Digital Currency Group Subsidiary Grayscale Has Raised $329.5 Million For Product Development

  • Grayscale, a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group (DCG), has released its Q3 2018 financial report.
  • Grayscale revealed that investor interest in its products remains "strong" despite the extended crypto bear market.

Grayscale, a “trusted authority” on investments that focuses on providing “secure access” and “diversified exposure” to crypto assets, has released its Q3 digital asset investment report. The year-to-date (YTD) “highlights” of the report noted that the firm has raised $329.5 million so far - in order develop its products.

Notably, the majority of investments (59%) have come from institutional clients.

"New Investments" Remain "Strong"

Grayscale, which is a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group (DCG), mentioned that “new investment” into its products continue to remain “strong.” The company raised $81.1 million during Q3 2018 - which brings its YTD investment inflow to almost $330 million.

Established in 2013, Grayscale revealed that its recent financial report “marks the strongest year-to-date inflows through September” that the firm has experienced “during any calendar year” - since the launch of its business.

Grayscale’s suite of products continue to attract more capital - with bitcoin (BTC) being the most preferred form of crypto investment. In Q3 2018, 73% of total investments made by Grayscale’s clients were in its Bitcoin Investment Trust. Meanwhile, 23% were “tied to other digital asset” investments offered by the firm.

The investment company also revealed: 

Institutional investors remain engaged with Grayscale products … Institutional investors’ share of new investment increased to 70% in Q3, though the dollar-value invested was lower than in the two previous quarters.

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"First Positive Quarterly Return"

Commenting on the recent trends in digital asset investments, the report questioned whether there would be “a potential reversal” as a Bitcoin Investment Trust and XRP Investment Trust “are bucking the trend on a possible reversal.” This may have helped generate the company’s “first positive quarterly return” for 2018.

Grayscale’s Q3 2018 “highlights” are as follows:

  • “Total Investment into Grayscale Products in Q3 2018: $81.1 million”,
  • “Average Weekly Investment – All Products: $6.2 million”,
  • “Average Weekly Investment – Bitcoin Investment Trust: $4.5 million”,
  • “Average Weekly Investment – “Non-Bitcoin” Investment Products: $1.7 million”,
  • “Majority of investment (70%) has come from institutional investors.”

The company’s YTD key financial figures:

  • “Total Investment into Grayscale Products in Q3 2018: $329.5 million (up 33% in Q3)”,
  • “Average Weekly Investment – All Products: $8.4 million”,
  • “Average Weekly Investment – Bitcoin Investment Trust: $5.5 million”,
  • “Average Weekly Investment – “Non-Bitcoin” Investment Products5: $2.9 million”,
  • “Majority of investment (59%) has come coming from institutional investors.”