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Canadian Fintech Company Invests $1.5 Million in Bitcoin

Vancouver-based fintech company Mogo—which is publicly traded on the TSX and NASDAQ— has announced its plans to make an initial corporate investment of up to $1.5 million in Bitcoin, according to a press release published today.

“This initial financial investment builds on Mogo’s significant product development related investments in Bitcoin over the last several years,” said Greg Feller, president and CFO of Mogo.

The company plans “to initially allocate a modest portion of our capital toward Bitcoin investments and will consider additional investments in Bitcoin as we monetize some of our existing $17 million portfolio which we expect to begin doing in 2021,” he added.

As Decrypt reported earlier today, SkyBridge Capital, a New York-based hedge fund founded by former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, has invested $25 million in Bitcoin.

“You either have to accept that Bitcoin is a store of value or not. After doing the research, we believe it is. And given the monetary supply and the global central banking coordination right now, this will be a very strong asset class over the next decade,” explained Scaramucci, highlighting the recent influx of institutional investors in the cryptosphere.

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