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Genesis Set to Unlock $1.5 Billion in Assets Through GBTC and Ethereum Trust Shares Sale

by dave
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In a landmark decision, a bankruptcy court has granted Genesis Global Holdco LLC the green light to liquidate its substantial holdings in Grayscale’s GBTC fund, valued at over $1.3 billion. Judge Sean Lane’s ruling enables Genesis to transform its GBTC shares into bitcoin or cash, marking a pivotal moment in the crypto finance world.

Following its transition to a spot bitcoin ETF, Grayscale’s flagship GBTC fund became a trading sensation, leading the pack in total trading volume. Despite shedding over $6 billion in value since its launch, the ETF continues to be a focal point in the market.

Furthermore, Genesis is poised to sell more than 11 million shares across two Grayscale Ethereum Trusts, collectively worth over $200 million, adding another layer to the unfolding narrative of its asset liquidation strategy.

Amid these developments, Digital Currency Group (DCG), Genesis’s parent company, sought to postpone the sale pending a court decision on a debt repayment plan. DCG’s stance underscores the delicate balance between seizing financial opportunities and navigating legal and market uncertainties.

Adding to Genesis’s eventful month, the firm also agreed to a $21 million settlement with the SEC over its involvement with the Gemini Earn program, closing a chapter on the regulatory scrutiny faced by the company.

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