Lars Hoffmann is a Research Analyst at The Block. He conducts project- and market-specific research at the firm, with a primary focus on emerging markets, cryptocurrency exchanges, and decentralized finance. He also oversees the hiring processes of research analysts and interns. Prior to this, Hoffmann worked with Credit Suisse where he optimized and hedged portfolios for private clients in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa. He was also responsible for structured and priced derivatives for institutional clients at BNP Paribas.