A growing number of indicators suggest that institutional players are continuing to enter the digital asset markets, which have been dominated to date by high-net-worth individuals and actively trading crypto enthusiasts. Case in point: Crypto markets are seeing all-time highs in futures contracts’ open interest at entities such as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Widely known as one of the world’s largest financial derivatives exchanges, the CME enables sophisticated traders to trade in asset classes such as agricultural products, energy, metals and crypto futures and options.
Traders on the CME are generally institutions, not individuals, which is why this open interest in the digital asset market is noteworthy. Institutions that are already onboarded and active on the CME — trading wheat and oil for example — are increasingly moving into crypto futures as an alternative asset class. In fact, derivatives volume increased to an all-time high in May, totaling $602 billion while total spot volumes increased 5% to $1.27 trillion. As a result, derivatives represented 32% of the digital asset market in May, compared with 27% in April, according to CryptoCompare’s most recent Crypto Exchange Review.
Other credible indicators include the latest report from Fidelity Digital Assets, a subsidiary of the $7.9 trillion asset manager. The survey found that of the nearly 800 institutional investors surveyed, almost 80% find something appealing about digital assets. Respondents ranked three characteristics of digital assets as almost equally compelling, that they: are uncorrelated to other asset classes (36%), offer an innovative technology play (34%) and offer a high potential upside (33%).
But what’s far more eye-catching is the fact that six out of 10 respondents believe digital assets have a place in their investment portfolio — and this survey was done prior to the recent COVID-19 pandemic. If the survey were taken today, it would be interesting to see where the numbers would fall given widespread discussion that the global crisis could be a tipping point for the mass adoption of digital assets.
For instance, macro investor Paul Tudor Jones recently publicized his investment in Bitcoin (BTC) and credited the pandemic with substantially altering his interest in digital assets. His thesis is that quantitative easing will lead to inflation and he views Bitcoin as one of the best inflation hedges.
Support for crypto assets at this level instills confidence in the asset class a whole. The proof is in the numbers and the numbers reveal that crypto assets are becoming increasingly popular with institutional investors.
The views, thoughts and opinions expressed here are the author’s alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph.
Kristin Boggiano is president and co-founder at CrossTower. Kristin is a structured products, regulatory and digital asset expert who brings over 20 years of experience as a trading and regulatory lawyer and over 9 years in digital asset trading and regulation. Prior to founding CrossTower, Boggiano was a chief legal officer of AlphaPoint, managing director of an algorithmic trading platform at Guggenheim, and special counsel at Schulte Roth, where she founded the structured products and derivatives division and led the regulatory group for Dodd Frank. Kristin is also the founder of Digital Asset Legal Alliance and Women in Derivatives. She earned her law degree and MBA from Northeastern University and her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College.
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Dow futures jump 590 points as Trump seen weighing $1 trillion stimulus; investors await Powell testimony
U.S. stock-index futures were higher Tuesday morning, aiming to add to the previous day’s rally amid reports that President Donald Trump is backing a $1 trillion infrastructure spending package to add more fiscal stimulus to help the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Investors also are awaiting testimony Tuesday from Federal Reserve Jerome Powell, after the Fed expanded its corporate bond buying program Monday to include purchases in the secondary market.
Both the S&P 500 and the Dow mounted their sharpest reversal to finish in positive territory since March 19, according to Dow Jones Market Data.
On Tuesday, the market’s early advance was being attributed to a Bloomberg report that the Trump administration was working on a $1 trillion infrastructure spending package to help revive the economy on the back of an existing infrastructure funding that comes up for renewal on Sept. 30.
Meanwhile, market participants will be watching remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell as part of his two-day semiannual testimony before the U.S. Congress. Powell’s Senate testimony starts at 10 a.m. Eastern, though he is expected to reiterate the bleak outlook for the economy outlined at the Fed’s policy meeting last week.
Read: MarketWatch’s Need to Know column: A budding recovery could run into trouble after the election, warns Goldman Sachs
On Monday, the stock-market shrugged off evidence of rising coronavirus infections in nearly half of U.S. states and added to gains after the Fed said it was expanding the scope of its $750 billion emergency corporate debt loan facility to include individual corporate bonds.
One key piece of U.S. economic data on Tuesday will be a reading of retail sales data for May which is expected to show signs of recovery after a slump in April.
Looking beyond that, investors also will digest a reading of industrial production for May at 9:15 a.m.while, reports on business inventories and housing market index are due to be released at 10 a.m. In addition to Powell, the Fed’s No. 2 to Chairman Richard Clarida will speak at 6 p.m.
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The Best Crypto Debit Card – BlockCard
Crypto debit cards are a great way to get instant purchasing power from your Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, or other cryptocurrency. They act as the efficient bridge between the crypto world and existing financial systems because they are accepted almost everywhere traditional credit cards are accepted. However, all crypto debit cards are not created equal.
The BlockCard by Ternio has gained popularity amongst cryptocurrency enthusiasts due to its ease of use, unmatched features, and accessibility to the US market. It’s now the only card many traders, miners, and long term holders use for everyday purchases.
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