74% of Institutional Investors Surveyed Consider Investing in Digital Assets – Featured Bitcoin News

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A new study from Fidelity Digital Assets, a subsidiary of financial giant Fidelity Investments, shows that 58% of institutional investors surveyed invested in digital assets in the first half of this year and 74% plan to invest in the future.

Fidelity Study of Institutional Investor Digital Assets

Fidelity Digital Assets, a subsidiary of financial giant Fidelity Investments, released its fourth annual survey of institutional investors’ digital assets on Thursday. The study includes a blind survey conducted between January 2 and June 24. A total of 1,052 institutional investors in the United States (410), Europe (359) and Asia (283) participated.

According to the study:

Nearly six in 10 (58%) institutional investors surveyed invested in digital assets in the first half of 2022, while 74% plan to invest in the future.

In addition, 88% of institutional investors surveyed “find the characteristics of digital assets attractive” and 51% “have a positive perception of digital assets”.

Over 81% of institutional investors surveyed believe digital assets should be part of an investment portfolio. Nearly 39% of global respondents who invest buy digital assets directly, with bitcoin and ether considered the most popular direct investment assets.

Detailed Loyalty:

As the digital asset market and ecosystem continues to mature, fewer and fewer institutional investors are now considering digital assets as an alternative asset class, especially in the US and Asia.

According to the survey, “lack of fundamentals to assess value, security concerns among institutions and end customers, risks of market manipulation, complexity and regulatory issues were all cited by at least one third of respondents as the reason they currently do not invest in digital assets.

Tom Jessop, President of Fidelity Digital Assets, commented, “The increased adoption reflected in the data is indicative of a strong first half for the digital asset industry. He issued the following opinion:

Although the markets have faced headwinds in recent months, we believe that the fundamentals of digital assets remain strong and that the institutionalization of the market over the past few years has positioned it to weather recent events.

Fidelity Digital Assets has stepped up its services for institutional investors seeking exposure to cryptocurrency in their portfolios. This week, the company started offering Ethereum (ETH) trading.

The company recently explained how bitcoin can be considered wallet insurance. “Bitcoin remains one of the few assets that is not another person’s liability, has no counterparty risk, and has a supply schedule that cannot be changed,” Fidelity Digital Assets described.

What do you think of this Fidelity study on institutional adoption of digital assets? Let us know in the comments section below.

Kevin Helms

An economics student from Austria, Kevin discovered Bitcoin in 2011 and has been an evangelist ever since. His interests include Bitcoin security, open source systems, network effects, and the intersection between economics and cryptography.

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