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Institutional investors are quietly buying through crypto winter dip, says survey

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

institutional investors have increased their cryptocurrency allocations over the last year despite the industry going through a prolonged crypto winter, said a survey.

The Coinbase-sponsored survey conducted between Sep. 21 and Oct. 27, found 62% of institutional investors invested in crypto had increased their allocations over the past 12 months. This is evidence that institutional investors have continued to take a long-term view of the asset class even as prices have fallen.

"Investors' top motivation for investing in crypto is differentiated performance, with many citing their desire to allocate to innovative technology," the 2022 Digital Assets Outlook Survey said.

The survey interviewed 140 institutional investors to get a read on current sentiment and outlook toward digital assets since the start of the crypto winter.

"Looking ahead, 58% of investors expect to increase their allocations over the next three years. A majority of investors (59%) are currently using or planning to use a buy-and-hold approach," the survey pointed out.

Overall sentiment towards digital assets has remained positive with 72% supporting the view that digital assets are here to stay (86% among those currently invested in crypto and 64% among those planning to invest). Given the current climate, this is a strong signal of the acceptance of crypto as an asset class.

While sentiment remains positive, the crypto winter has dampened short-term ex......................

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