Notably, the first half of the year brought the most drastic phase of crypto winter ever witnessed in the history of cryptocurrency. Coupled with the collapse of Terra and some crypto-related companies, the market was thrown into a state of crisis.
However, a report from Fidelity Digital Assets implies that the crypto fundamentals remained unscathed through the bearish trend. This information sprung following the manager’s annual report tagged 22 Institutional Investor Digital Assets Study. This occurred as the firm x-rayed the crypto industry from an institutional perspective.
According to the research, the crypto market has fully repositioned to wade off the impact of macroeconomics it’s been facing recently.
Survey Indicates Strength Of Crypto Fundamentals
Tom Jessop, the President of Fidelity Digital Assets, reacted to the research. According to him, digital fundamentals have stood firm through the storm. Also, he noted that the institutionalization of the crypto market for some years had fortified it to withstand recent impacts.
According to Jessop, institutional investors exhibited their experience scaling through different market cycles. He mentioned that the attractive factors in the market maintained their relevance as they moved across the bearish phase.
The research surveyed about 1,052 experts from different firms during the year’s first half. As a result, it revealed the varying levels of crypto adoption among different types of investors.
According to the survey, adoption among institutional investors increased in some regions compared to the year’s value. The US and Europe recorded an increase of 42% and 67%. Asian institutional investors have a slight drop. But the overall outcome showed that they had the highest adoption of crypto assets with an allocation of 69%.
In terms of investor type, crypto adoption and consideration topped among high-net-worth investors, venture capital investors, financial advisors, and crypto hedge funds. The lower-scale adoption investors are endowments and foundations, pension plans, family offices, and traditional hedge funds.
Fidelity Digital announced its provision of Ethereum trading options for its institutional market earlier this month.
Top Appealing Features For Institutional Investors
The research from Fidelity Digital also recorded some appealing features, as noted by institutional investors. The surveyed participants’ most appealing ones include innovation technology, decentralization, and high potential upsides.
According to the survey, the surveyed investors cited that crypto has no correlation to other assets as the fifth most appealing feature. But the crypto markets have shown a high correlation to tech stocks this year.
Additionally, the research covered investors’ plans for cryptocurrency investments or purchases. It noted that 74% of the participants still had such plans, slightly higher than the 71% recorded last year.
The value is commendable, considering that 2021 was bullish while the bears dominated the 2022 digital asset market.