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Embracing Bitcoin for Retirement? Michael Saylor Says YES!

Wed 15 May 2024 ▪ 3 min of reading ▪ by Eddy S.
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The dance has now begun in earnest for American pension funds and Bitcoin! While the first institutions are beginning to invest in the recent Bitcoin ETFs, Michael Saylor, president of MicroStrategy, has just launched a new prediction. According to the Bitcoin oracle, institutional adoption will soon spread to all thousands of American pension funds.

Bitcoin Michael Saylor Pension funds

Bitcoin: The Prophecy of Widespread Adoption

“There are thousands of pension funds in the United States that manage approximately $27 trillion in assets. They will all need Bitcoin.” The words are out, as visionary as ever in the mouth of Michael Saylor. While the first institutions were just beginning to venture into Bitcoin, he now predicts widespread adoption on a very large scale.

His reasoning is once again infallible. Pension funds, guardians of a portion of American households’ assets, will not be able to eternally ignore the inflation-hedging virtues and store of value that Bitcoin offers in the face of the erosion of fiat currencies.

But BTC would also represent for these investors a tremendous opportunity to ride the wave of digital disruption and innovation, or risk being left behind. Hence the need, according to Saylor, to massively integrate the crypto asset into their portfolios.

Eloquent Beginnings

While the generalization of such a massive institutional adoption may still seem a very ambitious prophecy, recent developments in Bitcoin ETFs lend credibility to Saylor’s oracles.

Indeed, in recent weeks we have seen the first pension funds of renown take the plunge and invest millions in these exchange-traded instruments. The Wisconsin SWIB public pension manager has invested $99 million in BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF. Other giants like JPMorgan and Wells Fargo are also reported to have taken positions.

The Wisconsin SWIB public pension manager has invested $99 million in BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF
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The first crack in the wall of institutional skepticism toward Bitcoin. But these initiatives, symbolic as they may be, could well be just the precursors of a much more massive movement.

As the first institutional steps into Bitcoin materialize, the influential Michael Saylor sees even farther and larger. Pension funds that integrate BTC? A dizzying prospect when you know the potential tentacular liquidity of these investor behemoths.

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Eddy S. avatar
Eddy S.

The world is evolving and adaptation is the best weapon to survive in this undulating universe. Originally a crypto community manager, I am interested in anything that is directly or indirectly related to blockchain and its derivatives. To share my experience and promote a field that I am passionate about, nothing is better than writing informative and relaxed articles.

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