Despite the bear market, the company earned nearly $330 million during 2018, which is equivalent to an increase of 1,200% compared to 2017. In fact, in the same period of time, last year the gain was only $25 million.
This would even be their best year of operation so far.
During the third quarter, institutional investments increased by up to 70% but, despite this, the amount of money invested remained lower.
“The average weekly inflow into Bitcoin Investment Trust was $4.5 million, down from the year-to-date average of $5.5 million. The average weekly inflow into “Non-Bitcoin” investment products was $1.7 million, down from the year-to-date average of $2.9 million.”
Grayscale Investments Inc. points out that although most of the investments were directed to the Bitcoin Investments Trust, investors are diversifying their inventories.
The Bitcoin Investment Trust reached its lowest value at the beginning of October. In fact, the fund’s units have fallen by about eighty per cent compared to their value last December.