Earlier on this week S&P Dow Jones Indices indicated that such indexes will start to measure the performance of the 500+ most traded cryptocurrencies by market cap, top cryptos would obviously be include Bitcoin. Research indicates this will include more than 500+ of the most frequently traded coins and tokens which will be included to be included in the indexes.
According to the statement issued by both companies, S&P’s clients could create customized indexes, among other benchmarking tools on cryptocurrencies.
“With digital assets such as cryptocurrencies becoming a rapidly emerging asset class, the time is right for independent, reliable, and user-friendly benchmarks.” mentioned Peter Roffman, who is the global head of Innovation and Strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices.
Its interesting to note that it looks like cryptocurrencies may very well achieve the status of “mainstream investments” with the indexes’ launching in 2021.This has also been noted with large firms such as JP Morgan, who has been showing a new view towards Bitcoin, shifting to a bullish view in the medium and long-term.
Other large firms such as PAYPAL have been taking significant steps to adopt cryptocurrencies within their portfolio, as they announced in October. During an earnings call held on November 2, 2020, PayPal’s CEO Dan Schulman revealed plans such as increased crypto-asset purchasing limits.