Tagged: grayscale

Digital Assets Record Positive Returns in December, Led by Smart Contract Platforms Crypto Sector – Grayscale Research

Bitcoin (BTC)  gained 13% in December 2023 (and is trading at over $45,000 to start off the new year). These price moves punctuate a year of strong returns, but the largest crypto asset was, in fact, “outpaced by other market segments last month,” the team… Read More

Barry Silbert’s Exit as Board Member of Grayscale Described as Christmas Gift

Barry Silbert, the founder of Grayscale, which is part of the Digital Currency Group (DCG), has resigned from his position as a board member of Grayscale. Grayscale is the sponsor of the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (OTC:GBTC), an OTC markets traded vehicle that allows investors to… Read More

Bitcoin Fundamental Outlook: BTC Now Considered a Digital Alternative to Physical Gold – Report

Bitcoin’s price continued to rise in November and the crypto recovery broadened to a wider array of market segments, the Grayscale team noted. Grayscale also mentioned in a report that financial markets relaxed “about certain macro risks, including the geopolitical conflict in the Middle East… Read More

Bitcoin Ownership Is Widely Distributed: Only 2.3% of Holders Own 1 or More BTC – Report

Bitcoin ownership is widely distributed across a variety of groups, according to an update from Grayscale. The report reveals that 74% of Bitcoin (BTC) owners currently hold less than about 0.01 worth of Bitcoin (~$350 as of November 6th, 2023). The research report also mentions… Read More

Fineqia Analyst Points to SEC’s Decision Not to Appeal Grayscale Decision Driving Bitcoin Higher

It has been widely reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided not to appeal a decision by the courts that reflects favorably on Grayscale’s push to launch a Bitcoin ETF. Grayscale currently lists a Bitcoin Trust on OTC Markets, along with other… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Outperforms Other Asset Classes Amidst Global Market Rout, Report Reveals

Bitcoin gained in September while many traditional assets “suffered meaningful losses, underscoring crypto’s diversification properties,” according to an update shared by Grayscale. The pressure on global markets “seemed to stem from rising government bond yields and higher oil prices,” the report from Grayscale noted. As… Read More

Grayscale Breaks Up with Ethereum Proof of Work Tokens

Grayscale says it has abandoned the rights to Ethereum Proof of Work (ETHPoW) tokens as it simply does not make sense. Ethereum migrated away from Proof of Work to Proof of Stake in a major transition for the second most popular crypto token. Ethereum Merge… Read More

Digital Assets: Research Analyst Says Asia, Europe Might Take Larger Share of Crypto Market Due to Regulatory Uncertainty in the US

Matteo Greco, Research Analyst at the publicly listed digital asset and fintech investment business Fineqia International (CSE:FNQ), has shared key insights with CI. SEC vs Service Provider Developments Keeps Market Volatility Up Bitcoin (BTC) closed last week “around $26,000, a 0.5% decrease in price from… Read More

Competitive Enterprise Institute Financial Services Expert Comments on Bitcoin ETF Ruling: The SEC Should Heed the Words of the Court

Yesterday, Grayscale received a solid legal victory in its attempt to offer a Bitcoin ETF. A federal court deemed the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to block the launch of the exchange-traded product as “capricious”. Grayscale is currently reviewing its options and the SEC has… Read More

Grayscale Earns Win in Court in Battle with the SEC Regarding Bitcoin ETF, Bitcoin Rises

Bitcoin caught an updraft today following the news that Grayscale booked a victory in the US Court of Appeals in its ongoing battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in regard to its effort to list a Bitcoin ETF. Grayscale already trades the Grayscale… Read More

Fir Tree Shares Update on GBTC Litigation, Comments on Grayscale’s Refusal to Conduct Tender Offer

Fir Tree Partners, a meaningful shareholder of the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), announced it has reached an agreement with Grayscale Investments (together with GBTC, Grayscale) and has issued the below statements regarding Grayscale’s “continued refusal to conduct a tender offer that would unlock value for… Read More

Grayscale Affirms All Crypto is Safe

Grayscale, part of the Digital Currency Group (DCG), published a blog post in recent days telling users that “all digital assets are safe and secure.” Grayscale is the issuer of multiple digital asset-based funds like the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (OTCQX:GBTC), which is traded on OTC… Read More

Grayscales Has Had Enough, Sues SEC Due to Foot Dragging on Bitcoin ETF

Grayscale Investments, a large digital asset manager with listed products trading on OTC Markets, has sued the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) due to the agency’s refusal to approve a Bitcoin-based Exchange Traded Product (ETP) or spot Bitcoin ETF. According to a release, Grayscale filed… Read More

Bitcoin ETF Denied: Grayscale’s Attempt to Offer BTC ETF Blocked by SEC

Grayscale’s most recent attempt of migrating Bitcoin-based GBTC, traded on OTC Markets, to an exchange-traded fund (ETF), has been denied. In an Order posted by the SEC yesterday, the Commission disapproved a proposed rule change that would have allows the spot Bitcoin ETF to trade… Read More

Grayscale Posts Letter in Advance of SEC Decision on Bitcoin ETF

Grayscale, a digital asset platform that provides access to retail investors, has posted a letter in advance of the SEC’s 240 day deadline to respond to its request to migrate Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) to an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The letter is signed by Michael… Read More

Grayscale Investments Is Looking at Expanding into European Market for Digital Asset Funds

Grayscale Investments, which oversees the $30 billion+ Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), is reportedly looking at further expanding into the European market for digital asset funds. Grayscale will be meeting with various partners in order to discuss matters related to entering the European markets, according to… Read More

Moving to Ethereum Classic (ETC) Mining May be Viable Option for Miners on Ethereum (ETH) Network: Report

The price of Ethereum Classic (ETC) surged 103% – compared to Bitcoin’s (BTC) increase of 13% – between March 13 and March 24, 2022, starting from $26 and “peaking at $48.50,” according to a report from Grayscale. The team at Grayscale noted in the report… Read More

Bitcoin has Been Quite Resilient, Rebounding from a Drop Following Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Report

Digital asset manager Grayscale notes that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has impacted international markets, including crypto-assets, which have “historically shown correlations to risk assets.” As noted in a blog post by Grayscale, this relationship has “become even more pronounced in recent years as institutional… Read More

Grayscale Launches Future of Finance ETF

Digital currency asset manager Grayscale has announced the launch of  Fintech ETF. Labeled  Grayscale Future of Finance ETF (NYSE: GFOF), the vehicle is said to be the first equity ETF to track the performance of the Bloomberg Grayscale Future of Finance Index. The ETF started… Read More

Grayscale Adds 25 Cryptos to Assets Under Consideration List, 1 Joins Invested List

Digital currency investment firm Grayscale has updated its list of assets under consideration, and some of the new entrants are Bancor, BitTorrent, Decred, Elrond, and Oasis Network. Such assets are not currently included in a Grayscale investment product, bit could be in the future, the… Read More