Traditional hedge funds, pensions and endowments are boosting cryptocurrency holdings, according to the biggest Bitcoin trust provider.
Grayscale Investments, which lets accredited investors own Bitcoin and other coins via its funds, said it took in $608 million last year, surpassing the total amount raised the previous six years. The majority of the inflows - about 71% - came from institutions like hedge funds, up from 66% in 2018, according to Grayscale.
"It's clear that we're experiencing institutional adoption," said Michael Sonnenshein, managing director at Grayscale. "The asset class is experiencing increased validation from legacy companies like Fidelity and CME, signaling to institutions and the investment community as a whole that crypto as an asset class is here to stay."