Introduction to Digital Assets

A guide to digital assets and the investment landscape for institutions

by Fidelity Digital Assets

Introduction to Digital Assets


Digital assets have seen a steady uptick in popularity amongst institutional investors. This clear and distinct growth in interest in digital assets has driven many to consider what an allocation for their business or clients could look like. Investors come to Fidelity Digital Assets℠ with varying knowledge levels and experience, and it is our job at Fidelity Digital Assets℠ to help guide them through every stage of their investment journey.

In this piece, we will introduce the most popular digital asset concepts and provide a road map for those looking to understand the market and evaluate making an allocation to digital assets.


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The information herein was prepared by Fidelity Digital Asset Services, LLC and Fidelity Digital Assets, Ltd. It is for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute a recommendation, investment advice of any kind, or an offer or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell securities or other assets. Please perform your own research and consult a qualified advisor to see if digital assets are an appropriate investment option.

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Custody and trading of digital assets are provided by Fidelity Digital Asset Services, LLC, a limited liability trust company chartered by the New York Department of Financial Services (NMLS ID 1773897) or Fidelity Digital Assets, Ltd. Fidelity Digital Assets, Ltd. is registered with the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority for certain cryptoasset activities under the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017. The Financial Ombudsman Service and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme do not apply to the cryptoasset activities carried on by Fidelity Digital Assets, Ltd.

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Digital assets are speculative and highly volatile, can become illiquid at any time, may be subject to market manipulation, and are for investors with a high-risk tolerance. Investors in digital assets could lose the entire value of their investment.

Digital assets are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (“SIPC”).

Fidelity Digital Asset Services, LLC and Fidelity Digital Assets, Ltd. do not provide tax, legal, investment, or accounting advice. This material is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on, for tax, legal, or accounting advice. Tax laws and regulations are complex and subject to change. You should consult your own tax, legal, and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.

Some of this information is forward-looking and is subject to change. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment results cannot be predicted or projected.

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