The Chief Executive officer of BlackRock, a $7.43 Trillion asset management company, shifts his take on Bitcoin in the current dynamic landscape. BlackRock is an American-based global investment management company. It is also one of the three biggest Index Funds that captures the American markets. In a recent conversation with the former Governor of Bank of England, Larry Fink draws Bitcoin’s possibilities of capturing the global financial markets. According to the CNBC reports, Larry Fink conversed about Bitcoin at the Council of Foreign relations.
He pointed out how Bitcoin has captured big players’ attention; however, it’s a thin market. Although it’s an untested and relatively small market, various institutions are diving into the game to capture their virtual asset portion. It has caught not only the attention but also the imagination of various people.
“You see these big giant moves every day…it’s a thin market. Can in evolve into a global market? Possibly.”Larry Fink, CEO BlackRock
Larry Link also expressed concerns relating to the impact of digital currencies on the dollar. He elucidated that the wide usage of digital currency would lessen the dollar’s dependency not just for the Americans but globally.
Journey of Bitcoin alias digital gold from rags to riches
From what was considered as a scam, money laundering scheme to digital gold, Bitcoin has tasted all of it. The BlackRock CEO, Larry Fink, slammed bitcoin as a money laundering index back in 2017. He also claimed that Bitcoin as a cryptocurrency was not legitimate; hence governments would not allow regulating the same.
Contrastingly, Fink’s BlackRock Fund Advisors have indirectly included Bitcoin in their vast portfolio. The American asset management fund has exposure to MicroStrategy, the intelligence firm that hoards about 38,250 Bitcoins. Moreover, BlackRock Fund owns a sizeable amount of shares, with a current valuation summing up to $179.2 million (1,072,819 shares).
Bitcoin has gained momentum over recent months. It has out-performed all its previous highs in the quest to surge beyond measures. The crypto king gained a new all-time high by sky-rocketing to $19,918, surpassing people’s imaginations. Moreover, it has shown a tremendous increase of 160% year-to-date, leaving us speechless.
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