BlackRock (BLK) closed the most recent trading day at $745.22, moving +0.27% from the previous trading session.
After BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world, announced on Aug. 11 that it will launch a private bitcoin trust for its clients, some crypto enthusiasts said the move could legitimize the digital asset in the eyes of more traditional investors. BlackRock’s new private trust will make bitcoin available to its institutional clients, tracking bitcoin’s performance, offering direct exposure to the price of the cryptocurrency and of course, trading options. “Despite the steep downturn in the digital asset market, we are still seeing substantial interest from some institutional clients in how to efficiently and cost-effectively access these assets using our technology and product capabilities,” BlackRock said in its press release.
NEW YORK, August 18, 2022--BlackRock has expanded its Megatrends platform with the launch of the BlackRock Future Financial and Technology ETF (NYSE Arca: BPAY). The Fund is actively managed by BlackRock’s Fundamental Equity (FE) franchise and seeks to maximize total return by investing in companies delivering innovative and emerging technologies that are driving disruption within the financial services industry.