If one looks at history of money, they will see steady progression from more concrete to more abstract. From barter to precious metals to paper to modern digital banking, the progression has been about steadily increasing efficiency and frictionless of money. Until recently, throughout its use for payments and as a store of value, the only form of digital money was that of centralized kind – digital ledgers kept at banks and financial institutions. Bitcoin entered scene in 2009 as a new form of value exchange through decentralized peer-to-peer network not controlled by any government or entity. It’s been very successful at that over the past years in its use for international remittance, micro payments and online commerce. As Bitcoin matured, it is now ready for the next stage of its life cycle where other use cases have emerged. Enter brand new asset class. Bitcoin volatility has been decreasing over the years and its liquidity steadily increasingapproaching $1 billion a day through the first half of 2016. Many investment professionals are now considering adding bitcoin to their portfolios, viewing it as a valuable hedge to traditional assets. New bitcoin investment vehicles such as Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC) and soon available Winkelvoss Gemini ETF had emerged, making bitcoin investment practical without technical know how of bitcoin cold storage and private key management. It is necessary to point out that, by buying shares in Bitcoin Investment Trust, one would be paying about 50% premium compared to buying directly at an exchange, as a convenience charge. At the time of this writing, GBTC trust share price was $87, which represents 0.1 bitcoin, currently priced at $607. According to this Forbes research, bitcoin is least correlated to any other traditional asset class out there, such as stocks, bonds, real estate, foreign currencies or gold (correlation table). This makes it an ideal addition to most investment portfolios, large and small. Bitcoin is well on its way into the “big league” of investment asset landscape. It’s no longer a matter of if, but a matter of when.