Fidelity has the potential of solidifying digital currencies as new asset class single-handedly

Fidelity has the potential of solidifying digital currencies as new asset class single-handedly
Oct 23, 2018 by Rico Wise

Nearly a week ago, on October 15, Fidelity, which is currently responsible for management of 7.2 trillion dollars’ worth of assets, has commenced operations of its digital currency custody branch. This was when the chief executive of the company, Abigail Johnson, claimed that the financing companies have the long-term plans to transform BTC along with the remaining digital currency market into something more financier-accessible.

As per the chief executive of the BKCM, Brian Kelly, Fidelity’s stamp of approval on digital currencies as an emerging asset class has given the market the chance to address institutional financiers, which include hedge funds, pensions, and endowments.

One of the biggest asset handlers and financing companies in the world has expressed recognition of the digital currencies as an asset class, with Kelly highlighting the fact that it could result in a major advancement of institutional financiers into the sector of cryptocurrency within just a few months.

Kelly stated that custody was a significant obstacle, which was removed by Fidelity, when it agreed to place its stamp on crypto, certifying the newly established asset class.

Changpeng Zhao, the chief executive of the world’s most dominant cryptoexchange on the worldwide market, Binance, has claimed that institutional funds will begin their influx into the digital currency sector, and that now it is merely a question of when.

Fidelity has allocated 5 percent of its portfolio to digital currency sector, which accounts for approximately 360 billion US dollar. That amount is currently bigger than the total value of the digital currency market.

When a large asset manager contributes a small percentage of its portfolio to the digital currency market as small bet compared to the huge volume of its possessions, it has the potential of inviting a lot of institutional financiers to enter the cryptomarket.