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Spot Bitcoin ETPs to Join BlackRock's Investment Portfolio

Spot Bitcoin exchange-traded products are set to enter BlackRock's Global Allocation Fund, in a move that will only solidify the position of digital assets within the investment landscape

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BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, has announced its intention to incorporate spot Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Products (ETPs) into its Global Allocation Fund (MALOX), signalling a significant shift towards mainstream cryptocurrency adoption.

According to an updated filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) dated March 7, the firm said it wants to include BlackRock’s own spot Bitcoin ETF, the iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT), as well as ETFs by other issuers.

This strategic move could potentially lead to increased Bitcoin buying and substantial inflows into the ETFs, reflecting growing institutional interest in digital assets. By integrating Bitcoin into its Global Allocation Fund, BlackRock is set to offer its clients a regulated pathway to gain exposure to Bitcoin, thereby enhancing the asset's legitimacy and appeal to a broader range of investors. It also underscores the asset manager's confidence in the stability and growth potential of Bitcoin.

Launched in 1989, MALOX "seeks to provide high total investment return through a fully managed investment policy utilizing U.S. and foreign equity, debt and money market securities, the combination of which will be varied from time to time both with respect to types of securities and markets in response to changing market and economic trends." The mutual fund has $17.74 billion in assets under management.

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This development could drive higher demand for Bitcoin as more institutional investors seek exposure to digital assets through familiar and regulated investment vehicles. The inclusion of spot Bitcoin ETPs in BlackRock's fund portfolio could catalyze a wave of similar moves by other major financial institutions, further integrating cryptocurrencies into the global financial system.

This move is also likely to encourage more significant inflows into Bitcoin ETFs, as investors look to capitalize on the opportunities presented by the growing acceptance of digital assets among leading asset managers.

Launched along side nine other ETFs on January 11, BlackRock's IBIT holds close to 200,000 BTC, as of last Friday.