Research Concludes Bitcoin an AssetThe bank's research division reviewed the last six months of Bitcoin usage. What the researchers discovered was that permanent ledger technologies, hacks, hard forks, Bitcoin competitors, and market volatility have led to a conclusion that the most sensible way to classify BTC is as an institutional investment class.
Bitcoin Asset ClassThe researchers concluded that Bitcoin is not just a digital payment system or financial network, but an asset class in its own right. According to Coindesk:
"Perhaps most notably, the report emphasized its 'rapidly morphing thesis,' which began by defining bitcoin as 'digital cash' and noting that investors had full confidence in it, to a solution for issues in the financial system, to a new payment system to ultimately a new institutional investment class."The report detailed further:
"Various issues and discoveries around the bitcoin ecosystem have caused the thesis to evolve, including the permanent ledger recording all transactions, a number of hacks, hard forks, new technologies which are cheaper than bitcoin, market volatility and other concerns.">> Jamie Dimon Knocks Down Bitcoin Again