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S12 E7: Grayscale Global Head of ETFs Dave LaValle Discusses Crypto

Dave LaValle, Managing Director and Global Head of ETFs at Grayscale Investments, the largest crypto asset manager in the world, discusses the fast-evolving space of digital assets with Sherman Show hosts Jeffrey Sherman and Samuel Lau. Mr. LaValle first briefly describes his career in finance, which began with a finance course while he was a pre-med theology major in college (0:38). Launching into his subject matter, he explains how the road for a crypto asset to become a digital currency first involves, its first becoming a store of value, a process that is under way (6:47). Among his views on crypto, Mr. LaValle says (13:46), “Bitcoin is established and has strong market cap. Ethereum is established and very strong market cap.” He discusses strategies for managing or offsetting risk in this speculative space (14:31). In response to the slowness of traditional financial professionals to respond to interest in the digital assets (22:31), Mr. LaValle points out that investors are finding their own ways to invest in them. This segment of the Sherman Show was recorded April 11, 2022.

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