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Baby Boomers hold the key to wealth, even in the world of cryptocurrency

Since the emergence of cryptocurrency, its market dynamics have been largely influenced by Millennials (Gen Y), as well as younger members of Gen X and, more recently, Gen Z. However, the landscape is changing due to the introduction of ETFs, attracting growing participation from millennials. Baby Boomersone of the wealthiest populations globally.

Baby boomers, who control a large portion of global wealth, favor investing in stocks and real estate, often ignoring the cryptocurrency industry. However, the convenience of Bitcoin ETFs for about half of U.S. asset management investment firms is changing this trend. The influx of professional investors is expected to bring new momentum, including bullish momentum, diversified investment strategies, and increased market stability.

The Bitcoin ETF has attracted more than $15 billion in investments as of June, underscoring increased confidence in Bitcoin and the entire cryptocurrency industry. While this number is still modest compared to traditional assets, the approval of ETFs has made cryptocurrencies more accessible to ordinary investors. Furthermore, major asset managers and banks are offering cryptocurrency-related products, allowing Baby Boomers to invest through familiar platforms, bypassing non-multiple exchanges. form.

The influx and level of interest from Baby Boomers is remaking the cryptocurrency landscape. Research shows that Baby Boomers, who often have more time for thorough research, may be better-informed investors than their younger counterparts. Research from Bybit and Toluna has shown that 34% of Baby Boomers spend “a few days” doing due diligence before investing, 50% more than younger generations. Their focus on technical aspects such as tokenomics, utility, and market competition can lead to better investment results than younger investors who often prioritize reputational factors.

Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz predicts that Bitcoin’s market capitalization will surpass that of gold, due in part to investments from Baby Boomers. Additionally, the transfer of wealth across generations is predicted to drive the next market cycle, with digitally savvy Gen Yers inheriting large amounts of wealth. By 2030, estimates show that Gen Y will hold five times more assets than at the beginning of the decade.

Bitcoin and gold prices from January 2015 to June 2023. Source: Journal of Risk and Financial Management

The entry of Baby Boomers into the cryptocurrency market, combined with their careful approach and investment methods, could bring much-needed stability to the industry. As attention shifts from memecoins to stablecoins and other trusted assets, the cryptocurrency market is preparing for a significant uptick. The growth of new altcoin ETFs, the expansion of asset managers in the crypto space, and the economic transfer of wealth from Baby Boomers are all contributing to the growing demand. increasing rise in crypto assets.

Mark Tyson
Mark Tyson
Freelance News Writer. Always interested in the way in which technology can change people's lives, and that is why I also advise individuals and companies when it comes to adopting all the advances in Apple devices and services.
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