Californias 441 billion public pension fund increased its stake in bitcoin miner Riot Blockchain RIOT nearly sevenfold in last years Q4 amid the meteoric runup in the price of bitcoin.
California Public Employees Retirement System CalPERS held 113,034 shares in RIOT worth over 1.9 million at the end of 2020, according to Tuesday filings. Thats up from Q3 2020, when CalPERS 16,907 RIOT shares were worth a comparatively minuscule 49,000.
The largest public pension fund in the U.S. had been holding firm on its nearly 17 thousand RIOT shares since acquiring them during the bull run in late 2017. That position seldom varied until now.
RIOT spiked 541 during Q4 2020. Meanwhile, bitcoin BTC, 6.15 was up 174 for the quarter.