Bill Miller aims to put 15 percent of the $2.25 billion holdings of the Miller Opportunity Trust into the Greyscale Bitcoin Trust. The news came shortly after a letter championing Bitcoin as a rising investment was published by the investor.
Trusts such as Grayscale’s are part of a financial services industry that gives customers indirect exposure to cryptocurrency. The investment trust stated the following:
“The Fund may seek investment exposure to bitcoin indirectly by investing in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, an entity that holds bitcoin. The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust invests principally in bitcoin. The Fund will not make any additional investments in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust if, as a result of the investment, its aggregate investment in bitcoin exposure would be more than 15% of its assets at the time of investment.”
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The trust maintains $2.25 billion dollars in funds under administration.
That implies that, via Grayscale’s Bitcoin confidence, it aims to indirectly channel over $300 million into Bitcoin through Grayscale.
The news comes a fortnight after Miller published an income strategy letter naming Bitcoin an “emerging and under-owned technology with a “brilliant, theoretically consistent distributed governance protocol” in an enormous addressable market.
The Miller Opportunity Trust is not the first big investor to channel cash into Bitcoin indirectly.
The news comes one week after Grayscale reopened its Ethereum Trust and recorded trusts with Delaware’s business registry for more than a dozen altcoins.
Trusts such as Grayscale’s Bitcoin and Ethereum trusts give customers auditable control in crypto by conventional investment instruments in the absence of exchange-traded funds.
What is Grayscale?
Grayscale pools the Bitcoin (or Ethereum) trusts to receive exposure to crypto from private investors. It currently holds $4 billion in its Ethereum Trust. It spends the cash in crypto and charges the holders 2%, sells trust securities on public trading desks.
Grayscale Investments is a widely known trendsetter in the cryptosphere. In reality, the New York-based corporation maintains 449,596 BTC, which ultimately amounts to $5.1 billion and accounts for 2.14 trillion of the total Bitcoin Trust Fund (GBTC) digital currency pool, which controls and monitors the valuation of Bitcoin.
By 2020, in the OTCQX market, the Trust had almost increased its portfolio by 70% of all freshly minted bitcoins. GBTC holds the BTC on behalf of accredited company buyers, who usually value Bitcoin’s decentralized nature and its reputation as the next currency.
10 crypto-investment funds targeting retail investors are controlled by the firm. Ethereum, Bitcoin Gold, Zcash, and more are part of the Altcoin range at Grayscale. Greyscale denotes its interest with an Ethereum Trust in the mix.