Grayscale Added Nearly $1B in Crypto in 24 Hours

The digital asset manager added large numbers of altcoins to its holdings including horizen and livepeer.

Apr 22, 2021 at 10:22 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:45 p.m. UTC

Grayscale Investments, the world’s largest digital asset manager, acquired nearly $1 billion in crypto in a 24-hour period.

  • The company tweeted Wednesday that its total assets under management totalled $45.8 billion compared to $44.9 billion the day before.
  • This included increases to its Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) and Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETHE) of $283.3 million and $586.5 million respectively.
  • GBTC is currently trading at a 13.88% discount to the price of the bitcoin held within, according to Grayscale’s data.
  • Grayscale also added large numbers of altcoins, including a 16.89% increase in horizen (ZEN) and 13.25% in livepeer (LPT) .
  • Grayscale is owned by Digital Currency Group, the parent of CoinDesk.


The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.