hashdex leads multi-asset peers in net new assets

Jul 2022

2 min read

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Research Commentary: Is DeFi dead? Uniswap tells a different story…

Jul 2022

7 min read

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Week in Review: Crypto markets recover as Fed officials suggest tightening cycle could ease and credit contagion begins to unravel

Jul 2022

16 min read

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Note from our PM: What happens after bitcoin’s 70% drawdowns?

Jul 2022

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Week in Review: SEC's spot ETF rejection and Tether shorts close out one of crypto's worst semesters to date

Jul 2022

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5 Questions with Samir Kerbage, Hashdex’s Chief Technology and Product Officer

Jun 2022

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Week in Review: Waning credit crunch fears and attractive prices spur relief rally

Jun 2022

16 min read

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Week in Review: Fed policy and liquidity stress drives crypto lower

Jun 2022

13 min read

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Research Commentary - Celsius freezes all withdrawals

Jun 2022

9 min read

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Market update: Fundamentals remain strong as crypto volatility persists

Jun 2022

11 min read

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Polkadot: The Nasdaq Crypto Index’s Newest Constituent

Jun 2022

18 min read

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Leaning into volatility: why investors should embrace bitcoin’s price swings

Jun 2022

5 min read

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“Keep on building” and other key takeaways from Permissionless

May 2022

12 min read

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Market update: Macro challenges and Terra’s decline

May 2022

8 min read

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A Take On “The Merge”

May 2022

26 min read

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The US is (finally) getting serious about crypto

Mar 2022

15 min read

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