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BlackRock’s Investments in Crypto Mining Companies

4:04 pm (22 days ago)
August 30, 2023

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management company, has been closely interested in cryptocurrencies for some time. With its massive client base managing over $10 trillion in assets, the company enters every opportunity it sees for profit. It entered the world of cryptocurrencies earlier this year. The SEC‘s initial decision will be announced on Friday following the application for a spot Bitcoin ETF.

BlackRock and Crypto Mining

BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world, has invested in four out of the top five Bitcoin (BTC) mining companies based on market value. The company is currently the second-largest shareholder of the first four mining companies. CompaniesMarketCap estimates that the total market value of the companies BlackRock invested in is $5.4 billion. The significant losses experienced by miners last month allowed BlackRock to buy shares at a cheaper price and increase its presence in the industry.

Miners are facing profitability issues due to increasing operational costs. BlackRock’s extensive financial resources allow the company to assist relatively smaller mining companies. Their latest investments were distributed among Riot Platforms Inc, Marathon Digital Holdings, Cipher Mining Inc, and TeraWulf Inc.

The value of mining investments is approximately $411.5 million. While this is definitely a significant amount, it corresponds to about 0.35% of the company’s total assets.

How Does BlackRock Invest?

The shares in the company’s reserves represent the positions of its clients. With $10 trillion in assets, BlackRock represents a wide range of investor communities, including individuals, corporations, family businesses, and professional investors. BlackRock seems to have recognized the growth potential in the crypto space, as they are heavily investing in companies in various fields, including mining.

Is investment only made in crypto mining companies? Certainly not. The interest of the same group of investors is also significant in shares of MicroStrategy, which is seen as an unofficial Spot Bitcoin ETF. This indicates that they may have jumped into the rise early due to the expected easing of tight monetary policy, Bitcoin’s four-year cycles, and many other reasons.

The decision on 7 spot Bitcoin ETF applications, including BlackRock, is expected to be announced on Friday. After the SEC’s clear defeat against Grayscale yesterday, the likelihood of approval is considered to have increased.

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