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Another Hedge Fund Gets Crypto Exposure via Grayscale’s GBTC

Millennium, the U.S.-based alternative investment management firm, has become the latest hedge fund to get exposed to cryptocurrencies via Grayscale Investments’ bitcoin trust. However, the extent of Millennium’s exposure to the crypto asset has not been disclosed as both Millennium and Grayscale executives have refused to comment. Nevertheless, a report by The Street says two sources claiming to have knowledge of the deal have confirmed Millenium’s acquisition of the shares. The report also quotes one of the two unnamed sources suggesting that Millennium, which has $48 billion worth of assets under management (AUM), could have been drawn to the crypto…

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SEC Filing Shows Blackrock Held Bitcoin Futures Contracts Worth $6.15 Million

After signaling its intention to get exposed to bitcoin, Blackrock, the world’s largest asset manager, has now revealed its initial investments toward the crypto asset. According to the asset manager’s filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 31, Blackrock, through its Global Allocation Fund, held 37 bitcoin futures contracts worth $6.15 million. According to one report, the contracts, which expired on March 26, had already appreciated in value by some $360,458. Meanwhile, with this modest investment into bitcoin futures, Blackrock’s SEC filing proves the leading asset manager has acted on its promise to invest in the crypto…

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Grayscale Investments Scooped Up Over 17,000 BTC in the Last Seven Days

During the last seven days, Grayscale Investments purchased 17,100 BTC or $182 million worth of bitcoin using today’s exchange rates. The company’s bitcoin position is now close to 450,000 BTC worth roughly $4.7 billion. The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) is a very popular investment vehicle and in 2020 the trust has obtained a massive amount of BTC. Today, GBTC has $4.7 billion assets under management (AUM), according to data provided by bybt.com. Grayscale’s bitcoin position is also displayed on the company website as well for transparency purposes. Since the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust inception date on September 25, 2013, there are…

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$4.6 Billion Under Management: Grayscale Purchased Over $100M Worth of Bitcoins Last Week

This week cryptocurrency proponents discussed the firm Grayscale Investments, as the firm purchased 9,702 bitcoins (over $110 million) in the past five days. The news follows Grayscale informing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that the Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) grew over $1.6 billion in 2020. Last Friday, Grayscale Investments filed a quarterly report with the SEC detailing that the firm’s Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) has increased significantly in value. The filing notes that the trust increased in value by over $1.1 billion as of June 30, 2020, from over 125,000 BTC to 387,000 BTC. June 30 exchange rates show the…

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