Goldman Sachs, MSCI, and Coin Metrics collaborate to create a new framework for the classification of digital assets.
A standardized view of the digital assets market
Designed to provide a consistent, standardized way to help market participants view and analyze the digital assets ecosystem, creating an increased level of transparency into how the market is moving.
Industry-leading expertise
Combining expertise from leading firms in digital assets and financial markets, to create a classification system for the digital assets market.
Standardized view of the market
A relevant universe of assets organized into a well-defined classification framework that market participants can utilize to consistently track major categories in digital assets.
Foundation for performance analysis
A tool to understand digital assets and their attributes, identify trends and opportunities, and measure exposure by class, sector and sub-sector to uncover drivers of performance and risk.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are coins and tokens classified?
What is the general structure of datonomy and what do the different levels represent?
How can market participants track and monitor market trends?
How is datonomy governed?
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Media highlights
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The Street
Goldman Sachs’ New Digital Asset Classification System Fills a Gaping Hole in the Digital Finance Ecosystem
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With over 50 years of expertise in research, data and technology, MSCI powers better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. MSCI creates industry-leading, research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.
Coin Metrics
Coin Metrics organizes the world’s crypto data to make it transparent and accessible. Built from the start to be institutional grade, Coin Metrics is deeply embedded across the digital assets ecosystem to set the industry standard for cryptoasset data. 
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