- A JPMorgan survey of 3,400 institutional investors shows a majority do not plan to invest in or trade cryptocurrencies.
- However, 58% of investors surveyed said cryptocurrencies are “here to stay.”
- The survey is the latest look into institutional sentiment on cryptos as more firms enter into the space.
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An overwhelming majority of institutional investors surveyed by JPMorgan said they do not plan to start investing or trading cryptocurrencies, though 58% said crypto is “here to stay.”
In a survey of roughly 3,400 investors representing 1,500 institutions around the work, 11% of investors said their firm either trades or invests in crypto, while 89% said their firm doesn’t.
Out of the investors who answered “no,” 78% of investors said it’s “not likely” their firm will trade or invest in crypto, while 22% answered “likely.”
The survey sheds a light on the state of institutional investor interest in cryptocurrencies. While bitcoin’s parabolic rise has garnered the attention of institutional and retail investors alike, the institutional community remains somewhat divided on the future of crypto.
When asked: “What is your opinion on Crypto?” 14% answered “probably rat position squared (something to avoid,)” while 7% said it “will become one of the most important assets.” 58% of investors said it’s “here to stay,” and 21% answered that crypto is just a “temporary fad.”
Almost all investors (98%) said they believe fraud in the crypto world is “somewhat” or “very much prevalent.”
Multiple well-known Wall Street behemoths are taking in interest in cryptocurrencies and bitcoin. Most recently, a unit of Morgan Stanley said it’s exploring whether to invest in cryptocurrencies, according to Bloomberg. Morgan Stanley also has a 10.9% stake in MicroStrategy, which gives the bank indirect exposure to 7,681 bitcoin.