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Grayscale Adds $2.5 Billion in XLM, LINK, BAT, MANA and Other Altcoins

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 08:09
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Yuri Molchan
Top cryptocurrency fund Grayscale has purchased $2.5 billion worth of popular altcoins, however, its Bitcoin holdings have been shrinking
Grayscale Adds $2.5 Billion in XLM, LINK, BAT, MANA and Other Altcoins
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Grayscale Investments, a subsidiary of Digital Currency Group led by Barry Silbert, has announced that it purchased $2.5 billion in digital currencies in a single day and, as of April 27, it holds $45.5 billion worth of crypto.

These are altcoins; however, analytics data shows that the company has been dumping Bitcon and Ethereum and other currencies as well.

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Grayscale sees an inflow of altcoins

Data provided by analytics service Bybt shows that, over the past week, Grayscale has bought large amounts of XLM (277,931), MANA (102,183), LINK (34,506), BAT (78,014) and other altcoins.

Purchases of MANA over the past 24 hours constitute another 20,709 coins.

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Grayscale dumps BTC, ETH and ETC

However, Bybt data also shows that, in the past month, Grayscale has sold 1,149 Bitcoin and dumped 251 BTC in the past week and 35 BTC over the past 24 hours.

It has also gotten rid of part of its Ethereum holdings, selling 6,951 ETH in the past month, 1,519 in the past week and 217 ETH over the last 24 hours.

The same goes for Ethereum Classic and other altcoins, including LTC, BCH and XLM (but only in a 24-hour period).

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust has been trading at a negative premium of -9.34 percent.

South Korean Gaming Giant Nexon Snaps Up $100 Million Worth of Bitcoin

Bitcoin shows gradual recovery

After the plunge to the $47,000 level on April 26, the biggest cryptocurrency has been gradually regaining its losses.

However, after rising above the $55,000 line on Tuesday, it has declined again, now trading at $54,243, according to CoinMarketCap.

Yesterday, the world's wealthiest man, Elon Muskduring a debate with Dave Portnoyrevealed that he owns Bitcoin and has not sold any, despite Tesla selling 10 percent of its Bitcoin reserves in Q1 this year after allocating $1.5 billion into BTC.

Earlier, U.Today reported that the Japanese-South Korean gaming giant bought $100 million worth of BTC to retain the purchasing power of its cash reserves.

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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

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