Billionaires, even BlackRock, now love bitcoin — Here’s who’s jumping in as the cryptocurrency soars

As Bitcoin reaches new highs, it’s also gaining ground among institutional investors, companies and billionaires alike.

Here’s everything you need to know about bitcoin’s journey since demand first became apparent last year, and where it might be heading next:

19 February 2021 Elon Musk says bitcoin better than cash as BlackRock starts to ‘dabble’

18 February Billionaire Jeff Gundlach says bitcoin beats gold as ‘stimulus asset’

18 February HSBC, JPMorgan among banks dipping into crypto and blockchain — Here’s the list

12 February Bitcoin jumps to record high after BNY Mellon signals plans for cryptocurrency unit

9 February Bitcoin surges to record high of $48,000 after Elon Musk’s Tesla invests $1.5bn

8 February Pension funds gauge bitcoin amid surge: ‘It has become real for a lot of clients’

8 February Tesla piles $1.5bn into bitcoin — plans to accept payment in cryptocurrency

8 February Elon Musk tweet puts rocket under Dogecoin – and Snoop Dogg may be helping

28 January El-Erian on bitcoin: Bought at $5,000, sold at $19,000, thinking ‘I was the smartest person around’

27 January Here’s what the biggest names in finance are saying about bitcoin

25 January Bitcoin to peak at $35,000 in 2021 at current volatility levels, says crypto bull JPMorgan

21 January BlackRock signals interest in bitcoin with US regulatory filings

19 January Barclays private bank slams bitcoin as ‘almost uninvestable’

13 January Institutional investors’ take-up of crypto will be ‘very gradual’, says Goldman

11 January City watchdog warns investors on risk of ‘losing all their money’ with cryptoassets

5 January Fund managers slam ‘delusional’ narrative over bitcoin rally: ‘It’s an interesting asset class, but that’s about it’

31 December 2020 Hedge funds ride 2020’s crypto boom to rally 156%

23 December OK, I admit it, I’ve made some pretty dumb investment calls in 2020

22 December Anthony Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital files for bitcoin fund launch

18 December Crypto exchange Coinbase files for first IPO of its kind

16 December Crypto firms get temporary fix for registration due to FCA’s pandemic backlog

15 December How will the FCA’s crypto ban fare after the bitcoin boom?

7 December Here are the ‘crowded trades’ investors ought to avoid in 2021, JPMorgan says

7 December Sovereign digital currency is ‘inevitable’, says outgoing Citi chief Michael Corbat

20 November Hedge funds, not hipsters, may be powering bitcoin’s second big rally

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