LATEST: Grayscale Announces 0.15% Fees on Bitcoin Mini Trust ETF

Grayscale, a leading Bitcoin ETF provider, has announced a strategic expansion through its new Bitcoin Mini Trust (BTC), set to attract more investors with its low 0.15% management fee. The latest filings reveal an initial seeding of 63,204 bitcoins from its parent fund, GBTC, representing a 10% asset transfer. This move, paired with the automatic issuance and distribution of BTC trust shares to existing GBTC shareholders, signals a broader accessibility to Bitcoin investments, aligning fees with market leaders and potentially reshaping investor preferences.

Further sweetening the deal, this spinoff comes as a non-taxable event for GBTC shareholders, sparing them from capital gains taxes typically incurred during such transitions. With over a decade in operation, Grayscale’s GBTC has shifted from private placements to public trading, culminating in a January 2024 uplisting on NYSE Arca. As Grayscale’s assets under management hover around $19.6 billion, the new trust positions itself as a formidable competitor in the evolving cryptocurrency landscape, directly challenging giants like BlackRock’s $17.5 billion IBIT fund.

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