Solactive partners with CoinMarketCap to create Cryptocurrency Benchmark Indices

  • Mar 21, 2019

Solactive has announced that CoinMarketCap has joined forces with the German index provider to create new Cryptocurrency Benchmark Indices, labelled CMC Crypto 200 Index.

Initially, two indices are at the starting line covering 200 crypto currencies, with one index including the top cryptocurrencies by market capitalization and one subversion excluding the most prominent cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC).

Solactive will provide index calculation of CoinMarketCap using CMC’s data, which incorporates pricing from more than 200 crypto exchanges. The direct access to CMC’s crypto market data allows Solactive to provide tailormade index solutions for its clients going forward.

The first version of the CoinMarketCap Index – powered by Solactive is a market capitalization-weighted index consisting of the top 200 cryptocurrencies, which make up for more than 90% of global crypto market capitalization, a market currently worth over USD 120 bn. The rationale behind the ex-BTC version of the index is to display the general market conditions in the crypto-currency space while at the same time avoiding market bias through the market’s focus currency Bitcoin, which to date contributes to nearly 51% of all global trading volume.

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