Research & education

Trusted, high-quality insights are essential for making effective investment decisions in the crypto space. Browse these regularly updated set of publications, produced by Sygnum Asset Management’s team of in-house researchers and analysts, to future-proof your investments

Sygnum September House View

Sygnum House View – Crypto’s hidden potential amidst market uncertainty

A directionless, low volatility crypto market was affected by a sudden flash crash mid-August. The selloff did not appear to have any particular trigger and was in part attributed to mostly...
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How secondary factors shape cryptocurrencies’ worth

How secondary factors shape cryptocurrencies’ worth

The more secure a smart contract platform is, the likelier it is to capture market share. This is a secondary driver of value for a protocol and its cryptocurrency that can have a significant, but...
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Digital Nugget: Is low volatility a buy signal?

Digital Nugget: Is low volatility a buy signal?

Extremes of low volatility in the crypto market have historically been followed by strong upside performance. Despite Bitcoin experiencing its largest daily move since mid-March last week, volatility...
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House View August

Sygnum House View – Crypto market awaits clarity amid regulatory developments

The crypto market rallied mid-July on the news of a favourable ruling in Ripple’s case vs the SEC. This was, however, followed by a largely technical correction driven by options expiries,...
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Digital nugget: The crypto megatrend

The crypto megatrend

The primary long-term investment case for crypto is based on blockchain being a disruptive foundational technology, much like the internet was. Decentralised blockchain protocols providing the...
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Crypto market outlook H2

Crypto Market H2 Outlook

Leading institutions move into crypto Starting in 2020, the crypto market witnessed a wave of institutional interest, and the expected institutional flows were a key driver of the 2021 bull market....
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We break down the methodology used to determine the value of cryptocurrencies.

Decoding cryptocurrency valuation: Uncovering Bitcoin’s true value through methodical analysis

Peer into the depths of Bitcoin’s valuation maze. In this article, we employ the methodology to assess its worth as a currency and store-of-value, uncovering the crucial factors that unveil the...
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Exploring currency worth: Cryptocurrencies vs. fiat currencies

Exploring currency value: Cryptocurrencies versus fiat currencies

Cryptocurrencies get value from actual use through blockchain activities, while fiat currencies lose value with time due to inflation. We dive into these currency worlds to see how they shape our...
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Neglecting the demand side in Bitcoin valuation is an unreasonable approach.

Beyond the surface: Exploring valuation techniques for cryptocurrencies

In this excerpt of Sygnum’s research report Valuing crypto assets, we explore methodologies and other factors driving the accurate valuation of cryptocurrencies. This article is part of...
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There is little consensus so far about how to value cryptocurrencies.

6 reasons why it is hard to value cryptocurrencies

From decentralised ecosystems and diverse tokens to limited data and constant experimentation. Katalin Tischhauser, Head of Research at Sygnum, gives six reasons why valuing cryptocurrencies is like...
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Some cryptocurrencies surpass gold as quality store-of-value assets.

From crisis to cryptos: Assessing cryptocurrencies as store-of-value assets

Delving into the valuation of cryptocurrencies as stores of value, we explore their demand during crises, potential to gain market share from traditional safe-haven assets and the factors that...
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Sector snapshot Q2

Q2 2023 crypto market sector snapshot

This is our Q2 2023 crypto market sector snapshot, a report from our Sygnum investment research.  The second quarter brought remarkable growth and performance in the blockchain and crypto space....
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Cryto primer: Understanding crypto terminology

Crypto primer: Understanding crypto terminology

Ever wonder why English spelling makes no sense? Some sounds like numb and not at all like home. Bomb, comb and tomb do not sound the same, nor do bury and fury. You can pronounce lead in two ways...
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Sector valuation - engagement

How high community engagement translates into project growth

Assessing the fair value of tokens involves modelling how projects capture values. In this excerpt of Sygnum’s research report Valuing crypto assets, we explore how high community engagement with a...
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Sygnum House View - Jul

Sygnum House View – Bitcoin ETF filing ushers in a bullish era

The crypto market continued the previous month’s downtrend in June on negative developments such as the SEC’s lawsuit against the largest crypto exchange, Binance. After a -10 percent fall the...
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Sector valuation report - Mature

6-step strategy to assess crypto growth: Finding sector trends in innovation cycle

Valuing crypto assets relies on accurately forecasting growth, and monitoring project specific data is crucial to this. We have identified five essential project-specific information and data to...
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Valuation report - Onchain

Unlocking growth forecasts: 5 key data points to track for valuing crypto assets

Valuing crypto assets relies on accurately forecasting growth, and monitoring project specific data is crucial to this. We have identified five essential project-specific information and data to...
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Valuation report - understanding

How to forecast crypto growth: 3 key pillars of addressable markets

Valuing crypto assets relies on accurately forecasting growth, and understanding the market size is crucial for this. In this regard, we have identified three key pillars of addressable markets that...
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