JP Morgan set to introduce new crypto investment initiative

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  • JP Morgan set to draw more institutional investors into Bitcoin.
  • How the bank aims to attract investors.

Popular American financial institution JP Morgan Chase Bank has filed a prospectus with the American Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) to introduce a new debt instrument tied to crypto-related companies.

In the document filed by the JP Morgan bank, the debt instrument is dubbed ‘JP Morgan Cryptocurrency Exposure Basket.’ It would help investors appropriate funds in a basket of crypto-focused companies—big names in the crypto industry like Michael Saylor’s MicroStrategy, Jack Dorsey’s Square, etc.

For a start, investors would be able to handpick from a pool of 11 Reference Stocks of U.S.-listed companies that are directly and indirectly involved in crypto businesses. The firms are selected on the amount of Bitcoin they Hodl, crypto technology, and other mining products.

According to the document JP Morgan submitted, the estimated value of the note would be priced at approximately $984.00 per $1,000 principal amount note. Investors, however, have to pay a 1.5 percent deduction fee on its maturity date slated for the 5th of May, 2022.

JP Morgan strategy to woo investors

This marks the first time the famous bank would issue notes based on the performance of crypto-related companies. It comes when individuals have shown a massive interest in cryptocurrencies as Bitcoin, and other cryptos continue to rally above traditional financial instruments.

Since late last year till date, the 11 companies on JPMorgan Cryptocurrency Exposure Basket have directly invested in Bitcoin (BTC) and have gotten a significant amount of profit. While investors aim to take advantage of JP Morgan’s offering, they would not be directly investing in cryptocurrencies, according to the filing. Instead, they will be exposed to crypto marketing, making them more hungry.

Crypto’s recent surge has been attributed mainly to institutional investors; hence with more set to join the space, it is safe to say the surge has probably only just begun.

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Muhaimin Olowoporoku

Muhaimin loves writing on crypto news aside from being a crypto enthusiast. He has a knack for analysing issues and updating people on what's happening around the globe. He believes that blockchain and cryptocurrency are the most useful systems of mutual trust ever devised.

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