Bitcoin has seen immense volatility in the past few weeks . The cryptocurrency fluctuated between $ 30,000 and $ 40,000, and at one point even fell below the former level, which scared the bulls.
Unimpressed by the recent market volatility, however, the data shows that institutional players have added to their Bitcoin positions.
Grayscale adds Bitcoin positions
Grayscale Investments, a Wall Street digital asset manager, bought $ 118 million in BTC in one day, according to crypto data aggregator Bloqport. This adds to the $ 1 billion BTC that Grayscale has bought for its customers over the past seven days.
That means the company now has over $ 20 billion in the leading cryptocurrency under management, which is an increase of over seven percent in Bitcoin Union in the last 30 days alone.
Grayscale is adding these funds for its Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, which holds BTC for accredited investors, which often include hedge funds and other institutional players who need exposure in the area.
More corporate money on the way?
But more money could come from companies.
MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor says he will host a digital conference that will enable corporate America executives to learn more about Bitcoin and how to implement it in their business. Saylor:
“We will bring together thousands of corporate executives, boards, directors and consultants in the first week of February. They all want to find out how to add #bitcoin to their balance sheet or P&L … We’ll make it available as open source. ”
It’s unclear whether Grayscale is the optimal method for Corporate America or Wall Street investors to invest capital in Bitcoin, as there are a growing number of institutional service providers that can safely execute and hold BTC ( see How to Buy Bitcoin From eToro )
Grayscale’s Altcoin Fund
Grayscale is expected to add new institutional player funds soon to get further exposure to altcoins.
The screenshot below was shared recently. He shows filings suggesting new Grayscale funds will be launched, including for Chainlink (LINK), Tezos (XTZ), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Decentraland (MANA), and Filecoin (FIL).