The ASX is a lonely space for cryptocurrency plays right now, but there are still some hanging in there.
But cryptocurrencies like bitcoin appear to be popular among Australian investors. An Independent Reserve survey last year found more Australians owned bitcoin than hybrid cars.
But with the ASX getting tougher on crypto-linked plays, just who is left in the space?
ASX stocks still in crypto
Raiz’s CEO George Lucas said millennials were more inclined to invest in crypto assets. The case for crypto investment more broadly will also be helped by governments printing money, according to Raiz.
Meanwhile, DigitalX (ASX:DCC) launched a crypto fund last November.
Fatfish Blockchain (ASX:FFG) has a venture capital arm which includes investments in crypto mining.
Payments processing system operator Fintech Chain (ASX:FTC) makes the list too because its system handles cryptocurrency payments.
Last year it was one of the biggest gaining small caps due to the roll out of its tech in China — where cryptocurrencies and the regulation of them are grey areas.
Fintech Chain shares have fallen just over 20 per cent in 2020 as have Raiz shares. DigitalX and Fatfish Blockchain, meanwhile, have gained 30 per cent and 10 per cent respectively.
RZI, DCC, FFG & FTC share price chart
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Barry Stroman was a reporter for Zerg Watch, before becoming the lead editor. Barry has previously worked for Wired, MacWorld, PCWorld, and VentureBeat covering countless stories concerning all things related to tech and science. Barry studied at NYU.