The BlackRock CEO in the interview revealed that the global possession of Bitcoin affects the US dollar in real-time.
The CEO of BlackRock Larry Fink in an interview with Mark Carney, the former governor of the Bank of England declared that Bitcoin may evolve to become a global market asset. Fink made it clear in a statement that the Bitcoin market is relatively smaller compared to the others, and the fact that it moves almost everyday places it in a key position to be globally recognized as such.
“Bitcoin has caught the attention and the imagination of many people. Still untested, pretty small market relative to other markets.”
The leading cryptocurrency defied all odds to bounce back to trade near its all-time high in the last few weeks.
BlackRock is currently the leading asset manager in the world controlling about $7 trillion. Recently, its Chief Investment Officer in fixed income, Rick Rieder in a statement claimed that the position of Bitcoin could make it a bit uncomfortable for gold by overshadowing it. He believes that Bitcoin may in the long run be the popular choice as a store of value and hedge against inflation, something gold has been known for all these years.
The BlackRock CEO in the interview revealed that the global possession of Bitcoin affects the US dollar in real-time. On the global scale for the international holders of dollar-based assets, the USD becomes less relevant. Fink has not always supported the adoption and global acceptance of Bitcoin.
It is on record that in 2017, he criticized the digital asset by labeling it “an index of money laundering.” He said in an interview that the demand for Bitcoin shows the extent of demand for money laundering in the world. Though his statement relatively contributed to the largest perception that the regulation of Bitcoin makes room for crime, he has in the past couple of years announced his belief in the potential of Bitcoin.
Bitcoin is currently getting the attention it deserves. Recently, it found its way on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Considering that Bitcoin has a lot of space ahead in terms of the number of investors and market, it can take the world by storm despite its crime concerns.
The adoption of Bitcoin is spreading like wildfire with nearly 20 institutions investing in Grayscale Bitcoin Trust as of June 2020 according to an article published by Forbes. The likes of Ark Invest and Horizon Kinetic all having over $4 billion assets under management have invested in the digital asset.
Bitcoin is currently on the verge of breaking its all-time high and setting a new record price height, and just like the situation about three years ago, its run could expand its attention among the mainstream media and get more retail and institutional investors on board as it marches to become a global market asset as predicted by the BlackRock CEO.