Houston Firefighters US Pension Fund Purchases Bitcoin


  • A U.S. public pension fund has invested in bitcoin for the first time.
  • The Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund acquired an undisclosed amount of BTC through institutional bitcoin services provider NYDIG.
  • The investment “represents a watershed moment for bitcoin and its place in public pensions,” the global head of asset management at NYDIG said.

The pension fund for Houston’s firefighters, the Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund (HFRRF), announced today that it had purchased bitcoin for the defined benefit plan’s portfolio, making it the first announced investment in BTC by a public pension fund in the U.S.

“This investment represents a watershed moment for bitcoin and its place in public pensions,” said Nate Conrad, global head of asset management at NYDIG. “Fiduciaries are increasingly aware of how even a small allocation to digital assets can make a big impact over time, and they now have a partner in NYDIG who can help them make it happen.”


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