Liechtenstein, Nov.1, 2022 — The annual survey of institutional and professional investor holdings of cryptocurrencies was published by in collaboration with Cointelegraph , the largest crypto media company in the world. 

The survey found that 43% of professional investors currently own digital assets , and 19% plan to buy them in the next 12 months. The survey's 84 respondents manage $316 billion in assets, with a whopping $10.42 billion invested into cryptocurrencies. Some professional investors reported over 50% exposure to digital assets, but the respondents' median percentage invested in cryptocurrencies is 3.3%.

The Institutional Demand for Cryptocurrencies Global Survey 2022 Report can be downloaded from the following link:

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The institutions are here, and they are buying the dip. BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world with $10 trillion in assets, just announced its second blockchain exchange-traded fund , one month after the debut of its first one. Goldman Sachs took on principal risk in a crypto over-the-counter trade for the first time with Galaxy Digital. Goldman Sachs now has a part of its website dedicated to the investment case for cryptocurrencies and the metaverse. The largest hedge fund in the world with $140 billion in assets under management, Bridgewater Associates, announced it was backing a Bitcoin fund . Fidelity is weighing a plan to allow its brokerage customers — some 34.4 million individual investors— to trade the world's largest cryptocurrency. Citadel, Brevan Howard, Investment Bank Cowen — soon, the list of institutional investors in crypto will be longer than the list not involved. Not only will these institutions bring liquidity to the cryptocurrency space but they also hold significant power in local politics and governments. Finance, insurance and real estate lobbyist groups in the United States spent $539 million in 2020 on influencing regulation and public policy.

Key topics covered in the report:

  • In total, the respondents manage $316 billion in assets,3.3% of which, or approximately $10.43 billion, is invested into cryptocurrencies. 
  • Professional investors primarily hold Bitcoin (94%) and Ether (75%).Institutions are also interested in security tokens (31%) and stablecoins (31%). Smaller holdings included Polkadot ( DOT ) (25%), Solana ( SOL ) (13%) and Litecoin ( LTC ) (13%). mentioned they are also interested in publicly traded blockchain stocks. 
  • Institutional investors, including public corporations and governments, own 1.39 million+ Bitcoin.
  • Institutional investors are more likely to buy Ether than Bitcoin in the next 12 months.62% of investors say Ether ( ETH ) is on their buy list, compared to only 54% for Bitcoin ( BTC ). 
  • A slim majority of investors (55%) prefer to hold cryptocurrencies directly. Interestingly, professional investors prefer to buy a regulated fund before buying structured products or trading futures.Active strategies beat out passive strategies by a narrow margin, and their returns outperformed in 2022. 

However, some key questions remain. How much of the cryptocurrency market capitalization and daily trading volume is done by institutions versus retail investors? The answer to this question helps us understand if crypto is mainly a retail phenomenon or if institutions already own a considerable chunk of Are professional traders currently buying or selling Bitcoin? Are institutions primarily interested in Bitcoin, Ether or other methods for gaining exposure to blockchain technology, such as private equity or mergers and acquisitions? they plan to increase their exposure to blockchain over the next 12 months? 

To answer these questions, Cointelegraph Research took a data-driven approach in the second annual  “Institutional Demand for Cryptocurrencies Global Survey 2022 Report .” To gain a deeper understanding of how professional investors feel about blockchain assets, this 60+ page research report presents 32 questions about crypto assets answered by 84 wealthy investors across Asia, the US and Europe. TLDR; 43% currently hold digital assets, and 19% plan to buy them in the future. investors are already in the market, and new ones join daily. 

“The latest Cointelegraph research highlights the continued appetite by institutions to gain exposure to digital assets, and a key statistic to underpin this is that over 7% of the Bitcoin supply is held by institutions. At Flow Traders, we are ready to embrace this trend further and remain committed to contributing to the development of the ecosystem and supporting institutions with the adoption of digital assets,” said Michael Lie, head of digital assets at Flow Traders.

The report was supported by 22 research partners and contributors from six countries including sFOXZeltner & CoBBVA Switzerland , PostFinance , Shyft NetworkVeVeGonnaMakeIt NFT MarketplaceEnergi CoreLCXLiskFlow TradersPhemexBequant and  Finoa .

Crypto Research Report has a strategic partnership with Cointelegraph. All editions of the Crypto Research Report are available on the Cointelegraph , which gets over 11 million views a month. 

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