GBTC: Bitcoin Investment Fund Goes Live

GBTC: Bitcoin Investment Fund Goes Live

The Bitcoin Investment Fund (GBTC) is now live. This means that bitcoin has finally made it to traditional, international markets. From the slums of the Internet cypherpunk community and the uncertainties of volatility to the benches of international financial markets, Bitcoin has come a long and hard way, and finally we can say that is now being recognized as a trusted investment fund. GBTC offers the chance for investors to invest in bitcoin without even having to deal with the currency and all the issues associated with owning it. It’s like buying shares in a gold exchange traded fund....


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