In early 2020, shortly after we correctly predicted that institutional buying of bitcoin would send the cryptocurrency soaring (and just before Elon Musk announced that Tesla had purchased $1.5 billion in bitcoin), we said that the next big catalyst for Bitcoin would be when Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund, announces it had started purchasing bitcoin.
The reason for this was a dramatic reversal by the formerly Bridgewater founder (and one-time bitcoin skeptic) Ray Dalio who in late January said that “I and my colleagues at Bridgewater are intently focusing on alternative storehold of wealth assets and expect Bridgewater to soon offer an alt-cash fund and a storehold of wealth fund in order to better deal with the devaluation of money and credit that we consider to be a major risk and opportunity, and Bitcoin wont escape our scrutiny.”
Translated, we said, “this means that in the near future Bridgewater itself will be buying bitcoin.”
And as wait for the official announcement, moments ago we got the clearest hint of what is coming when Bitcoin services firm NYDIG “a leading provider of investment and technology solutions for Bitcoin” announced it had hired John Dalby, who until today was CFO of Bridgewater (and previously was CFO at D.E. Shaw Renewables and had spent more than two decades at UBS Group AG) as its own Chief Financial Officer.