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The 10 Hardest Questions About Bitcoin, Blockchain and Crypto
Course Information
Content Level: Intermediate
NAPFA Subject Area: C-Investments
Course Description
Bitcoin, blockchain and crypto are some of the most exciting and controversial topics in investing. Depending on who you speak with, they are either a once-in-a-generation technological breakthrough, or a fraud and a bubble. In this interactive presentation, Matt Hougan - CIO of Bitwise Asset Management, one of the world's largest crypto asset managers - tackles the 10 hardest questions in crypto head-on. You'll leave armed with a clear view on where this technology is and is not headed in the years to come, and with a framework for considering it as an investment for clients.
Learning Objectives
  1. Understand what a blockchain is and how it relates to cryptoassets like bitcoin.
  2. Evaluate key criticisms of crypto, including those related to volatility, security, environmental impact, regulatory risk, and more.
  3. Understand what decentralized finance (or DeFi) is, and what it could mean for crypto in the future.
Matt Hougan
Matt Hougan is one of the world’s leading experts on crypto, ETFs, and financial technology. He is the Chief Investment Officer for Bitwise Asset Management, the world’s largest provider of cryptocurrency index funds, with more than $1.5 billion in assets under management.

He was previously CEO of and Inside ETFs, where he helped build the world’s first ETF data and analytics system, the leading ETF media site and the world’s largest ETF conference.

Hougan is co-author of two publications from the CFA Institute Research Foundation: “A Comprehensive Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds” and “Cryptoassets: The Guide to Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies for Professional Investors.”
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Dec 31, 2023
Initial Cost: Member: $39.00
Non-Member: $59.00
Additional Cost: CFP® CE: $10.00
Credit Offered:
2 NAPFA CE Credits
2 CFP® CE Credits
Contains: 2 Courses
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