November 19, 2020 | Cryptocurrencies | No Comments
There is an increasing number of wealthy people specifically coming the High Net Worth (HNW) sector who’ve been showing greater interest in cryptocurrency. This came as a revelation of the study conducted by the deVere Group, an independent financial advisory organization who conducted a similar survey last year.
What is noteworthy is that this year’s deVere survey shows that about 73% of their respondents expressed interest in buying their own digital assets before reaching 2022; indicating a huge increase when compared to last year’s findings of only 68% who showed inclinations toward investing in cryptocurrencies.
According to the study, it is apparent that many now perceive the potential of digital currencies as the likely money of the future,. Not a few professied interests simply because they do not want to stay behind in the past.
About the deVere Group’s Cryptocurrency Survey
The deVere Group made a timely release of its latest study, as the report came out on the same day when Bitcoin’s total market cap recorded a peak of $336 billion, while bitcoin price rallied to reach over $18,000, almost duplicating the $19,763 record-high milestone achieved in December 2017.
This year’s study involved a survey of more than 700 High Net Worth individuals or HNWs coming from various regions such as Asia, Africa, UK, US, Latin America, Australia, and the Middle East. While the term Net Worth in accounting denotes the value of assets after all liabilities and capitalization have been deducted from assets, the term High Net Worth individuals in the financial markets, refer to those whose uncommitted assets amount to at least US$5 million.
The deVere Group found that almost 75% of the millionaires who responded to their survey are either owners of crypto assets or are of the mindset to invest in cryptocurrencies before the year 2022.is over.
The Increasing Interest in Crypto Assets Among High Net Worth People of Wall Street
The CEO of the deVere Group, Nigel Green remarked that it does not come as a surprise that crypto assets, particularly bitcoin, is attracting numerous rich investors; showing interests on how digital currencies work. After all, Bitcoin is constantly performing well with its year-to-date showing of 125% growth.
Among the rich HNW investors who participated in the survey, not o few are connected with the largest Wall Street Banks,. Several of whom are now trying the cryptocurrency services being offered by PayPal, which mainly offers buying, selling and holding of digital currencies and not as a form of online payment. .
Unlike before when those in Wall Street were at first skeptical of Bitcoin, many are now beginning to accept the concept of digital currencies. Even Jamie Dimon,, the CEO and Chairman of JPMorgan Chase who once said Bitcoin is some sort of a fraud is giving a different opinion. In a latest New York Times interview, Mr. Dimon proclaimed that he is now open to the concept of crypto assets but believes the blockchain technologies supporting cryptocurrencies should be properly backed and regulated.
HNW billionaire Ray Dalio, who is a hedge fund manager still expressed reservations toward cryptocurrencies specifically for Bitcoin. Nonetheless, Mr. Dalio has now expressed willingness to learn about cryptocurrencies and be corrected in his views about Bitcoin. In his tweets, he also mentioned that he still cannot envision big institutional investors, central banks, and multinational companies using digital currencies.