Dr. Lynne Weber, Managing Director in the Strategic Value Advisory practice of Duff & Phelps, will be presenting “Valuation of Cryptoassets: The New Frontier” on June 20 at 10 a.m.(PDT) at the ASA/USC 14th Annual Fair Value Conference.
Digital assets (cryptoassets) are becoming more accepted and are being used and transacted for more purposes. But markets for cryptoassets currently cannot be described as mature. Prices for such assets – even when available – generally differ across exchanges, and the exchanges are often poorly regulated, without adequate safeguards against price manipulation or conflicts of interest, with thin trading, volatile prices and/or long latency periods. This raises a number of interesting questions.
In Dr. Weber’s presentation, she will describe the various types of cryptoassets and proposed methodologies to value them. She will address issues that make valuation more difficult in this space and discuss how to address them including topics such as (un)reliability of market pricing, techniques to cross-check valuation conclusions, blockage and illiquidity discounts and risks to consider in determining an income approach discount rate.