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Crypto investments: 1200% more than in 2017

Grayscale Investments Inc., a crypto-related investment company founded in 2013 by the Digital Currency Group, reported substantial growth this year.

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 shares of the Bitcoin Investment Trust, according to the company’s website, are the “first publicly quoted securities solely invested in and deriving value from the price of bitcoin”.

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.


Amelia Tomasicchio
Amelia Tomasicchiohttps://cryptonomist.ch
As expert in digital marketing, Amelia began working in the fintech sector in 2014 after writing her thesis on Bitcoin technology. Previously author for several international crypto-related magazines and CMO at Eidoo. She is now the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Cryptonomist, and also PR manager for the Italian market at Bitget. She is also a marketing teacher at Digital Coach in Milan and she published a book about NFTs for the Italian publishing house Mondadori, while she is also helping artists and company to entering in the sector. As advisor, Amelia is also involved in metaverse-related project such as The Nemesis and OVER.