Crypto Retirement Plans Upend Skittish 401(k)s Averse to Risk

July 29, 2021

The cryptocurrency boom that’s elevated a few lucky at-home investors into overnight millionaires should be used to shore up workers’ retirement savings, say advocates of getting digital money into employer-sponsored 401(k)s.

Plan sponsors are feeling pressure from workers and a growing number of fintech firms to incorporate cryptocurrency into their investment lineups. A burgeoning tech-based 401(k) market wants to level the playing field by offering the working class a chance to cash in on the same growth billionaires and big-name companies have enjoyed for years.

401(k)s, which account for the vast majority of Americans’ retirement savings, have persisted on tried ...