Fake News Alert: BlackRock Is Not Shifting from Bitcoin to XRP

Amidst swirling rumors, BlackRock’s alleged digital currency strategy shift sparks intrigue, but a closer look reveals a lack of credibility.

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  • Unverified speculations of a significant shift from Bitcoin have stirred XRP enthusiasts.
  • The XRP community has been left elated, yet skepticism has loomed large.
  • Social media has played a significant role in amplifying the unsubstantiated narrative.

A rumor alleging that BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager boasting an impressive $9 trillion in assets under management, could be shifting its digital currency strategy away from Bitcoin in favor of XRP went viral on the X social media platform. 

While it holds true that BlackRock has cautiously tiptoed into the cryptocurrency scene, no concrete substantiation exists supporting the notion of a pivot from Bitcoin to XRP. 

Bitcoin Gets the Green Light, Not XRP

BlackRock, undeniably, did apply for a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund, albeit flooded by regulatory delays at the hands of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, has also lent his endorsement to the potential of the crypto industry to “revolutionize finance,” a stark departure from his erstwhile skepticism.


The genesis of this buzz seems to have originated from a tweet emanating from a dubious news source under the moniker “WallStreetBulls.” This tweet ventured into the realm of speculation, insinuating a “shift in institutional confidence towards more sustainable and efficient digital assets.” 

XRP Community Warned to Exercise Caution

This speculative narrative gained further traction when an article on Investing.com asserted that BlackRock was thoroughly reevaluating its stance on Bitcoin in favor of XRP, all without offering any verifiable sources to substantiate the claim.

Prominent figures within the XRP community uncritically embraced this narrative, thereby stoking the flames of speculation. Within the broader crypto community, individuals such as Mason Versluis exercised caution and issued a prudent advisory to investors: “Believe nothing until you see solid evidence.”

On the Flipside

  • The lack of credible sourcing for this rumor highlights the risks associated with baseless claims and the potential consequences of speculative actions in the market.
  • The XRP community’s fervent response to the rumor highlights the susceptibility of even seasoned investors to misinformation.

Why This Matters

This speculation surrounding BlackRock’s digital currency strategy underscores the importance of discerning credible information in the crypto world. It serves as a reminder that sound investment decisions should be rooted in verifiable evidence, ensuring a more stable and informed crypto community.


To learn more about how misinformation can impact cryptocurrency markets, read here:
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To stay updated on the global crypto trends of 2023, read here:
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This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.