Chaos at Grayscale complete: RedeemGBTC opens attack

Last Updated: 10 January 2023

Good news for GTBC share owners. The negative premium seems to be receding slightly again.

Discount evaporates

Investors can choose different ways to get exposure to bitcoin. For instance, you can buy bitcoin from the spot market or invest in a share in a bitcoin fund. The latter option has a problem: the share price does not quite follow that of bitcoin anymore.

At the low point, the share value was as much as 50% lower compared to the spot price. And make no mistake: there is over 600,000 BTC in the fund worth $10 billion.

In the last few days, things went in the right direction for the premium. Currently, you can buy GTBC at a 38% discount. Still drama of course, but a trend change seems to be taking place (see blue line below).

RedeemGBTC

Meanwhile, a fierce discussion has also started on Twitter. Shareholders are criticising the way the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust is losing value. The premium could be brought down if asset manager Grayscale sells some bitcoin to buy up GBTC.

They are joining forces to make a statement. On the website RedeemGBTC, owners can share how many shares they own. As long as enough people join, they aim to achieve the following goals:

  1. Find a credible way to sell bitcoin to lower the premium with minimal impact on the market
  2. Bring down the cost of managing the funds
  3. A different management and internal process for the trust fund

Within no time, 4% of shareholders signed up.

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  • I first came into contact with Bitcoin in 2017 - and since then, the topic of cryptocurrencies has never left me. For this reason, I have also made BTC & Co. part of my profession and write as a freelance author for crypto publications.

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