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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Virtual/On-line Only

"Digital Currencies and Block Chain Panel"

Matt Hougan

Chief Investment Officer
Bitwise Asset Management
[ Full Bio ]

Stephen Mathai-Davis, CFA

CQF – CEO & Co-Founder
[ Full Bio ]

  • Date:Tuesday, March 16, 2021
  • Time: 4:15pm Eastern

  • Location:
    Virtual On-Line
  • Fee: This program is free of charge
  • Please register by 7:00 PM ET on Monday, March 15, 2021 via email to wamm@wammdc.org (or "reply" to this email), and provide your name, email address, and the name of your company/employer. Note that there is a limit to the number of participants. Please register early! Conference call details will be provided on the evening of Monday, March 15, 2021
  • It is suggested that participants dial earlier than the official starting time in case of temporary technical difficulties. Please note that the Chatham House Rule applies – neither the comments of the speaker nor those of other participants are for attribution.

    Crypto, bitcoin and blockchain burst onto the scene in 2008, when the online posting of a short white paper by a pseudonymous author gave birth to an entirely new database structure and a new way to transfer value over the internet. In the decade-plus since, the crypto market has gone through all the classic phases of a disruptive technology: massive bull markets and crushing pullbacks, periods of euphoria and moments of despair. As we enter 2021, however, crypto has started to go mainstream, with institutional investors making significant allocations and regulators actively evaluating its role in our financial ecosystem.

    To guide us through this disruptive technology and emerging asset class, we are fortunate to have two industry experts, Matt Hougan, CIO of Bitwise Asset Management, a pioneer in cryptoasset index funds, and Stephen Mathai-Davis, a seasoned trader, securities analyst, and macro-portfolio strategist. Matt Hougan was previously CEO of ETF.com, the leading ETF media site where he helped build the world’s first ETF data and analytics system and the world’s largest ETF conference, Inside ETFs. Matt is the co-author of CFA Institute's research brief, "Cryptoassets: The Guide to Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency for Investment Professionals." Mr. Hougan will discuss what crypto is, why it matters, and what lies ahead for this controversial, confusing, and divisive technology. Stephen Mathai-Davis is a full-stack data scientist and financial technologist with expertise in trading, clearing, and portfolio-management technologies, as well as building, launching, and scaling consumer-focused financial products. In 2018, he launched Quantamize.com, an AI investment research platform focused on individual investors. Mr. Mathai-Davis is a Forbes contributor and has appeared on CNBC to address AI, Quant, and options trading.

  • Thank you! We will see you on March 16th!

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