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

Digital Nugget: end of stablecoins

Digital Nugget: The end of the algorithmic stablecoin?

The Terra USD (ticker: UST) stablecoin losing its peg to the dollar likely marks the end of algorithmic stablecoins, or at least it will prevent them from reaching any meaningful market...
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Digital nugget - not the end of attractive crypto yields

Digital Nugget: Crypto yield trumps high-yield debt

The yields available in the crypto market offer higher returns with lower risk than high-yield bonds. In this article, we compare the relative risks. The relatively high interest rates available in...
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Yield Core solution

Yield Core solution

Zurich, 12 April 2022 – During this webinar, the Sygnum Asset Management team – Katalin Tischhauser, Markus Haemmerli, Stefan Edelmann – announce the launch of the Sygnum Yield Core...
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Digital Nugget: Generating income

Digital Nugget: Generating income in the crypto market

The crypto market offers numerous opportunities to earn a yield. Some opportunities parallel the traditional markets (such as a market for borrowing and lending yields, or for yields resembling...
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Digital Nugget: Raising rates

Digital Nugget: Are rising rates positive or negative for the crypto market?

The crypto market has exhibited close negative correlation with interest rate expectations over the last couple of months with a narrative taking hold that rising interest rates are bearish for...
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Learn more about Uniswap

Learn more about Uniswap

Uniswap is the most successful implementation of a decentralised exchange to date. It was launched in November 2018, after just a year of development by a mechanical engineer, Hayden Adams, who...
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Learn more about Bitcoin

Learn more about Bitcoin

The culmination of prior efforts and research dating back to 1982 by cryptographers, the National Security Agency, and renowned computer scientists, Bitcoin was the first decentralised cryptocurrency...
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Learn more about Litecoin

Learn more about Litecoin

Litecoin was created by “forking” (copying) bitcoin in October 2011 and applying a simpler mining algorithm. Litecoin aimed to be a better medium of exchange by offering faster transaction...
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Learn more about BCH

Learn more about Bitcoin Cash

Improving bitcoin’s ability to handle large transaction volumes at high speed and low cost has been a technological challenge since the launch of the protocol. How best to achieve this eventually...
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Learn more about ETH

Learn more about Ethereum

2012 to 2014 was a period when a lot of innovative designs were proposed for cryptocurrencies, seeking to improve on the original concept of Bitcoin. The insight of the founder of Tezos was that the...
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Learn more about XTZ

Learn more about Tezos

After the creation of Bitcoin, the Ethereum white paper contained the most important insight that kickstarted the blockchain megatrend. Published in 2013, it expressed early Bitcoin adopter and...
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Learn more about AAVE

Learn more about Aave

Aave was founded by a Finnish lawyer with an interest in RegTech. It was one of the first crypto lending platforms, launched as ETHLend in 2017. The project was funded by a successful ICO, raising...
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Learn more about MATIC

Learn more about Polygon

Three Indian software experts joined forces in late 2017 to address the already then apparent scalability problems and congestion on the Ethereum blockchain. The project, initially called MATIC, was...
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Digital nugget - M&A in crypto assets - the next trend

Digital Nugget: M&A in crypto assets – the next trend?

After isolated examples in the past, 2021 saw the beginnings of a trend towards mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the crypto asset market. In this article, we consider what M&A mean...
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Digital Asset Outlook 2022 Preview: User adoption

Digital Asset Outlook 2022 Preview: Investor fund flows

In the second of a series of previews of Sygnum’s Digital Asset Outlook 2022 to be published in January, we move our focus to investor fund flows. The crypto asset class stands at an inflection...
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Digital Nugget: Meme coin

Digital Nugget: Meme coins – All bark, no bite

2021 was not only the year of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and NFTs, but also of meme coins such as Dogecoin, SHIBA INU, and Safemoon. This has been a puzzling phenomenon: why do these tokens exist and why...
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Digital Nugget: Factors behind crypto returns scaled

Digital Nugget: Factors behind crypto returns – an introduction to sentiment scores

Sentiment scores can give short-term indications about market direction. In this article, we outline an approach to sentiment scores for cryptocurrencies – one of several factors that can be...
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Does crypto have an energy problem?

Does crypto have an energy problem?

A report from Sygnum Bank on Bitcoin’s energy challenges and the emergence of green blockchains. Bitcoin’s high energy consumption is an often used criticism against the world’s first...
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