New Jersey’s pension fund chased crypto mining’s upside last quarter with multimillion-dollar bets on two of the industry’s biggest names.
The state-managed pension ended June with $3.66 million in Riot Blockchain (NASDAQ: RIOT) and $3.39 million in Marathon Digital Holdings (NASDAQ: MARA), according to disclosure documents.
New Jersey’s Common Pension Fund D has $30 billion in total assets for state employees.
The allocation appears to be New Jersey’s first in the crypto sector. Other state-run pension schemes have also warmed to bitcoin mining stocks in recent months, most notably California’s.
The NJ Division of Investment did not immediately reply to a request for comment.