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Grayscale Buys 50% of All Ethereum Mined in 2020

Digital asset manager Grayscale Investments bought about 50% of all newly mined ethereum so far this year. It now holds the equivalent of 1.1% of ETH in circulation, according to a post on Reddit.

Grayscale operates 10 cryptocurrency investment products focused on institutional investors. As of April 24, the company had $2.7 billion worth of digital assets under management. The Ethereum Trust accounts for $234.7 million of investments while more than $2.3 billion are held in the Bitcoin Trust. Other funds cover BCH, zcash, XRP, and more.

As per the post, Grayscale bought 756,539 ETH since the beginning of this year. That’s 48.4% of all coins extracted since the start of 2020. In total, 1,563,245 ether have been mined during this period. The Redditor opined:

Given the recent increase in investments, this percentage could be much larger in the future.

Grayscale has been aggressively stockpiling ethereum. The cryptocurrency asset manager reported that its ETH inflows reached an all-time high during the first quarter of 2020. It said inflows to the Ethereum Trust reached $110 million in the quarter, compared to combined inflows for the previous two years of $95.8 million.

With the Grayscale Ethereum Trust, institutional investors can gain exposure to ETH but without actually owning any coins. This means Grayscale will have to hold large amounts of ether in its portfolio.

There’s also the planned upcoming Ethereum 2.0, which might be leading investors to take positions in ETH. The system upgrade will reward new coins to “validators” holding at least 32 ETH.

The price of ethereum has risen sharply since the March 12 crash, spurred by the network’s imminent switch from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake or the so-called Ethereum 2.0.

ETH is up more than 40% in the last 30 days and about 8% in the last week. At the time of writing, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap was down 0.93% to $193.20 over the past 24 hours, according to data from

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Jeffrey Gogo

Jeffrey Gogo is an award winning financial journalist based in Harare, Zimbabwe. A former deputy business editor with the Zimbabwe Herald, the country's biggest daily, Gogo has more than 17 years of wide-ranging experience covering Zimbabwe's financial markets, economy and company news. He first encountered bitcoin in 2014, and began covering cryptocurrency markets in 2017

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