BlackRock ramps up blockchain push with new exchange traded fund

By Charlie Conchie The world’s biggest asset manager BlackRock accelerated its push into digital assets today as it launched a blockchain themed exchange traded fund (ETF) for its European clients. BlackRock, which manages around $8.5tn worth of assets for clients, said this morning the iShares Blockchain Technology UCITS ETF would allow its clients to invest in firms involved in the “development, innovation, and utilisation of blockchain and crypto technologies”. It comes as the latest push into the digital assets space for BlackRock after a series of high profile moves in recent months, incl…