Research: Grayscale Investments to Control 1% BTC

Looks like this large player see new possibilities in the crypto market fall
06 December 2018   117

2018 can already be considered one of the worst for the cryptocurrency market, however some large players did not fail to take advantage of falling prices to increase the size of their assets. One of them was Grayscale Investments, which included Bitcoin Fund Grayscale Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC) at the beginning of December, controlled more than 200,000 BTC, Bitcoinist writes, citing a study of Diar.

As noted, 17.4 million bitcoins are currently released, which means that GBTC, on behalf of its investors, holds about 1% of the entire issue. This also puts Grayscale at the top of the list of institutional cryptocurrency investments.

At the same time, Barry Silbert’s part of the Digital Currency Group is to accumulate additional bitcoins on a monthly basis. Speaking as a cryptocurrency holder for its clients, GBTC earns 2% in the form of an annual commission on the amount of savings, so this tactic from a business perspective is definitely justified.

At the same time, the fall in Bitcoin prices in 2018 also means that the value of GBTC-controlled assets in dollar terms is decreasing. At the beginning of December, this figure was $ 826 million - the lowest figure for the entire year.

However, Bitcoin is not the only cryptocurrency to which large investors turned when the market fell. In the same study, Diar said that in the first 11 months of 2018 more coins appeared in the wallets actively trading Ethereum whales than in any other period in the history of this cryptocurrency. So, at the end of November, the large holders of Ethereum had 80% more coins than in January.

Trust Wallet to Add BTC & Bech32 Support

At the moment, this option is available to users of iOS devices, support for Android will be added in the next 2-3 weeks
10 December 2018   92

Binance owned and ERC-20 standard tokens oriented Trust Wallet, announced the start of Bitcoin support (BTC).

As stated in the company's blog post, Trust Wallet has become compatible with the SegWit protocol, allowing to send and receive funds to Bech32 native addresses (bc1).

At the moment, this option is available to users of iOS devices, support for Android will be added in the next 2-3 weeks.

Earlier Trust Wallet announced the start of support for TRON (TRX) tokens. The wallet also supports GoChain (GO), POA Network (POA), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Wanchain (WAN) and VeChain (VET).

Recall Binance announced the purchase of Trust Wallet in July this year. The wallet is expected to become part of the upcoming release of the decentralized trading platform Binance.