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Fidelity Charitable, the charity fund, part of the fund giant Fidelity Investments, gained nearly $9 000 000 in bitcoin during the first half of this year, according to its financial report.
Last year Fidelity Charitable gained $7 000 000 in bitcoin. For first half of 2017, this number is "beaten" $2 000 000 more. According to mentioned report, the whole fund gained $2 000 000 000 for the first half of 2017.
This information was provided after CEO of Fidelity had a speach at CoinDesk's Consensus 2017 blockchain conference. She talked about deep interest of the fund in blockchain industry.
Fidelity was established in 1991, began bitcoin raising in 2015. It has helped to support more than 235,000 nonprofit organizations with more than $26 billion in grants.