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How Do I Invest in Grayscale Bitcoin Trust?

The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust is an investment vehicle that enables investors to gain exposure to the price movement of Bitcoin without having to actually own or store the underlying digital asset. The Trust is a traditional investment vehicle that is structured as a grantor trust and is managed by Grayscale Investments, LLC.

The Trust’s objective is for the NAV per Share to track the price of bitcoin traded on the OTCQX® Best Market, which represents the average price of bitcoin across major U.S.

-based exchanges, weighted by volume.

The Trust currently offers two share classes, each of which represents a fractional undivided beneficial interest in the net assets of the Trust:

Bitcoin Investment Trust Shares (“GBTC”), which are listed for trading on OTCQX under the symbol “GBTC”; and
Ethereum Classic Investment Trust Shares (“ETCG”), which are listed for trading on OTCQX under the symbol “ETCG.”

The GBTC share class is designed for investors seeking a simple and cost-effective way to gain exposure to bitcoin through a traditional investment vehicle. GBTC shares trade at prices that reflect the underlying value of bitcoin, less the trust’s expenses and management fees.

The ETCG share class is designed for investors seeking exposure to Ethereum Classic, an open-source blockchain platform with smart contract functionality. ETCG shares trade at prices that reflect the underlying value of Ethereum Classic, less the trust’s expenses and management fees.

Investing in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust is simple and straightforward. The first step is to open an account with a broker that offers GBTC trading.

Once your account is funded, you can place an order to buy or sell GBTC shares just like you would any other security. GBTC trades on the OTCQX exchange, so it can be bought and sold through most online brokers.

If you’re looking for a simple way to invest in Bitcoin without having to worry about storage or security, then investing in GBTC may be right for you. However, it’s important to remember that GBTC shares trade at a premium to the underlying value of Bitcoin, so you may pay more than you need to if you purchase GBTC at market prices.

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