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Grayscale Revealed to Be the 2nd-Largest Bitcoin Whale

Grayscale holds more than $16 billion in bitcoin.

Grayscale Revealed to Be the 2nd-Largest Bitcoin Whale

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Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) has been identified across 1,750 wallets, holding 627,000 BTC worth $16.1 billion, according to an analysis by on-chain intelligence firm Arkham Intelligence.

These holdings rank Grayscale as the second-largest Bitcoin holder, lagging behind Binance’s $14.8 billion and ahead of Robinhood’s $5 billion in Bitcoin assets, according to Arkham data.

As of Wednesday, Grayscale has not publicly commented on these holdings.

Grayscale refused to reveal GBTC’s wallet addresses in the past due to security concerns. However, they disclosed a cryptographic Proof-of-Reserve (PoR) to demonstrate GBTC reserves, allowing auditors and the public to verify Grayscale’s asset amount without disclosing sensitive data, such as wallet addresses.

This disclosure comes on the heels of Grayscale’s recent victory against the SEC last week, where they secured a court ruling in their bid to convert the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) into an exchange-traded fund (ETF).

Bitcoin’s price is flat at -0.2% over the last 24 hours, according to CoinGecko. 

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