- BlackRock reportedly is one of the biggest shareholders in four out of the top five mining companies.
- Bitcoin mining is considered to be one of the most lucrative investments as long as the price remains steadily high.
- With the chances of BlackRock’s spot Bitcoin ETF receiving approval soon, the asset manager fund’s standing in the crypto market could explode.
BlackRock initiated one of the biggest discourses in the crypto market this year after filing for a spot Bitcoin ETF. Even though the outcome is unsure as it lies in the hands of the Securities and Exchange (SEC), the firm is still invested in the crypto industry in ways many are not aware of.
BlackRock Bitcoin connection
BlackRock has been reported to be involved in the crypto market beyond the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) application. According to the Bitcoin miner market capitalization index, BlackRock has its reach in four out of the five biggest BTC mining companies.
Among the top 13F filings, BlackRock is the second-largest shareholder, holding 6.14% of the shares in Riot Blockchain, 6.44% in Marathon Digital Holdings, 0.88% in Cipher Mining and 2.28% in TeraWulf.
BlackRock shareholding in top Bitcoin miners
Bitcoin mining is one of the most profitable investments, provided BTC is not suffering through a bear market. As long as the operation costs are lower than the rewards obtained from mining, miners can keep making good bucks no matter what the condition of the market is. Thus, BlackRock is certainly in the right to ensure they have a footing in a certainly profitable crypto investment.
This is a smart move on BlackRock’s end since the approval of the spot Bitcoin ETF application is very uncertain. Earlier this month, the SEC already delayed the decision on ARK Invest’s spot Bitcoin ETF application and is most certainly going to maintain a similar stance over the next couple of days when it comes to making a decision on other similar applications.
Should the BlackRock application find approval from the regulatory body, the firm’s position in the crypto market would explode as BTC would most certainly rally. Higher demand leads to higher transactions, resulting in more opportunities for miners to make profits. In return, it would benefit the asset manager.
However, if the application is rejected, BlackRock would still manage to make a gain from cryptocurrencies regardless, thanks to its investment in the mining sector.
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