отчет: World's Biggest Asset Manager BlackRock Exploring Bitcoin

отчет: Самый большой в мире Asset Manager BlackRock Изучение Bitcoin

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Global investment management company BlackRock is reportedly mulling a move into bitcoin.

According to a Financial News London доклад on Monday, the New York-based asset manager has now set up a working group to look into ways it cantake advantageof cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, as well as to monitor what rivals are doing in the space.

Citing sources close to the matter, the article says that the working group is comprised of different divisions from within BlackRock, and may be looking at the possibility of a bitcoin ETF.

Soon after the news broke, bitcoin’s price rose sharply from $6,360 в $6,646 in just two hours – a gain of over $280.

While BlackRock only acknowledged a general investigation into blockchain when asked by Financial News, the possible move into bitcoin futures would not come entirely as a surprise.

The company’s CEO Larry Fink has made positive comments about cryptocurrency in the past, saying in October 2017 that he was abig believerin bitcoin, though he also also cautioned that it isan index for money laundering.

С тех пор, in February, the firm has said it envisions a wider role for cryptocurrencies in the future, and that blockchain has promise despite some obstacles.

Как сообщает CoinDesk, global chief investment strategist Richard Turnill said at the time in a company report:

We see cryptocurrencies potentially becoming more widely used in the future as the market matures. Yet for now we believe they should only be considered by those who can stomach potentially complete losses. Similarly, blockchain needs to overcome significant hurdles to reach its promising future.

According to online sources, BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager, имеющий $6.3 trillion in assets under management, according to figures from December 2017.

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Лидер в blockchain новостей, CoinDesk является средством массовой информации, которое стремится к самым высоким журналистским стандартам и соблюдает строгий набор редакционной политики. CoinDesk является независимой операционной дочерней компании Digital Group валюты, который инвестирует в cryptocurrencies и blockchain стартапов.

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