- BlackRock Inc. has introduced a spot bitcoin private trust for institutional clients in the US.
- According to BlackRock, the trust will monitor bitcoin’s performance and provide direct exposure to its price.
According to a statement from the company, BlackRock Inc., the largest asset manager in the world with $10 trillion in assets under management (AUM), has introduced a spot bitcoin private trust that enables direct BTC exposure for its institutional clients.
According to BlackRock, the trust will monitor bitcoin’s performance and provide direct exposure to its price.
The market for digital assets has experienced a sharp decline. However, the company noted that some institutional clients are still very interested in learning how to access these assets quickly and affordably.
The news was released shortly after BlackRock made another announcement about Bitcoin. The asset manager announced a partnership with Coinbase earlier this month, enabling its customers to trade bitcoin. The Coinbase Prime platform, which would be in charge of keeping track of the institution’s assets, would be the only place where clients of BlackRock would be able to interact with bitcoin under this collaboration.
BlackRock stated at the time of the declaration, “Common clients will be able to manage their bitcoin exposures alongside their public and private investments by leveraging Coinbase’s thorough trading, custody, prime brokerage, and reporting system.
Recent developments demonstrate how traditional institutions, such as pension funds, hedge funds, and banks have recently increased their investment in crypto assets, betting that the alternative asset class will continue to grow.
BlackRock’s institutional bitcoin trust will not support the custodial transfer of bitcoin. But the trust’s value will be determined by the spot price of bitcoin, and the asset manager will probably use a custodial partner once more.
Additionally, the introduction of a spot bitcoin trust for institutions represents a sharp reversal from remarks made by Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, last year.
Regarding institutional interest in bitcoin, Fink stated, “not one question has been asked about that in my last two weeks of business travel.”
Blackrock declares that it is encouraged by the fact that groups like RMI and Energy Web are creating initiatives to increase transparency in the use of sustainable energy for bitcoin mining and that it will monitor the development of those projects.
BlackRock has been working in four areas of digital assets and the ecosystems surrounding them because they believe these areas have the prospects to be advantageous to the customers and the capital markets as a whole. These areas are permissioned blockchains, stablecoins, cryptoassets, and tokenization.