% 1.02
BTC Dominance:
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Market Cap:
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% 1.77
Fear & Greed:
74 / 100
$ 66.219
BTC Dominance:
% 54.5
Market Cap:
$2.38 T

Grayscale Starts Bitcoin Staking Fund

Grayscale Staking Bitcoin

Grayscale, renowned for its leading Bitcoin ETF, has unveiled a novel venture: the Grayscale Dynamic Income Fund, aimed at staking cryptocurrencies for income generation. Initially, this fund will encompass assets from nine blockchain projects: Aptos (APT), Celestia (TIA), Coinbase Staked Ethereum (CBETH), Cosmos (ATOM), Near (NEAR), Osmosis (OSMO), Polkadot (DOT), SEI Network (SEI), and Solana (SOL). The objective is to distribute rewards in U.S. dollars quarterly.

Michael Sonnenshein, CEO of Grayscale, emphasized the significance of this move, highlighting GDIF as their inaugural actively managed fund. He expressed that it expands their product portfolio, providing investors with the opportunity to engage in multi-asset staking via a single investment avenue.

Staking stands as a pivotal mechanism within certain blockchain ecosystems, contrasting with Bitcoin’s proof-of-work model. Proof-of-stake networks, such as Ethereum, enable token holders to commit their assets to support network operations, thereby earning rewards. This process, known as staking, offers a source of income for participants.

The launch of GDIF coincides with Bitcoin’s surge to a record-breaking high above $69,000. Zach Pandl, Grayscale’s Head of Research, commented on the broader crypto market dynamics, noting that while Bitcoin has reached new heights, valuations for assets like Ethereum’s ether (ETH) and other tokens still lag behind their previous peaks. Pandl cautioned that while favorable macroeconomic conditions could further bolster token valuations, external factors could pose challenges.

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