BlackRock CEO, Larry Fink, told CNBC in an interview that the world's largest asset manager does not see any interest in cryptocurrencies from its institutional clients. Fink added that the firm's clients are more worried on issues around climate change and inflation than cryptocurrencies.
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"In my last two weeks of business travel, not one question has been asked about that. That is just not part of the focus of retirement and long-term investors," Fink said.
While the manager sees "very little in terms of investor demand," the BlackRock CEO admitted back in April that cryptocurrencies can become a "great asset class." However, retirement and long-term investors do not focus on the cryptocurrency market so far, he added.
However, it turns out that BlackRock owns the largest stake in MicroStrategy, the largest public bitcoin (EXANTE: Bitcoin) hodler. As of press time, BlackRock has 14.56% stake in the Virginia-based company. MicroStrategy itself hodls over 105,000 BTC mainly through its subsidiary — MacroStrategy LLC.
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