As the hype around Bitcoin (BTC) has faded, institutional investors and portfolio managers have begun looking at the major cryptocurrency as a “serious venue” to invest in, claims Fred Pye, CEO of 3iQ, Canada’s first Bitcoin fund issuer.
In an interview with Cointelegraph during the Bitcoin 2023, Pye spoke about Canada’s advanced regulation for crypto trading, and how it has been drawing investors to the digital assets market.
According to Pye, fund managers and institutional investors running diversified portfolio assets are looking for alternative investment strategies amid a global inflationary environment and macroeconomic challenges.
“The FOMO in Bitcoin is gone. It’s all moved over to AI [artificial intelligence]. So now the institutions and the proper portfolio managers, the people that are responsible for running diversified portfolios, are now starting to take a look at Bitcoin as a serious venue.”
It is not just about maximizing profits, says Pye. For institutional investors, crypto use cases will be a growing trend in the next few years. “The theme for 2024 going forward…