Grayscale Can Now Publicly Trade BCH and LTC – Approved by FINRA
Crypto fund manager giant Grayscale Investments will now make Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin available for public trading. This will be done through shares of the firm’s cryptocurrency trusts.
A July 20 announcement stated that Grayscale got verified by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA for short) to transact shares of the firm’s Bitcoin Cash Trust as well as Litecoin Trust. The two stocks will be available for public trading very soon. They will go under the tickers BCHG and LTCN.
Grayscale reported that it has 2,725,300 shares in its BCH Trust for $5.8 million assets under management, as well as 509,400 shares of the LTC Trust totaling $2 million as of June 30.
Publicly traded tokens
Grayscale’s trust will provide a means of investing in crypto without actually having to hold the tokens. According to the investment firm, this investing strategy avoids “the challenges of buying and storing digital Bitcoin Cash or Litecoin directly.”
Shares of BCH and LTC are the fourth and fifth public offerings that came from Grayscale. The firm previously received approval to list shares of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ethereum Classic. Horizen, Stellar Lumens, XRP, and Z-cash, are available for trading through Grayscale’s trust directly.
At the time of writing, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin are valued at $251.11 and $48.37, respectively. According to CoinMarketCap, BCH is rated as the fifth largest token by market cap, while LTC is the eight.