Bitcoin Investment Trust: Major Factor of Recent Bitcoin Price Surge?

The surge in the share price of Barry Silbert-led Grayscale Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC) is presumed to be one of the leading factors of the recent spike of bitcoin price. BIT—the publicly-tradable shares of bitcoins operating under the ticker GBTC—was launched back in March, and represents approximately one tenth of a bitcoin. Over the past 5 days, the shares of GBTC have increased from $45 to $55.3 per share, which means that institutional and qualified brokers have been trading the digital currency at an average price of US $553 per Bitcoin. The correlation…Read more …