Monday, June 14, 2021

Morgan Stanley Considers Bitcoin Bet for $150 Billion Investment Unit

According to a recent report published by Bloomberg, Counterpoint Global, a $150 billion unit of American multinational investment bank, Morgan Staley is considering a Bitcoin (BTC) bet.

Citing anonymous sources familiar with the development, the publication says that the major banking company is currently considering adding the leading cryptocurrency to its portfolio.

Read Also: Bloomberg Analyst Shares Reason Why Bitcoin (BTC) Could Hit $20,000 by the End of 2020

Expectedly, before such a move could materialize, it has to first sail through the regulatory hurdles.

If it goes as planned, this investment would not be Stanley’s first exposure to the leading digital currency. According to CoinDesk, the firm already has a relatively 11% stake in the Bitcoin-dominated business intelligence company MicroStrategy.

Analysts at Morgan Stanley say Bitcoin (BTC) has the potential to strongly compete with the US Dollar but acknowledged in a recent report that the more investors hodl Bitcoin, the weaker its appeal to be used as a currency becomes.

Read Also: Wall Street giant Fund Seeks SEC Approval to Purchase $500 Million Worth of Bitcoin (BTC)

A spokesperson from Morgan Stanley declined to comment. The investment unit manages nearly 20 funds, and Bloomberg reports five of those funds returned gains over 100% last year.

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Tobi Loba
Tobi-Loba is a creative and an award-winning writer with over 5 million readers from all over the world. She has B.A in English and Literature from a reputable University and currently studying for her M.A in the same field. She recently became a contributor at Herald Sheets in order to satisfy her thirst in reporting crypto and blockchain occurrences, the interest she built over the years.

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