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Portions of the global economy melted down in 2020, but an emerging asset class seems to have reinforced its staying power amid the chaos.

Grayscale Investments, the world’s largest digital-currency asset manager, notched its largest-ever quarterly inflows, taking in more than $1 billion in new investment, according to a report published by the firm on Wednesday.

Serving institutional investors, family offices, and some private investors, Grayscale offers 10 cryptocurrency products and has $5.9 billion in assets under management. 

This marks the third-straight quarter that the asset manager has broken its own record for inflows. 

All of this growth comes as the global economy took a nose dive in 2020. And while the price of bitcoin faced its fair share of volatility as well, dropping by almost 50% over the span of less than two weeks in mid-March, the currency had largely recovered by early May. 

“I think for a lot of investors, it perhaps for them was one of the first times that they had looked at, or were invested in the asset class, where it fell precipitously in a short period of time,” Michael Sonnenshein, managing director at Grayscale Investments, told Business Insider. “But it was also, for a lot of investors, …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Finance

      

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