JP Morgan and Wells Fargo reveal investments in Bitcoin ETFs, signaling growing bank interest

JP Morgan and Wells Fargo recently disclosed their stakes in Bitcoin ETFs

JP Morgan and Wells Fargo recently disclosed their stakes in Bitcoin ETFs, showcasing the growing acceptance of the cryptocurrency by well-established financial organizations.

On May 10, prominent financial institutions revealed these assets in their 13F filings, demonstrating a consistent pattern of embracing Bitcoin.

JP Morgan allocated a total of $731,246 towards various Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including a specific investment of $477,425 in BlackRock’s IBIT.

Wells Fargo acquired $141,817 worth of Grayscale’s GBTC. BNP Paribas and BNY Mellon made similar investments in previous files, suggesting a consistent trend in the business.

The head of digital assets at BlackRock reports an increasing level of interest from institutional investors in Bitcoin. The participation of sophisticated investors like as sovereign wealth funds will lead to a significant increase in institutional investments in Bitcoin ETFs.

BlackRock’s commitment of $6.6 million in the IBIT fund demonstrates the confidence that issuers have in their products.

Ark Invest and Van Eck, among other fund issuers, have made substantial investments in Bitcoin ETFs. BlackRock’s IBIT established a new industry benchmark by reaching $10 billion in assets under management over a span of 49 days.

Conventional financial institutions are embracing Bitcoin. CTC Alternative Strategies allocated a total of $27.7 million towards IBIT. Additional entities that have made investments in Bitcoin ETFs include Hightower Advisors, US Bancorp, and SouthState.

The incorporation of Bitcoin into traditional investment portfolios demonstrates the endorsement of financial institutions towards digital currencies, hence advancing its acceptance in mainstream use.

Fintel data indicates that a total of 240 firms have made investments in IBIT, while 130 businesses have invested in FBTC, and 467 businesses have invested in Grayscale’s GBTC.


Mohammad Ali is a fintech and cryptocurrency writer who has been covering the intersection of finance and technology for several years. Ali has a deep understanding of the financial industry and the ways in which technology is changing it, with a special focus on the rise of digital currencies and blockchain technology.