Demelza Hays is the director of research at Cointelegraph. Over the last eight years, she has authored over 20 analytical reports on digital assets and managed two regulated cryptocurrency funds. She was a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient in Europe in 2019 and a U.S. State Department Fulbright Scholar from 2012 to 2013. She completed her Ph.D. in business economics at the University of Liechtenstein in 2021. Inspired by her work in wealth management, her dissertation explored the role of cryptocurrency within a diversified portfolio. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, tennis and sailing.