The association that launched Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC), the first publicly traded batch to offer bearing to the cost of bitcoin, is at it again.
Grayscale Investments has launched the Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund, a account that “provides bearing to the tip glass digital assets, through a marketplace cap-weighted portfolio,” according to the company.
At launch, the account comprises these 5 cryptocurrencies: bitcoin, ether, ripple, litecoin, and bitcoin cash. The account will be rebalanced every quarter.
Grayscale CEO Barry Silbert suggested the new account live on theatre at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit: Crypto on Wednesday.
The Digital Large Cap Fund is the fourth such investment account from Grayscale; it launched the Bitcoin Investment Trust in 2015 as a way for people to get bearing to the cost of bitcoin but carrying to go through the technical stairs of shopping tangible bitcoin. Last year, Grayscale launched the Ethereum Classic Investment Trust and Zcash Investment Trust.
Digital Large Cap Fund is a broader basket than those 3 vehicles. And positively the 5 cryptocurrencies in the account at launch are the 5 biggest domicile names in crypto for the time being. Four of these 5 are also all offered on the mainstream brokerage Coinbase—all only ripple.
“People don’t know or caring which silver will win,” Silbert tells Yahoo Finance. “They just want to be in this item class. We have people who want to put $100 million into this.”
For the first year, Digital Large Cap Fund will be only available to SEC-accredited investors (annual income of $200,000 or a net value of over $1 million) to buy directly from Grayscale. Grayscale aims to list the fund’s shares publicly after one year, at which time the first buyers are means to sell their shares on the open marketplace if they wish. Grayscale declined to contend what the ticker of the Digital Large Cap Fund will be.
Grayscale has $2.17 billion in resources underneath management. The organisation is a auxiliary of Silbert’s Digital Currency Group (DCG), which is the largest investment organisation in cryptocurrency startups. DCG’s portfolio includes all the domicile names in bitcoin and blockchain companies: BitGo, Blockchain, Blockstack, Chain, Coinbase, Kraken, Ripple, Shapeshift, and Xapo, to name just a few.
The launch of this latest account is another step in Silbert’s apparent bid to be the widespread financier in all things cryptocurrency. Between DCG’s portfolio of equity in private companies, and Grayscale’s open investment vehicles, he’s creation it happen.
Daniel Roberts covers bitcoin and blockchain at Yahoo Finance. Follow him on Twitter at @readDanwrite.