Interview with Digital Asset Research

Interview with Digital Asset Research



good morning welcome to new economies dot-com we are here live at Nasdaq studio Time Square in New York my name is Ellis and I'm lucha thank you for watching us this morning and we are here with this into digital Astrid research thank you for having us here Greg and Lucas do you two share a common name so tell us about digital asset research yeah sure digital asset research is an independent research firm focused on the analysis of cryptocurrencies and events within crypto markets for institutional investors we provide high quality written research data and tools to traditional hedge funds crypto hedge funds traditional asset managers VC funds and family offices that's great so we need more companies research yeah it's much needed in this industry so how does it work so we're a subscription-based service and we have three general products we do deep due diligence on tokens looking at three different areas we test and review every piece of software that the token has so try to match white papers with github repositories we do economic analysis we map supply schedules a vesting schedules for the teams and we also do some legal work and part of our research is focused on the industry so we look at industry events and the the rise of Asics for example last year new token launches and we also have over 102 pagers on the largest most liquid tokens available in the market today and to support all that research is our data product we have data on not only on pricing but also on blockchain data's looking at you know over 40 different cryptocurrencies grabbing you know any boxing related data and pricing data and some marketing telogen status very interesting yeah so what industry problems are you solving so there's a lack here of objective research and we pride ourselves to be as objective as possible when covering it touken we're a subscription-based service so we don't we would not take any sort of compensation of any shape or form from the circum projects that we're covering and it's completely independent its complete independent and we focus on these three different areas that we've been researching for years individually and came together last summer to combine our expertise and and look at this based objectively and this is something that the crypto community cannon board too and can access or it's only financial institutions yeah we sell our research directly to financial institutions and money managers we do make available some of our findings that we think are important for a community-wide basis there are discrepancies between publicly available resources which we find a great value in but because we have a significant experience and abilities in this area we do make important findings known to the community so I want to know that what type of discrepancies do you come across give me the DIA there are very very basic statistics like token supply and we've been able to pinpoint accurate token supplies for a number of tokens and the discrepancies are such that publicly available resources will show a token that we believe is worth one tenth the value that about the available site will be of will show so this is a very large discrepancy compared to for for a professional investors so something that should be very you know so is is very valuable for our client base and also disclosures in terms of software sometimes you've read that the company has deployed their software and it's fully completed it's a release but we then go and check on their github and it's a beta or they have very little software to show so we match you know the claims with with the reality and if the claim is is significant we share with the community so that the whole industry can benefit from that as well so this is very relevant because the crypto community has been in the desperate need of good research that actually make it understand where their hard-earned ether is going yeah so where people can find this tips at least the tips the crypto community that are open we run our own blog you can find us on medium we do highlight snippets of this through social media outside that's on Twitter so you can follow us on Twitter but also we write short form reports and analysis on medium that's probably the best way to get snippets to work we have a weekly in a daily newsletter that the community is you know can subscribe to just by going to deter digital asset research calm and clicking on the newsletter button in the top right that's awesome and I want to know what is like one surprise that you've come across just in your research and working with clients in the blockchain industry we found instances where software was marketed as extremely unique and members of the team criticized you know if you're in for example as competitors and turns out there you know a straight copy of etherium and it's difficult to to not to be too vocal about that because if you're criticizing a product but you're pretty much based on it then then there's an obvious problem there and we found instances of that happening over and over again so well you guys are too watchdogs I would like to ask another question and it's when you when you find these discrepancies that damage enormous Lee the cryptic community near what are the steps that that you take in order to what you know what is how does the research move do you do like further research you had you know you try to find more discrepancies yeah perhaps if you want to discuss the metrics and yeah it really depends on what the discrepancy is so the most valuable research does or findings do go directly to our client subscribers we are supporters of cryptocurrency in general in this open source community and we think that sunlight and information will benefit the community in general and so to the effect that we can support helped contribute to this this community we do our findings known so and all of the software is open source so you can see softer as it's being developed on the project's github so if there's something that is is wrong or unethical about the way a certain tokens are marketed we tend to do deep due diligence on their repository and make sure of our claims before we come out of our client base and say things that I get us in trouble and I'm sorry but I must insist yeah because the group 2 community will benefit enormously you think that in the future you will have a consumer product that we every everyone in the blockchain industry can yeah it's very relevant yeah the univer Universal feedback from retail investors and institutional investors alike is that they really love the work that we do we would love to be able to figure out a way to segment that market we thought about perhaps creating shorter form reports it's still a TBD for us but it's definitely something on the radar we have the ability to distribute our work through other third parties as well rather than directly through our own site so these are things that are all in the works for us well that is very relevant for the crypto community so when you have it please come back to the show sure we love to – yeah we'd love to wear that so one final question is what's next for you guys now for us right now our our goal is increased coverage of the number of tokens that we've written not an in-depth manner we've covered 23 to 24 tokens at this point and we'd love to get another kind of 25-ish and make those our findings available to our client subscribers as well as the community at large thank you very much for coming to the show yeah thank you and please subscribe to our Channel new economies dot-com and we're happy to have you thank you you you

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