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Pension funds take up investing in Bitcoin

Grayscale CEO recently revealed the pension industry joining hedge funds and other institutional firms in gaining exposure to Bitcoin.

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Pension funds have already begun investing in the world’s most popular crypto asset, Bitcoin, according to the biggest crypto hedge fund firm, popularly known as Grayscale.

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In a recent Bloomberg interview, Grayscale CEO, Sonnenshein, disclosed on the pension industry joining hedge funds and other institutional firms in gaining exposure to Bitcoin through his firm portfolio, better known as Grayscale Bitcoin Trust.

READ: World biggest crypto hedge fund: Grayscale Crypto holdings now $9.8 billion

We’ve started to see participation not just from the hedge fund segment, which we’ve long seen participation from, but now it’s recently from other institutions, pensions, and endowments.

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  • Investors are increasing their cash flow investments to notable crypto hedge funds, who are prepared to pay a premium to buy and hold cryptos through the security of a regulated fund like Grayscale.
  • Grayscale Bitcoin Trust is a traditional investment vehicle with shares titled in the investors’ name, providing a familiar structure for financial and tax advisors and easy transferability to beneficiaries under estate laws.

READ: List of Cryptos outperforming Bitcoin, with weekly gains of over 100%

At press time, Grayscale net Assets Under Management, Holdings per Share, and Market Price per Share for its Investment Products totalled $24.5 billion. The sizes of allocations they are making are growing rapidly as well.

The chief Executive officer also gave details about the trust and how it could affect the overall Bitcoin market as regards pricing.

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Sonnenshein said:

  • “So there is definitely an argument to be made about Grayscale and really any other vehicle that may be removing Bitcoin from circulation and putting it into a financial product inherently increasing the scarcity of an already scarce asset. This is a verifiable scarce asset and so when there are mechanisms that are removing them from circulation, that’s inherently making it an even scarcer asset.”

READ: U.S investment giant, with $295 billion assets plans to buy Bitcoin

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Olumide Adesina is a France-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment trading. Follow Olumide on Twitter @tokunboadesina or email [email protected] He is a Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society.

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Bitcoin investors have reasons to be excited amid a significant amount of volatility prevailing at the flagship crypto market.

The number of Bitcoin holders in profit is about 94% as data retrieved from Glassnode, a crypto analytic firm, showed.

Bitcoin Percent Addresses in Profit (1w MA) just reached a 1-month low of 93.851%.

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At the time of drafting this report, Bitcoin traded at$32,640.90 with a daily trading volume of $63.8 billion. Bitcoin is up 5.03% for the day.

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“I expect Bitcoin to remain highly volatile to the downside in the new year, given the potential for more scrutiny and tighter regulation. That should see prices fall back from their record highs, with the prospect of increased regulation being the most important factor affecting Bitcoin in 2021.”

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