Bitcoin Investment Trust will sell 173k BCC coins

Grayscale Investments, the sponsor of the Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT), announced a distribution of Bitcoin Cash to their holders of 1,868,700 share
27 October 2017   2765

The investment company Grayscale Investments, standing behind the Bitcoin Investment Trust, announced the sale of 1,868,700 shares denominated in Bitcoin Cash and the further distribution of the funds received among the company's shareholders. This is reported by the TrustNodes.

At the time of announcement, the shares were valued at 0.09258535 BCH, which together is equivalent to 173 014 BCH or $ 57 786 676.

Distribution of funds among shareholders will begin on November 6, 2017 and will last no more than 90 days. Bitcoin Investment Trust will assign commission and administrative expenses to shareholders.

How exactly Grayscale Investments plans to sell Bitcoin Cash, however, is not specified. As stated in the statement of the company Barry Silbert, "Bitcoin Cash is currently traded on many sites."

Bitcoin Cash Price

At the moment of press, average BCC price is $353.41.

Bitcoin Cash price chart
Bitcoin Cash price chart

Bitcoin Cash marketcap is $5,910,443,986  and 24h volume is $335,775,000. 

Coinbase to Appear in San Francisco District Court

Exchange representatives must appear in court due to issues related to BCH trading launch in 2017
07 August 2019   432

San Francisco District Court judge Vince Chhabria ruled that the latter showed negligence and “clear incompetence generated by haste” when it started trading in Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on Coinbase. Now Coinbase, apparently, will be forced to stand trial, Bloomberg reports.

So, at the end of 2017, the exchange opened BCH trading, but was forced to suspend operations after 2 minutes due to high volatility and suspicious price increases - the coin began to grow rapidly several hours before the announcement of Coinbase.

Then the company was accused of insider trading, later crypto enthusiasts even began to find confirmation of this.

According to the judge, the users who bought VSN at inflated prices were primarily affected. He noted that the suspension of trading was too hasty and disrupted the normal functioning of the market.

BCH buyers claim that Coinbase could have announced a bid in advance to prevent a price spike, but it did not. The judge agreed with this opinion and noted that shortly before the launch of BCH trading on Coinbase, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange opened trading in bitcoin futures, which could become a factor of too much market participants' recovery.

According to the publication, Coinbase has not yet commented on the court decision.

Recall that in March 2018, a class action lawsuit was filed against the company, in which Coinbase was accused of “artificially overpricing” Bitcoin Cash through trading based on insider data.