Crypto Clarified: Navigating opportunities and risks in the crypto space

Benjamin Dean

March 4, 2024

Benjamin is a Director in the Digital Assets team for WisdomTree. He focuses on overall digital asset strategy, research and external relations. Prior to joining the company Ben was Cyber Catastrophe Lead at Hiscox Insurance Group. His prior work experience covered the opportunities and risks presented by emerging technologies for organisations including the OECD and the European Parliament. 
 Ben was a Fellow for Cybersecurity and received a Master of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He also graduated with honours from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences.

Navigating Crypto Opportunities with David Duong of Coinbase on Crypto Clarified

In the latest episode of Crypto Clarified, Benjamin Dean sits down with David Duong, the visionary Head of Institutional Research at Coinbase. Duong brings an unparalleled depth of insight into the crypto market’s current dynamics and its path forward, offering a unique blend of analytical prowess and market intuition.

About David Duong
David Duong’s professional journey is nothing short of impressive. With a rich background that spans across major financial institutions like HSBC and Santander, Duong has cultivated a profound understanding of market trends, macroeconomics, and quantitative modeling. Now at Coinbase, he leads the charge in demystifying the complex world of crypto for institutional clients, leveraging his expertise to illuminate the nuances of market views, tokenomics, and systematic trading strategies​​.

Insights from the Episode
This episode peers deep into the critical subjects shaping the future of crypto. The discussion covers the transformative potential of Layer 2 solutions on Ethereum, the burgeoning opportunities in crypto for the gaming industry, and the groundbreaking concepts of decentralized physical infrastructure networks and decentralized compute (DePIN). Additionally, Duong shares his insights on the intersection of AI and crypto, highlighting the innovative ways these technologies can converge to redefine the digital landscape​​​​.

Duong’s recent collaborative work, the “2024 Crypto Market Outlook,” further underscores his forward-thinking approach. In this comprehensive 83-page report, he charts the course for the crypto market’s evolution, noting the significant doubling of the total cryptocurrency market capitalization in 2023. This marks a pivotal departure from the so-called “crypto winter,” signaling a vibrant, innovative future for digital assets. Duong’s analysis points to a year of institutional investment focusing on Bitcoin, a reset in the macroeconomic framework favoring crypto, and a surge in real-world applications of blockchain technology​​​​.

A Glimpse into the Future
David Duong’s conversation with Benjamin Dean is more than just an interview; it’s a roadmap for navigating the ever-evolving crypto landscape. His perspectives on the interplay between traditional financial systems and digital assets, combined with his strategic outlook for 2024, equip listeners with the knowledge to make informed decisions in a market known for its volatility.

Download WisdomTree Prime here:

Listen to the New Episode on Spotify:

Watch the Full Crypto Clarified Episode Below: 

Stay in the know

Sign up to get our latest insights!

Similar Articles

Get the WisdomTree Prime™ app

Scan the QR Code to download the app.

WisdomTree Prime™ is available in:

We plan on being in all 50 states soon!
If we aren’t currently available in your state, join our waitlist below.

By clicking “Submit”, you acknowledge reading the privacy policy and disclosures.