Grayscale Investments, a cryptocurrency investment firm that belongs to the Digital Currency Group has just released a statement indicating their intent to file for the creation of new shares for their Ethereum Classic Investment Trust. Grayscale Investments currently manages $1.2 billion in assets.
The company has done this sort of listing before with it’s Bitcoin Investment Trust. Both the bitcoin trust and the Ethereum Classic trust are or will be listed on the OTCQX exchange. The sponsor of the new listing, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has stated that they expect the process to be finished by mid-2018.
What’s the Purpose of the Trust?
For those of us who are more familiar with directly buying and holding digital currencies, it may be at first difficult to understand what the purpose of such an investment trust. The idea behind the trust is that it allows traditional, stock market investors access to cryptocurrencies, without needing to concern themselves with the…