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Grayscale parent Digital Currency Group plans to buy $250M of its own GBTC shares

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Cryptocurrency asset supervisor Grayscale has a brand new purchaser of shares in its Grayscale Bitcoin Belief (GBTC) — its proprietor.

In a press launch on March 10, Grayscale parent firm Digital Currency Group (DCG) introduced plans to buy up to $250 million of GBTC shares.

GBTC to buy “up to $250 million” in shares

The transfer, which comes amid risky circumstances for GBTC, follows plans to rent specialists within the exchange-traded fund (ETF) sphere, signaling a possible diversification by the corporate.

In accordance to the press launch, DCG “has licensed the acquisition by DCG of up to $250 million price of shares of Grayscale Bitcoin Belief.”

“DCG plans to use money available to fund the purchases and can make the purchases on the open market,” it added.

DCG didn’t particularly state the reasoning behind the buyback.

Canada ETFs put the cat among the many pigeons

As Cointelegraph reported, GBTC traded at its steepest-ever low cost final week, with traders in a position to get publicity to Bitcoin (BTC) at 13% beneath market worth.

GBTC premium vs. holdings vs. BTC/USD chart. Supply: Bybt

The regulatory go-ahead for ETFs to launch in Canada is believed to have contributed to Grayscale’s headache, with traders searching for the most effective worth proposition when it comes to embracing the historically risky asset class.

The US has but to license a single ETF, with anticipation nonetheless constructing that regulators will log out on a change to the established order.

“A United States Bitcoin ETF will unleash a wave a of retail shopping for that can bend minds,” Nik Bhatia, writer of Layered Cash: From Gold and {Dollars} to Bitcoin, commented over the weekend. 

“The commerce circulation will obliterate out there inventory (provide). The tough reality about 21 million is that there simply ain’t a lotta BTC on the market.”

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