Grayscale Challenges ‘Fake News’ with Filing for Bitcoin ETF

Grayscale Investments advances toward a Bitcoin ETF conversion following a D.C. court ruling, joining industry giants BlackRock and Fidelity.

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  • Grayscale Investments has taken a pivotal step in its Bitcoin ETF pursuit.
  • Major asset managers, including BlackRock and Fidelity, have shared similar ambitions.
  • A pending court mandate could bring closure to this unfolding narrative.

Amidst a whirlwind of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) updates and a deluge of speculative articles concerning ETF acceptances, Grayscale has strategically addressed the burgeoning demand for cryptocurrency investment options.

In an environment rife with regulatory intricacies and misinformation, the asset management powerhouse is forging ahead with its mission to convert the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust into an Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF). This move follows a directive from a D.C. circuit court urging the SEC to revisit the company’s application.

Grayscale Pushes to Create First Bitcoin Spot ETF

On a Thursday morning, the asset management firm made its move by filing an S-3 registration statement. This S-3 filing, a more concise variant of the traditional S-1 filing employed for offering new shares, marks a crucial development in Grayscale’s pursuit.


Notably, Grayscale’s endeavor aligns with the ambitions of other major players in the asset management realm, such as BlackRock and Fidelity. They, too, are currently in the process of seeking SEC approval for their own spot Bitcoin ETFs.

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Nears Registration with NYSE Arca

Grayscale’s rationale for utilizing Form S-3 in its filing hinges on its shares’ prior registration under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 since January 2020. Additionally, they meet the other requisites mandated for this particular form.

As part of its strategy, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) aims to list its shares on NYSE Arca under the symbol GBTC. These shares will be made available on an ongoing basis, subject to approval from NYSE Arca for the Form 19b-4 listing application and the effective registration of Form S-3 to enroll the shares. Grayscale articulated this in a statement, outlining its plans and intentions.

On the Flipside

  • Prior cases of misleading cryptocurrency regulatory news stress the importance of relying on official SEC filings to assess Grayscale’s latest move.
  • The question remains whether the SEC’s reassessment of Grayscale’s application effectively addresses the underlying concerns and potential risks linked to Bitcoin ETFs.

Why This Matters

As evidenced by recent price movements triggered by misleading information, it’s clear that the market is eagerly anticipating the approval of a Spot Bitcoin ETF. The outcome of Grayscale Investments’ latest filing could profoundly impact the broader crypto landscape, making it a pivotal moment for the crypto community.


To learn more about the recent developments in Bitcoin’s price despite Grayscale’s news, read here:
Bitcoin Struggles at $27,000 Despite Bullish Grayscale News

For insights into the SEC’s approval of Grayscale’s Bitcoin ETF quest, follow this link to a recent event:
SEC’s Green Light Allows Grayscale’s Quest for Bitcoin ETF

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Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.