Over the past few months, there has been a strong uptick in institutions adopting Bitcoin and crypto-assets.
Institutional investors are accumulating vast amounts of Bitcoin. 62,972 Bitcoin has been added to Grayscale's Bitcoin Trust over the past 12 weeks. Over the same time frame, 125,368 BTC was mined.
That’s to say, a single firm on behalf of its institutional clients was responsible for buying 50% of all the BTC mined over the past three months.
Adding other venues like Bakkt and spot markets into the mix, and it’s clear that there is strong demand for cryptocurrency from Wall Street players.
According to Fidelity Investments, there are three reasons why institutions have suddenly increased their involvement in the crypto industry.
On June 9th, $2 trillion asset manager Fidelity Investments released its second annual survey of institutional investors on digital assets.
Along with discovering that 36% of institutional respondents have some sort of exposure to the crypto market, the survey found the reasons why Wall Street sees promise in this market. They are as follows:
- Cryptocurrencies are largely uncorrelated with other asset classes.
- Cryptocurrencies and blockchains are “an innovative technology play”.
- Digital assets have “high potential upside”.
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