MSCI Is Considering Launching Crypto Indexes: Report

The index publisher’s CEO said he has spoken to experts and didn’t give a timeframe for a decision.

Jun 17, 2021 at 1:25 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:12 p.m. UTC

MSCI, publisher of some of the world’s most widely used benchmark indexes, said it is considering introducing gauges for cryptocurrency assets.

  • Speaking at an event hosted on the social media platform Clubhouse and organized by Andreessen Horowitz earlier this week, CEO Henry Fernandez said MSCI has been talking to experts and is looking into launching crypto indexes, according to a Reuters report.
  • Fernandez did not provide details or a timeline.
  • MSCI adding a way to measure the performance of crypto assets would be another step toward widespread acceptance of digital currencies.
  • In May, S&P Dow Jones Indices launched its cryptocurrency indexes: S&P Bitcoin Index, S&P Ethereum Index and S&P Crypto Mega Cap Index.
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