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BlackRock CEO Explains Why He’s No Longer A Bitcoin Skeptic

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink spoke on Monday on why he was wrong to be a skeptic on Bitcoin and crypto before properly studying the asset class. His firm’s newly published Q2 earnings showcased a record $10.65 trillion AUM for the investment manager, in small part thanks to inflows to its Bitcoin ETF product launched in January. Larry Fink’s Bitcoin Awakening “As you know… I was a proud skeptic,” said Fink during an interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Monday. “I studied it,...

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BlackRock Hits Record $10.6 Trillion in Assets Under Management

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, reported a milestone in its second-quarter financial results, as assets under management (AUM) soared past the $10 trillion mark. The company reported an AUM of $10.6 trillion, marking a 13% increase from the previous year’s $9.43 trillion. BlackRock’s Q2 Performance According to the report, BlackRock’s earnings per share (EPS) rose to $9.99 from $9.06 a year earlier, with revenue increasing by 7.7% to $4.8 billion. Total revenue...

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Back on Track: Spot Bitcoin ETFs Draw $295M on July 8th, Matching June’s High Inflows

The US spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) saw nearly $295 million in net inflows on July 8th. This represented significant buying activity, which was last seen in June, when Bitcoin was hovering above $70,000. Notably, major funds have appeared to have made a comeback despite Bitcoin struggling with downward pressure. BlackRock’s IBIT Tops ETF Inflows The latest surge in investment comes as these vehicles kicked off July on a strong note. In the second week of July,...

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US Bitcoin ETFs See $20.45M Outflow: Nine Funds Remain Flat

The US spot Bitcoin ETFs experienced a net outflow of $20.45 million on Wednesday. Interestingly, only two of them showed activity amid market uncertainty. Grayscale’s GBTC saw a $26.99 million exit, while Fidelity’s FBTC gained $6.55 million. The remaining nine funds, including BlackRock’s IBIT, Bitwise’s BITB, and VanEck’s HODL, reported no flows. US Bitcoin ETFs’ Market Momentum Wanes According to data compiled by SoSoValue, trading volume for these 11 funds reached around...

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Financial Advisors Wary of Investing in Spot Bitcoin ETFs, BlackRock Exec Says

BlackRock’s chief investment officer for index investments, Samara Cohen, recently implied that amidst the recent success of spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds, financial investors still exercise some degree of caution when investing. The volatility and infancy of Bitcoin and related exchange-traded funds are the primary drivers behind this investment class’s slow adoption. Financial Advisors Are Cautious Since their debut in January 2024, spot Bitcoin ETFs have attracted...

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Environmental Activists Blame Wall Street for Funding Bitcoin Mining Emissions

CoinspeakerEnvironmental Activists Blame Wall Street for Funding Bitcoin Mining Emissions Greenpeace also accused banks of hypocrisy, noting that they promote green and sustainability goals while simultaneously investing in or financing the crypto mining industry for profits. Environmental Activists Blame Wall Street for Funding Bitcoin Mining Emissions

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Bracebridge Capital Becomes Largest Spot Bitcoin ETF Holder

Bracebridge Capital, a hedge fund that manages the finances of institutions like Yale University and Princeton University, has emerged as the largest holder of various spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), according to a recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Boston-based firm disclosed its ownership of shares in Ark Invest, BlackRock, and Grayscale U.S. spot Bitcoin ETFs. Hedge Fund’s $434 Million Crypto Holdings The breakdown of Bracebridge...

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