On Tuesday, Grayscale LLC. added support for Litecoin [LTC] and Bitcoin Cash [BCH] to the list of it’s Crypto Trust Fund .Grayscale’s list of digital assets currently includes 9 cryptocurrencies along with a large-cap fund.
High Premiums With Bitcoin
The premium on these crypto-assets is further indicative of the bullishness in the market. GBTC premium over the NAV has been ranging between 7% and 40%; currently over 23%.
Grayscale Bitcoin [BTC] Trust (Price Vs. NAV) (Source)The premium on the NAV for Litecoin [LTC] and Bitcoin Cash [BCH] is quite high.
The premium of LTCN is at a whopping 753%… The current premium of BCHG is at 351%.
The premium for Litecoin is soaring above BCH reflecting a higher buying pressure for LTC. However, the total AUM for Bitcoin Cash [BCH] is more than the AUM for Litecoin [LTC]. Its been only two days since the launch of these two products and the excessive premium is expected to normalize. Nevertheless, the update also notes that the premium for ETHE is over 90% and was as high as 800% in June.
The premium on these products, however, are indicative of another incentive driving the interest in these assets. The high premium attracts institutions looking to benefit from the difference in the rate of loaning undercollateralized crypto compared to the premium rates. The premium rates of GBTC fell around mid-July as the lock-in period expired. It is expected to occur again around October 2021. These premiums are also expected to drop post the launch of Bitcoin ETFs.
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