Biggest Bitcoin Fund Sinks to a Discount as Traders Flee

The world’s biggest Bitcoin fund is selling off faster than the cryptocurrency itself.

The $32 billion Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (ticker GBTC) has plunged 20% this week, outpacing a 13% decline in the world’s largest cryptocurrency. GBTC’s once-massive premium to its underlying holdings has evaporated as a result, with the price of GBTC closing 0.7% below its underlying holdings on Wednesday — the first discount since March 2017, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

The vanishing premium suggests that after billions poured into GBTC as investors sought exposure to Bitcoin’s dizzying rally, investors are looking for the exits as the climb stalls, according to Bloomberg Intelligence.

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