German Law Allowing $415B Investment Into Crypto Takes Effect

German Law Allowing $415B Investment Into Crypto Takes Effect

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July 1, 2021 by Kofi Ahmed
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The Fund Location Act introduced in April and approved by parliament shortly thereafter takes effect Thursday.
German Law Allowing $415B Investment Into Crypto Takes Effect

German Law Allowing $415B Investment Into Crypto Takes Effect

A new law in Germany that could theoretically see up to $415 billion flow into crypto takes effect Thursday.

  • Germany’s Fund Location Act, introduced in April and approved by parliament shortly thereafter, permits Spezialfonds, or special funds, to invest as much as 20% of their portfolios in crypto.
  • The law came into effect today.
  • Should every Spezialfond choose to allocate the full 20% in crypto, that would equate to €350 billion ($415 billion), based on the total assets under management of such funds in Germany.
  • The figure was arrived at by Sven Hildebrandt, CEO of Distributed Ledger Consulting, and cited in a report by financial newspaper Boersen Zeitung in April.
  • Spezialfonds are the dominant institutional investment vehicle in Germany. Sizeable allocation of this market toward crypto could have profound implications across Europe, given the country status as the euro zone’s most powerful economy.

Source: Coindesk

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