FAQs

The Basics: Bitcoin

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a type of digital currency that exists on the Bitcoin network.

What is the Bitcoin Network?

The Bitcoin network is a decentralized network of computers that operates on cryptographic protocols. No single entity owns or operates the Bitcoin network, the infrastructure of which is collectively maintained by a decentralized user base. The Bitcoin network allows people to exchange tokens of value, called bitcoin, which are recorded on a public transaction ledger known as a blockchain.

What is a Blockchain?

A blockchain is a public transaction ledger that records digital currency transactions (called “blocks”). The Bitcoin blockchain is the blockchain that records bitcoin transactions on the Bitcoin network.

The Basics: Gold

What is Gold?

Gold is a metal that has historically served as a store-of-value.

What is the #DropGold campaign?

Grayscale Investments launched their #DropGold campaign on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. #DropGold is our ad campaign which focuses on the emergence of Bitcoin as an alternative to investing in gold. It’s about building awareness around Bitcoin and the emergence of digital currencies as a viable asset class. The campaign aims to shift the mindset around modern investment opportunities and portfolio allocations. For more information about our campaign, please visit dropgold.com.

The Basics: Grayscale

What is Grayscale?

Grayscale Investments is the largest digital currency asset manager. With approximately $3.8B AUM,* Grayscale provides opportunities for investors to gain exposure to digital currencies.

Grayscale’s investment products are available to institutional and accredited individual investors through their respective private placements. Grayscale’s single-asset investment products provide exposure to Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Horizen (ZEN), Litecoin (LTC), Stellar Lumens (XLM), XRP, and Zcash (ZEC). Grayscale’s diversified investment vehicle, Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund, provides exposure to the top digital currencies by market capitalization.

Additionally, Grayscale® Bitcoin Trust (OTCQX: GBTC), Grayscale® Ethereum Trust (OTCQX: ETHE), Grayscale® Ethereum Classic Trust (OTCQX: ETCG), and Grayscale® Digital Large Cap Fund (OTCQX: GDLC) are publicly-quoted and available to all individual and institutional investors.

*As of May 29, 2020

Where can I find more information?

If you’re interested in learning more about Grayscale and digital currency investing, visit grayscale.co or contact us at [email protected].