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Bogleheads on Investing with Matt Hougan on the basics of blockchain and cybercurrencies: Episode 71

Post on: June 27, 2024 by Jon Luskin

Matt Hougan is the Chief Investment Officer of Bitwise Asset Management, the world’s largest provider of cryptocurrency index funds with more than $4 billion in assets under management. Before joining Bitwise, Matt held several notable positions in the financial industry, including CEO at Inside ETFs, Managing Director of Global Finance at Informa, and CEO of ETF.com. Matt also co-authored The CFA Institute’s publication on ETFs, “A Comprehensive Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds.”

Matt is a long-time Boglehead who attended the Bogleheads Conference in years past. Rick asked him for a no-spin discussion about cyber-currencies. They cover the history of blockchain technology, why cryptology is important to the blockchain, and how this led to Bitcoin, the world’s first digital currency, and eventually other digital currencies, including the digital dollar. The discussion is structured as purely educational. There is no sales hype, no recommendations for purchase or sale, and no price speculation.

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This podcast is hosted by Rick Ferri, CFA, a long-time Boglehead and investment adviser. The Bogleheads are a group of like-minded individual investors who follow the general investment and business beliefs of John C. Bogle, founder and former CEO of the Vanguard Group. It is a conflict-free community where individual investors reach out and provide education, assistance, and relevant information to other investors of all experience levels at no cost. The organization supports a free forum at Bogleheads.org, and the wiki site is Bogleheads® wiki.

Since 2000, the Bogleheads’ have held national conferences in major cities nationwide. There are also many Local Chapters in the US and even a few Foreign Chapters that meet regularly. New Chapters are being added regularly. All Bogleheads activities are coordinated by volunteers who contribute their time and talent.

This podcast is supported by the John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy, a non-profit organization approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity on February 6, 2012. Your tax deductible donation to the Bogle Center is appreciated.

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About the author 

Jon Luskin

Board member of the John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy


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