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The Metaverse

Crypto cloud economies are the next emerging market investment frontier and the Metaverse is at the forefront of this Web 3.0 internet evolution. The Metaverse is a set of interconnected, experiential, 3D virtual worlds where people located anywhere can socialize in real-time to form a persistent, user-owned, internet economy spanning the digital and physical worlds.

A Report on Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is an emerging crypto innovation that goes beyond banking and beyond borders to create a new internet-native global financial ecosystem. DeFi has started to reshape global finance and e-commerce, yet the asset category remains mysterious to many investors. Our first Grayscale DeFi Primer offered an overview of DeFi, discussed use cases, and examined the native tokens of several well-known protocols. In this DeFi report, we will take a deeper dive into the financial system powering the Web 3.0 crypto cloud economy.

2020 Investor Study

Since its inception more than a decade ago, Bitcoin has become a popular topic of discussion for investors, advisors, financial institutions, service providers, regulators, and policymakers. As Bitcoin continues to reach a broader mainstream audience, Grayscale is tracking changing attitudes and perspectives around Bitcoin.
Bitcoin’s Quantitative Tightening

Bitcoin’s Quantitative Tightening

As the world grapples with COVID-19, it’s important for investors to understand the effects of government monetary and fiscal intervention, particularly in the context of digital currencies like Bitcoin and the unique attributes they possess.

Valuing Ethereum

With activity growing on Ethereum, a public blockchain that facilitates the execution of complex autonomous applications, investors are wondering how exactly to value the native asset of the network, Ether. In August, Grayscale released a report on Valuing Bitcoin to help investors understand why Bitcoin has value and how they can monitor important underlying metrics.
Bitcoin investor study 2019

2019 Investor Study

Since its introduction in 2009, Bitcoin has steadily grown in popularity and today has expanded its reach to a broad mainstream audience. Now, a new joint survey from Grayscale Investments and Q8 Research provides a deeper level of insight into investors’ interests, perceptions, and misconceptions about investing in Bitcoin.
Using Bitcoin to Hedge

Using Bitcoin to Hedge Against Global Financial Crises

Financial crises are happening more frequently and span across many geopolitical regions. For example, during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) between October 2007 and March 2009, the S&P 500 and several of its global equity counterparts lost more than half of their value, erasing decades of wealth accumulation and challenging our understanding of market efficiency and systemic risk.
The Next Bitcoin Halving

The Next Bitcoin Halving

The next Bitcoin halving will take place in May 2020. At that time, the block reward for miners on the Bitcoin network will decrease from 12.5 to 6.25 bitcoins, the third such “halving” event in the network’s history.
Horizen Investment Thesis

Horizen (ZEN) Investment Thesis

Horizen – an end-to-end encrypted platform over which money, messages, and media can be securely and privately transmitted and stored – addresses growing concerns over the right to privacy in the Digital Age.
Into the Ether

Into the Ether with Ethereum Classic

Ethereum Classic is a next-generation blockchain platform for a new internet infrastructure. Featuring a flexible and intuitive smart contract programming platform that is powered by its associated token, ETC, Ethereum Classic has the potential to dramatically enhance the ways that information and value are shared in the digital economy.
Zcash Investment Thesis

The Zcash Investment Thesis

Zcash was publicly launched on October 28, 2016, by a team of world-class cryptographers, engineers, and computer scientists from the Zerocoin Electric Coin Company, or the Zcash Company, as one of many new digital currency projects intended to expand upon the capabilities of Bitcoin.

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