Bitcoin and Blockchain Aren’t Investible Yet, Canada Pension Says

Mark Machin, the head of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, said he doesn’t think the bitcoin and blockchain space is “investible” yet, but the country’s largest pension fund is monitoring it with interest.

“We’re watching it,” Machin said in a speech Monday. “I don’t think it’s institutionally investible yet. It’s really early days and there’s going to be lots of disruption.” He said CPPIB has more than 100 people at its offices in Toronto watching the space carefully.

Most investors are in agreement that the technology behind blockchain is sound and is more valuable for institutions that carry out lots of little transactions, said Machin, chief executive officer of the pension fund. They are more divided on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, he said…

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