There are several advantages of on-chain structured DeFi products over off-chain crypto index funds, like composability, self-custody, and governance power.
May 22 | 6 min read
This week, Owls have flown to Permissionless! We've also released JPG on Layer 2 and Councilmembers have been delegated tokens from two of our investors.
May 17 | 2 min read
Investors in cryptocurrency and other digital assets are interested in profiting from their holdings without having to sell outright. That’s where staking comes in.
Apr 28 | 5 min read
As its use cases expand, understanding DeFi will be key to providing and engaging in forward-thinking financial services. Learn what, why, and how to invest in DeFi.
Apr 26 | 7 min read
The Index Coop is thrilled to announce the launch of its NFT Index: JPG! The JPG NFT Index provides broad exposure to premier NFT collections.
Apr 20 | 4 min read
MVI Token Guide: Axie Infinity (AXS) — what it is, who created it, AXS governance & tokenomics and reason for inclusion in the Metaverse Index (MVI).
Apr 15 | 4 min read
To celebrate the launch of icETH, Index Coop is holding a competition to crown a new community Meme Lord/Lordess. Voting is taking place within our Discord.
Apr 13 | 2 min read
MVI Token Guide: ENJIN — what it is, who created it, ENJIN governance & tokenomics and reason for inclusion in the Metaverse Index (MVI).
Apr 13 | 5 min read
The Bankless DeFi Innovation Index (BED) methodology guide examines the criteria that determine the $BED composition, token inclusion critera and index maintenance
Apr 11 | 5 min read
The Index Coop Governance Nest is in full swing as we strive to build a robust governance operation. This report chronicles governance activity for March, 2022.
Apr 7 | 4 min read
Interest Compounding ETH Index (icETH) gives exposure to the staking yield on Ethereum. It's important for users to understand how icETH works, its risks and returns
Apr 7 | 5 min read
It’s an exciting week at Index Coop! We’re launching a new structured product, icETH, that helps you earn a yield on ETH. We also elected the 2nd Index Council!
Apr 6 | 3 min read
In this post we'll examine the practice of "investment stewardship" in traditional finance, and compare it to the practice metagovernance in DeFi.
Apr 6 | 10 min read
Want price exposure to ETH, as well as a maximized yield on your investment? icETH leveraged position enables a real return of around 3x of unlevered stETH position
Apr 5 | 3 min read
Index Coop is excited to announce the launch of its first yield product! icETH provides an enhanced yield on ETH using a leverage liquid staking strategy.
Apr 5 | 5 min read
DeFi Pulse Index (DPI) and the Index Coop's governance token (INDEX) available on Gemini a regulated cryptocurrency exchange making it simple to buy digital assets
Mar 31 | 3 min read
This week, learn how to safely trade into Index products and keep your crypto secure with Argent, an innovative, non-custodial wallet.
Mar 30 | 3 min read
DPI, our flagship DeFi Pulse Index offering, and INDEX, our governance token, are now supported on Gemini, the largest provider of on-chain crypto investing tokens.
Mar 30 | 3 min read
This week, we’re excited to announce that Index Coop products are now available on zkSync with Argent. We’re also launching BTC2x-FLI-P and iBTC-FLI-P.
Mar 16 | 3 min read
March 16 2022 - The Index Coop announce partnership with ZigZag exchange and Argent to make it easier to access our DeFi Index products on Argent mobile interface
Mar 16 | 2 min read
Learn how to buy $DPI $MVI $DATA $BED $GMI now listed on Argent zkSync, one-tap exposure to crypto asset investments for fees as low as $0.20. Download the App today
Mar 15 | 5 min read
BTC2x-FLI and iBTC-FLI Flexible Leverage Indices launch on Polygon to let you leverage a collateralized debt position in a safe and efficient way, at lower cost.
Mar 11 | 4 min read
Learn how to receive Index Coop governance notifications via Discord, Twitter, and Snapshot for standard IIPs, Product IIP, MetaGovernance votes and elections
Mar 11 | 3 min read
Metagovernance Case Study: learn how FEI used a $4 million purchase of Index Coop's governance token (INDEX) to lever into a $36 million dollar vote on AAVE
Mar 11 | 7 min read
There are several differences between the BTC2x-FLI token on Ethereum main net and the BTC2x-FLI-P token on Polygon and it is important to know the difference.
Mar 11 | 3 min read
DPI Token Guide: Ren Project (REN) — what it is, who created it, REN governance & tokenomics and reason for inclusion in the DeFi Pulse Index (DPI).
Mar 10 | 5 min read
Web3 enables a new data economy through the decentralized internet that shifts ownership and power back to users and away from monolithic platforms
Mar 10 | 7 min read
DPI Token Guide: Kyber Network Crystal (KNC) — what it is, who created it, KNC governance & tokenomics and reason for inclusion in the DeFi Pulse Index (DPI).
Mar 10 | 4 min read
DPI Token Guide: Synthetix (SNX) — what it is, who created it, SNX governance & tokenomics and reason for inclusion in the DeFi Pulse Index (DPI).
Mar 10 | 4 min read
DPI Token Guide: Maker (MKR) what it is, who created it, MKR governance & tokenomics and reason for inclusion in the DeFi Pulse Index (DPI).
Mar 10 | 5 min read
DPI Token Guide: Loopring (LRC) — what it is, who created it, LRC governance & tokenomics and reason for inclusion in the DeFi Pulse Index (DPI).
Mar 10 | 4 min read
Our new, Index Coop-native blog is live! And we're also proud to explain our Dynamic Staking Model, a unique way we tackle DAO compensation and community ownership.
Mar 9 | 3 min read
GMI Token Guide: Alchemix (ALCX) what it is, who created it, what makes it stand out and reasons for inclusion in the Bankless DeFi Innovation Index (GMI).
Mar 9 | 8 min read
You don't have to vote on every initiative put forth by the Index Coop. Instead, you can delegate your $INDEX votes to a trusted contributor.
Mar 8 | 3 min read
Index Coop Head of Finance, Matthew Graham, explains what's going on behind the scenes when you purchase products like The DeFi Pulse Index (DPI)
Mar 7 | 2 min read
CB Insights this week named Index Coop to its second annual Blockchain 50, which showcases the 50 most promising blockchain and crypto companies in the world.
Mar 2 | 3 min read
Metaverse Index ($MVI) Methodologist, AG talks Metaverse and MVI, the potential forms a Metaverse might take, centralisation vs decentralisation and interoperability
Mar 1 | 4 min read
DPI Token Guide: Compound (COMP) — what it is, who created it, COMP governance & tokenomics and reason for inclusion in the Defi Pulse Index (DPI).
Feb 23 | 5 min read
Matthew Graham explains his background, his journey through crypto, and some insights into the process of building out the Index Coop's financial reporting
Feb 22 | 3 min read
DPI token productivity guide introduces DeFi Pulse Index (DPI) holders to liquidity provision, borrowing and lending, and collateral debt positions.
Feb 20 | 5 min read
The Metaverse Index (MVI) methodology guide examines the rules and criteria that determine the $MVI composition, token inclusion criteria and index maintenance
Feb 16 | 8 min read
Allan Gulley, our Co-Lead of Automated Index Products, dives into the details of FLI discussing the benefits, latest inverse releases, and the long term vision
Feb 15 | 7 min read
The major advantage of launching MATIC2x-FLI-P on Polygon is the much lower cost to transact on the network. Learn how to issue MATIC-FLI on the Polygon Network.
Feb 14 | 2 min read
GMI Token Guide: Reflexer Finance (FLX) — what it is, who created it, why it stands out and reasons for inclusion in the Bankless DeFi Innovation Index (GMI)
Feb 11 | 6 min read
MVI Token Guide: Rarible (RARI) ERC-20 token, what it is, who created it, RARI governance & tokenomics and reason for inclusion in the Metaverse Index (MVI)
Feb 9 | 5 min read
The Flexible Leverage Index (FLI) lets you leverage a collateralized debt position in a safe and efficient way, by abstracting its management into a simple index
Feb 8 | 2 min read
GMI Token Guide: Ribbon Finance (RBN) — what it is, who created it, why it stands out for inclusion in the Bankless DeFi Innovation Index (GMI)
Feb 3 | 6 min read
DPI Token Guide: Aave (AAVE) ERC-20 token what it is, who created it, AAVE governance & tokenomics and reason for inclusion in the Defi Pulse Index (DPI).
Feb 2 | 4 min read
In this episode of our Community Highlight series Mike Taormina explains how he got into crypto, the advantages of a DAO, future of the DeFi and more
Feb 1 | 4 min read
GMI Token Guide: Maple Finance (MPL) — what it is, who created it, MPL tokenomics and reason for inclusion in the Bankless DeFi Innovation Index (GMI).
Jan 27 | 5 min read
Mike Taormina x Animal Spirits podcast to explain everything you need to know about DeFi, DAOs, and investing in on-chain crypto indices
Jan 25 | 32 min read
Admittedly, bonds are not the most exciting topic in finance, Low yields, opaque markets, and decades-long maturities don’t capture the imagination of investors
Jan 20 | 5 min read
DPI is the leading on-chain index fund for getting exposure to decentralised finance. Invest in 17 governance tokens across DeFi through a single token.
Jan 18 | 2 min read
Decentralized exchanges, centralized exchanges, and wallets offer different opportunities for people to buy and store cryptocurrency.
Jan 17 | 2 min read
DPI Token Guide: Yearn.finance (YFI) — what it is, who created it, YFI governance & tokenomics and reason for inclusion in the Defi Pulse Index (DPI).
Jan 14 | 4 min read
Fundamentals of crypto, what a blockchain is, types of blockchain, public properties and the role of cryptocurrecies $BTC $ETH and crypto index products
Jan 13 | 4 min read
Index Coop Head of Institutional Business, Mike Taormina, has the answer. The Index Cooperative is the leading source for on-chain crypto index funds
Jan 11 | 1 min read
The Bankless DeFi Innovation Index ($GMI) is a simple composite index including promising early stage DeFi projects which are not yet considered “blue chip”
Jan 6 | 6 min read
DeFi 101: we touch on the origins of decentralized finance (DeFi), its major use cases and benefits, future potential of DeFi and how traditional finance compares
Jan 6 | 5 min read
January 4 2022 - BitGo expands Index Cooperative partnership from $DPI to include support for $MVI, $BED, and $DATA - Index Coop's full thematic product suite.
Jan 4 | 2 min read
ATTENTION: It important to know the difference between the ETH2x-FLI token on Ethereum Mainnet vs Polygon if you plan on using either token in your trading strategy
Dec 10 | 3 min read
ETH 2x Flexible Leverage Index (ETH2x-FLI-P) on Polygon (ERC-20) enables traders to automate leveraged exposure targeting a 2x exposure to the underlying asset
Dec 9 | 4 min read
Data Economy Index ($DATA) is a basket of 7 tokens that gives investors passive exposure to some of the most significant innovators in the data economy
Nov 23 | 4 min read
DAO 101: All Decentralized Autonomous Organization are growing and as a leading DeFi DAO Index Coop shares insight on how you can join and contribute to a DAO
Nov 19 | 3 min read
Skeptisism about Crypto and digital assest wanes as major financial institutes hire crypto talent signalling that investing in digital assets is now a priority
Nov 10 | 3 min read
DAO treasury diversification insights: what treasuries are holding, the purpose of treasuries, why diversification matters and several DAO treasury considerations
Nov 4 | 4 min read
Data Economy Index ($DATA) tracks performance of data protocols, is the first index capturing the growth of the web3 data economy including non Ethereum-based tokens
Oct 28 | 6 min read
New to decentralized finance (DeFi), cryptocurrency, blockchain, or Web3? This glossary can help dechiper common index product terms, abbreviations and acronyms
Oct 21 | 5 min read
This week, the first Bitcoin ETF, ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF ($BITO), began trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Here, we talk details and pros and cons.
Oct 21 | 4 min read
Learn why flexibility matters and about the leverage positions, price impacts, gas costs and volatitily drift that impact flexible leverage index products.
Oct 14 | 4 min read
Index Coop and Bitwise are two early entrants in the cryptocurrency index fund space. We compare their different product structure, fees, and investor requirements
Oct 11 | 4 min read
Bankless (BED) Index: 5 reasons to buy BED, who created and maintains BED? how does it work? token inclusions criteria, three typical risks & how to buy BED
Sep 28 | 7 min read
Index Coop products are designed to make dealing with taxes on your decentralized finance products easier through simplified reporting and tax-free rebalancing.
Sep 21 | 3 min read
Learn about the Defi Pulse Index ($DPI) methodology by Defi Pulse who establish the selection criteria for token inclusion and token weights in the index.
Sep 15 | 3 min read
Learn about Set Protocol architecture and how it's intelligently leveraged to deliver the DeFi Pulse Index and other Index Coop index, leveraged and inverse products
Sep 10 | 2 min read
Composability within the Ethereum blockchain enables fully leveraged index (FLI) tokens to create 2x exposure to underlying assets with the use of leverage, or debt.
Sep 2 | 3 min read
Automatic Rebalancing is the process of buying or selling assets to return your portfolio to a target weighting which can mitigate risk and save you time & gas fees
Aug 27 | 3 min read
DPI-ETH liquidity mining program details detailing four key consideration assumptions and step-by-step guide on how to stake your DPI-ETH Uniswap v3 LP position NFT
Aug 20 | 4 min read
MVI Token List: 16 current tokens in the Metaverse Index (MVI) designed to capture trend of entertainment, sports, and business shifting to virtual environment
Aug 19 | 3 min read
Discover four reasons to use Flexible Leverage Index (FLI) tradable ERC-20 tokens to access double (2x) exposure on cryptocurrencies including ETH BTC MATIC.
Aug 15 | 6 min read
$DPI is up +160.0% year-to-date through the end of July. Market remained within a narrow trading range with recent rebounds heralded as a potential trend reversal
Aug 13 | 3 min read
Quick list of tax tips for U.S. based Index Coop contributors earning $INDEX tokens or stablecoins. This information is not financial or tax advice.
Aug 10 | 5 min read
Understanding how FLI products perform to deliver leveraged or inverse exposure to ETH, BTC, MATIC plus the benefits and risks associated with leveraged positions
Aug 5 | 3 min read
Defi Pulse Index (DPI): 3 reasons to buy DPI, who created and maintains DPI? how does it work? 5 reasons that make DPI unique, what are the risks & how to buy DPI
Jul 30 | 7 min read
Discover the five advantages of the Defi Pulse Index (DPI) and gain insight on token selection criteria, index rebalancing and how to buy $DPI
Jul 30 | 4 min read
Because the Index Cooperative’s products are composed of other products, it holds voting positions on those products. This is what is referred to as “Metagovernance”
Jul 15 | 3 min read
Structured DeFi products while similar to traditional Exchange Traded Funds (EFT) offer additional crypto-native benefits of composability, marginality and liquidity
Jul 13 | 4 min read
Discover 10 key parameters that affect the functionality of FLI products from Index Coop - leveraged or inverse tokens to ETH, BTC, MATIC and more
Jul 9 | 8 min read
Year-to-date through the end of June, $DPI is up +138.0%, $BTC is up +21.2%, and $ETH is up +208.6% as the market continued to consolidate following the May rout
Jul 7 | 3 min read
Warning: Investors need to understand the four performance and four technical risks inherent in flexible leverage index (FLI) products
Jun 29 | 5 min read
There are three main ways you can acquire $INDEX: purchase $INDEX from an exchange, participate in liquidity mining programs or contribute to the Index Coop DAO
Jun 22 | 3 min read
Minimise slippage with exchange issuance, compared to typical DEX trades, can be more cost-efficient large trades by minting DPI from the underlying index components
Jun 18 | 2 min read
Learn how volatility drift affects holders of FLI tokens, as you hold them through bull, bear and flat markets, with different volatility characteristics
Jun 11 | 7 min read
The drawdown in May was one of the quickest liquidation events in the history of crypto. $DPI fell -24.6% and is -37.9% away from the May 14th 2021 high
Jun 9 | 4 min read
Learn about $INDEX, the governance token of the Index Coop - a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) which launches and maintains onchain index products.
Jun 4 | 3 min read
Quick tips on how to buy Index Coop products using both fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies on decentralised (DEX) and centralised (CEX) exchanges.
May 27 | 2 min read
May 24 2021 ETH2x-FLI is currently trading at a premium on secondary markets as demand from buyers exceeds supply. We explain why and actions undertaken to resolve
May 24 | 5 min read
BTC2x-FLI is a structured product in ERC20 format that enables traders to automate a target leveraged exposure in a completely decentralized manner.
May 11 | 4 min read
Flexible Leverage Index (FLI, pronounced “fly”) is a structured ERC20 product that enables traders to automate a target leveraged exposure in a decentralized manner
Mar 17 | 4 min read
To encourage new products, the Coop has allocated 7.5% of the entire $INDEX treasury to go towards Methodologists that successfully launch products with the Coop
Jan 7 | 5 min read
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