Joel Hugentobler

Analyst, Cryptocurrency

Joel’s research focuses on the development of digital assets and cryptocurrency as a new asset class. His areas of interest include the adoption of cryptocurrency and digital assets in investment and wealth management strategies. Joel helps clients make sense of the growth of cryptocurrency and digital asset markets.

Prior to joining Javelin, Joel worked as a DeFi analyst and trader at Imperial Asset Management. He has worked in the mortgage industry and in traditional financial markets as a stockbroker. Joel graduated from the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He has grown passionate about the digital asset space since he first got involved in 2016.

Latest Insights

March, 2024
Javelin Report
Identity as a Digital Asset: Tokenizing the Self

Decentralized technologies, including blockchain, provide a secure foundation for building identity solutions that are not only secure but also provide users with the ability to co...

January, 2024
Javelin Report
Bitcoin ETFs: Bringing the Investment Discussion Back

The Security and Exchange Commission’s approval of several exchange-traded funds tied to bitcoin led to a sigh of relief in the cryptocurrency industry. Indeed, the move—which came...

December, 2023
Javelin Report
Roles of Digital Assets Within Investment Strategies

As various cohorts of investors look for ways to outperform equities and inflation, an increasing number are turning toward products within the digital asset ecosystem. Participati...


August, 2023
We will explore CBDCs, discuss the global state of digital currencies, and consider the potential be...

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