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Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Hits Record Low Discount

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Hits Record Low Discount

As of February 15th, Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) is trading at a discount of 47.35% to the net asset value (NAV) of its underlying assets, which is the lowest it has been all year.

The current price of GBTC shares is $10.85, having increased by 4.43% in the last 24 hours, according to data from ycharts.

Earlier this year, the discount had narrowed to around 38.55% following community-led efforts to redeem the shares. However, it began to widen again due to the struggles of GBTC’s parent company, Digital Currency Group (DCG).

DCG has been experiencing financial problems at one of its subsidiaries, Genesis, which filed for bankruptcy on January 19th. This has led to concerns about the financial health of DCG and its potential impact on Grayscale.

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To raise funds, DCG has been selling some of its assets, including $22 million worth of its shares in Grayscale’s Ethereum (ETH) fund. The company is also trying to sell its news outlet, CoinDesk.

As a result, other Grayscale cryptocurrency trusts, such as Grayscale Ethereum Trust and Grayscale Ethereum Classic Trust, are trading at even higher discounts against NAV – 52.80% and 68.13%, respectively, according to ycharts data.

Alexander Stefanov

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