Market Bytes: Bringing Data Privacy to Web 3.0

The next version of the internet, known as Web 3.0, aims to provide individuals with greater sovereignty over their digital lives. The advent of Bitcoin gave birth to an era of internet-native crypto economies that now give people the economic and social freedom to own their money (Bitcoin), applications (Ethereum), interactions (Decentraland), and, importantly, data […]

Market Bytes: Step Into the Metaverse

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended almost every aspect of our daily life, and the world was forced to rapidly adopt a new digital norm overnight: remote work. In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, businesses and schools shifted to implement digital solutions.  As our lives have become increasingly digital, we’ve embraced opportunities […]

Our Filing to Convert GBTC Into an ETF

We recently announced that NYSE Arca has filed Form 19b-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to convert our flagship product, Grayscale® Bitcoin Trust (OTCQX: GBTC), into a Bitcoin Spot ETF. This move was triggered by the SEC’s clearance of a Bitcoin Futures ETF — which we believe is an indication of the agency’s […]

Three Additional Grayscale Products Now Trading on OTC Markets

Grayscale announced that we have received approval for the public quotations of eligible shares of Grayscale Horizen Trust, Grayscale Stellar Lumens Trust, and Grayscale Zcash Trust, which means each of the three Trusts have begun trading on the OTCQX market (under symbols HZEN, GXLM, and ZCSH, respectively). These three trusts join Grayscsale’s six other public […]

Grayscale Investments ® Doubles Its Suite of SEC Reporting Investment Products

We are extremely pleased to share that Grayscale® Bitcoin Cash Trust (OTCQX: BCHG), Grayscale® Ethereum Classic Trust (OTCQX: ETCG), and Grayscale® Litecoin Trust (OTCQX: LTCN) (the Trusts) have become SEC reporting companies effective September 10, 2021. The Trusts join our existing lineup of investment products with the same designation, Grayscale® Bitcoin Trust, Grayscale® Ethereum Trust […]

5 Questions With… Dave LaValle

We are excited to feature Dave LaValle, Grayscale’s newly announced Global Head of ETFs, in our next edition of “5 Questions With…”.  Q: Welcome to the Grayscale team! To start, can you walk us through the highlights of your professional career that led you to this moment, as Grayscale’s new Senior Managing Director, Global Head […]

2021 CEO Midyear Investor Letter

Dear Grayscale Investors,  I am honored to write to you for the first time as Grayscale Investments’ CEO. The past six months have been a revolutionary time for both Grayscale and the digital currency ecosystem at large. We have seen Bitcoin become a treasury management tool for large corporations. Nation states now recognize Bitcoin as […]

Introducing Grayscale® Defi Fund

Today, over 2.3 billion people are excluded from the traditional financial system and even more lack access to sophisticated services such as borrowing, lending, and asset management. Decentralized digital assets are revolutionizing the global transfer of value and require decentralized financial services (or DeFi) to support it. While DeFi is still nascent technology, it has […]

What’s an SEC Reporting Company? Six Things to Know

In 2013, Grayscale launched the first publicly traded-Bitcoin fund in the U.S., Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), which pioneered the model of providing investors with exposure to digital currencies in the form of a security without the challenges of buying, storing, and safekeeping these assets directly. Since 2013, the digital currency market has expanded significantly, and regulations have evolved alongside […]

Grayscale’s Intentions for a Bitcoin ETF

In recent months there have been a growing number of questions around the possibility of a spot Bitcoin ETF in the US, and we’d like to take the opportunity to provide clarity and context on what such a development would mean at Grayscale and for Grayscale® Bitcoin Trust (Symbol: GBTC).   Beginning with GBTC, our […]