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Grayscale Now Owns More Than 3% of Total 21 Million Bitcoins That Will Ever Exist

The leading digital asset manager Grayscale continues to tighten its grip on the bitcoin supply. According to recent estimations, the company now owns over 3% of all the 21 million BTC that will ever exist.Grayscale’s BTC DominationLaunched in 2013, Grayscale is the largest cryptocurrency asset manager with over $27 billion in assets under management.Somewhat expectedly, the company’s Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) is the most popular product that enables institutions to receive BTC exposure through a...

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JP Morgan: Bitcoin Needs to Reclaim $40K Soon or Momentum Will Fade

Bitcoin has to endure and overcome the $40,000 boundary in order to avoid a consequent major price correction. JPMorgan strategists say that otherwise, the major cryptocurrency might suffer investment outflow.The $40K Is the Key to Future Prospects for BTCAccording to a JPMorgan Chase & Co report, cited by Bloomberg, this level is an omen to more eventual losses.The major financial institution strategists led by Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou said that the cryptocurrency is at risk of further...

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Another Bruise for Ripple as Grayscale Customers Say Goodbye to XRP Trust

Ripple and XRP are continuing to lose the love they once boasted thanks to the recent lawsuit initiated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Ripple Is Losing Out AgainThe financial firm recently filed charges against Ripple on account that the XRP asset it hosts is alleged to be a security rather than a currency by agency heads. Thus, according to the organization, Ripple has not been forthcoming regarding the coin’s status and engaged in an illegal token sale when XRP was first...

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Institutional Investors Bought $2.8 Billion in Bitcoin Through Grayscale In Q4 2020

Grayscale Investment has done it again with another record-breaking quarter. In its Q4 2020 report, the leading digital asset manager informed that institutional investors had allocated over $3 billion into its product, with Bitcoin accounting for the most significant part.$3.3B Invested In Grayscale In Q4 2020Despite the challenges that 2020 brought to the financial markets, or perhaps because of them, Grayscale marked its best year to date with massive allocations, primarily from...

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Grayscale Bitcoin Holdings Have Expanded Even More

With bitcoin’s sudden surge back into the $40,000 range (it’s currently pulled back a little to just over $39,000 at press time), the currency appears to be back on its feet and is taking companies like Grayscale along for the ride.Grayscale Is Holding More Bitcoin Thanks to the Price SurgeGrayscale is one of the largest institutions backing bitcoin. It was recently reported that the company holds approximately three percent of the world’s BTC units, and its custody services are second to...

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Morgan Stanley Eyeing Bitcoin With Latest Acquisition

There is no denying that institutions and the big players have been the catalyst for this current crypto market cycle and that notion has been reaffirmed by Morgan Stanley’s latest acquisition.According to reports, Morgan Stanley’s investment management arm boosted a stake in Bitcoin vehicle MicroStrategy Inc. to more than 10% late last year.The move signifies a growing interest in crypto assets from major banks which are clearly paying more attention to the space.Boom!Morgan Stanley just...

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Grayscale Is Now One of the World’s Largest Holders of BTC

The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust now holds of a rather solid portion of the world’s total BTC units.Grayscale Is a Major Bitcoin ManagerChief executive officer Michael Sonnenshein commented in a recent interview that thanks to newfound respect for BTC amongst institutional traders, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust presently manages a record three percent of the world’s total BTC thanks to an increase in activity from its professional clientele.In 2020, companies such as Square, MicroStrategy, Stone...

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Barry Silbert Steps Down as Grayscale CEO

The largest cryptocurrency asset management company, Grayscale, will see a shift in its executive leadership as founder Barry Silbert is prepared to step down to focus on other initiatives of Digital Currency Group.Announced Thursday, Grayscale will see a change in its Chief Executive Officer position.The founder of the company, Barry Silbert, who was acting as its CEO until now, will step down. In his place, the high-ranked executive position will be assumed by Michael...

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Crypto Asset Manager Grayscale Dumps XRP Amid Ripple-SEC Legal Fiasco

Grayscale Investments has removed XRP from its diversified public crypto fund  — Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund (DLC). The move could be yet another fallout from the current enforcement action by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Ripple.Grayscale Nixes XRP, Reallocates Liquidated PositionAccording to an announcement, Grayscale revealed that it removed XRP from its Digital Large Cap Fund (GDLC). Following the liquidation of the XRP holdings in the fund, the funds were...

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Three Arrows Capital Holds Nearly 37,000 BTC Through The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust

Three Arrows Capital, a fund management company registered and supervised by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, disclosed a massive BTC position through the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust. The firm owns over 6% of all GBTC shares, meaning a total amount of almost 37,000 bitcoins.According to a document that Three Arrows Capital filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company owns 38,888,888 shares of the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust.This represents 6.1% of all 638,906,600 shares...

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