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Not Just Bitcoin: Crypto Giant Says Big Money Betting on ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, XLM, ETC and ZEN

Grayscale’s institutional investors are increasingly looking to gain exposure to the altcoin market.

Rayhaneh Sharif-Askary, the company’s director of sales and business development, tells BlockTV that Grayscale’s third-quarter numbers demonstrate a growing interest in the firm’s altcoin trusts, which include Ethereum, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Stellar Lumens, Ethereum Classic and Horizen Trust.

“I think it’s important to take a step back and look at the bigger picture and the broader trend. The fact that we have, over time, been moving away from Bitcoin maximalism, where Bitcoin represents a safety asset in the space… shows that investors are more comfortable diversifying beyond just Bitcoin and [that’s] really positive.

In Q3 we had about a third of our flows go into products that were not Bitcoin, whereas looking back to Q2 that number was about 25%, and in Q1 of 2019 it was just 1%.

So I think as we see a more balanced demand picture, it’s indicative of a longer-term trend that is positive around the space and encouraging with respect to traditional investors continuing to embrace this new asset class.”

Total investment into Grayscale’s products totaled nearly $254.9 million in Q3.

Of that total, 84% came from institutional investors, a large majority of which are hedge funds.

Though altcoins are seeing more investment, the company’s Bitcoin trust exploded.

Grayscale reports $171.7 million in Bitcoin inflows in Q3 – the largest quarterly investment in the product’s history.

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