Barry Silbert Reveals Bitcoin Investment Trust Holds 100,000 Bitcoins

Barry Silbert Reveals Bitcoin Investment Trust Holds 100,000 Bitcoins

The Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) now holds more than 100,000 BTC, according to Barry Silbert, CEO of SecondMarket and founder of the trust. Silbert has big plans for the Bitcoin Investment Trust, which is expected to open for public investors sometime in the fourth quarter of 2014. For the time being, the trust is a private investment vehicle but once it opens to the general public, the fund is expected to attract a new breed of bitcoin investors. Silbert believes the 100,000 mark is a big milestone for BIT, and it's hard to argue otherwise. After all, this grand total amounts to almost....


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