This website started after it became overwhelming to answer all the many questions friends and family had about blockchain and cryptocurrency over email. Instead, we started a website – a place we could refer people to and also a community from which we could learn from other smart people.

Regardless, the Federal Trade Commission in the US and General Data Protection Regulation in the EU require that websites make it clear wherever there could be hidden interests afoot.

As per the rules, Coin Profile would be required to disclose every time we interviewed someone and they offered to pick up the bill, or if we use an Amazon link that gets us 5 cents instead of 0 cents. Free T-shirt? Same deal. This would make the website a tiresome read, so instead we offer a full disclosure here.

To cover our backs in every instance, please understand that we use affiliate links in order to monetize the site. We don’t recommend anything we haven’t tried, tested and believe in, but rules are rules.

Please also understand that none of the content here should be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Our affiliates, employees, writers and subcontractors are all investors in the crypto space and from time to time may or may not have (but of course mostly do have) holdings in the coins, tokens or projects they cover. Please don’t be stupid and conduct your own research before investing in any cryptocurrency.

What’s the HIVE Index?

The HIVE Index is a cryptocurrency fund that is managed by contributors to Coin Profile. It is not hand-picked but instead aggregates the collective expertise of all the crypto fund managers on the ICONOMI investment platform.


The HIVE Index holds the top 25 crypto assets on ICONOMI – ranked by the combined dollar holdings of each asset in all the other funds on the platform.

If Coin Profile covers a crypto project that is part of the HIVE Index, it is because the combined wisdom of all fund managers on the platform has validated its suitability as an investment.