OUR RESEARCH TEAM

  Greg Cipolaro   Greg Cipolaro is  CEO  of Digital Asset Research and brings a traditional Wall Street investment background to the company. He was previously at Balyasny Asset Management where he covered Internet, Media, and Telecom companies for a market neutral portfolio. He helped manage hedge fund and long-only portfolios at Robeco Investment Management, where he served as a Principal and covered a variety of technology sectors. He started his career on the sell side, with two top-rated Institutional Investor Magazine research teams, both covering technology sectors. He holds two degrees from Cornell University, a BS in Electrical Engineering from the College of Engineering and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Greg Cipolaro

Greg Cipolaro is CEO of Digital Asset Research and brings a traditional Wall Street investment background to the company. He was previously at Balyasny Asset Management where he covered Internet, Media, and Telecom companies for a market neutral portfolio. He helped manage hedge fund and long-only portfolios at Robeco Investment Management, where he served as a Principal and covered a variety of technology sectors. He started his career on the sell side, with two top-rated Institutional Investor Magazine research teams, both covering technology sectors. He holds two degrees from Cornell University, a BS in Electrical Engineering from the College of Engineering and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management.

           
  Lucas Nuzzi   Lucas Nuzzi is the  Director of Technology Research  at Digital Asset Research and leads our analysis of the technology of cryptocurrencies. Since 2012, he has written extensively about Bitcoin and digital currency protocols, including analyzing the economic models and technical implementations of many digital tokens. Prior to Digital Asset Research, Lucas worked with Thompson Management Horizons, an international management consulting firm where he oversaw the development of consortium blockchain technologies for enterprise and government institutions. He has also conducted commodities derivative research and product development for CME Group in New York. Lucas received a BBA Cum Laude from Pace University in Finance and Economics with a focus on CS. He also attended the Universidade Estadual de Campinas. 

Lucas Nuzzi

Lucas Nuzzi is the Director of Technology Research at Digital Asset Research and leads our analysis of the technology of cryptocurrencies. Since 2012, he has written extensively about Bitcoin and digital currency protocols, including analyzing the economic models and technical implementations of many digital tokens. Prior to Digital Asset Research, Lucas worked with Thompson Management Horizons, an international management consulting firm where he oversaw the development of consortium blockchain technologies for enterprise and government institutions. He has also conducted commodities derivative research and product development for CME Group in New York. Lucas received a BBA Cum Laude from Pace University in Finance and Economics with a focus on CS. He also attended the Universidade Estadual de Campinas. 

           
  Matthew Gertler   Matthew Gertler is a  Senior Analyst and Counsel  at Digital Asset Research. His legal work focuses on the emerging laws and regulations concerning cryptocurrencies and digital assets such as blockchains and other distributed ledger technologies. Matt is also a frequent speaker on the legal and compliance issues surrounding digital assets. Before joining Digital Asset Research he was a finance associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, an associate at Promontory Financial Group and worked in-house for the financial technology companies Venmo and Earnest. Matthew holds a BA in Economics and History from University of California, Los Angeles and a JD/MBA from University of Southern California. He is a member and former Vice President of the Digital Currency Council.

Matthew Gertler

Matthew Gertler is a Senior Analyst and Counsel at Digital Asset Research. His legal work focuses on the emerging laws and regulations concerning cryptocurrencies and digital assets such as blockchains and other distributed ledger technologies. Matt is also a frequent speaker on the legal and compliance issues surrounding digital assets. Before joining Digital Asset Research he was a finance associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, an associate at Promontory Financial Group and worked in-house for the financial technology companies Venmo and Earnest. Matthew holds a BA in Economics and History from University of California, Los Angeles and a JD/MBA from University of Southern California. He is a member and former Vice President of the Digital Currency Council.

           

OUR APPROACH

The dramatic rise of cryptocurrency and blockchain has led to a growing appetite for authoritative, unbiased research into a new, complex and often misunderstood class of assets. To make informed investment decisions, institutional investors and business professionals need reliable insights on cryptocurrency valuations, security and legal issues, and investment suitability, among other factors. 

 

Digital Asset Research is a truly independent provider of research and analysis on the key factors that impact cryptocurrency investing. We’re not affiliated with any digital currency or platform. Cryptocurrency research is all we do—we’re committed to providing comprehensive, penetrating and insightful subject matter expertise in a dynamic marketplace.


RESEARCH PROCESS

DAR’s Research Team publishes timely and in-depth analysis of tokens and blockchain-related assets, initial coin offerings (ICOs), platforms, related market and regulatory developments, and other investment drivers. Our exhaustive research process consists of four key elements:

Collect – Monitor a comprehensive array of information sources, including issuer news, communities (e.g. Reddit, GitHub, and Slack), industry events, and a network of subject matter experts. 

Confirm – Conduct 360° diligence on each token, including white papers, code, team, use-case, network, community and cybersecurity.

Analyze – Provide quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the token, network effects, risk factors, likelihood of security classification and a backtest against historic problems to assess investability. 

Review – Regularly update research reports to ensure they remain relevant based on changing market conditions and token maturity.