Cardano becomes the third-largest holding in Grayscale’s GDLC fund

By: Jinia Shawdagor
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on Jul 2, 2021
  • With the addition of ADA, the Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund (GDLC) now has six cryptos.
  • Grayscale sold other components of the GLDC fund proportionately to buy ADA.
  • ADA surged after this news to become the largest gainer in the top-10 list of crypto.

Grayscale Investments has purchased Cardano (ADA) and added it to the Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund (GDLC). Reportedly, Grayscale sold proportionate amounts of the existing components in the fund and used the cash proceeds to purchase the ADA.

This addition is part of rebalancing GDLC that brings the fund components to a total of six coins. These are Bitcoin (BTC/USD), Ethereum (ETH/USD), Cardano (ADA/USD), Bitcoin Cash (BCH/USD), Litecoin (LTC/USD), and Chainlink (LINK/USD). BTC remains the dominant cryptocurrency, forming 67.47% of the fund. ETH comes second with a 25.39% share, and while ADA is the most recent addition, it is the third-largest component of the fund, accounting for 4.26% of the portfolio. BCH comes next with 1.03%, followed closely by LTC with a 0.99% stake. LINK is the smallest crypto in the fund with a 0.86% share.

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Each share in the fund comprises 0.00044919 BTC, 0.00263059 ETH, 0.71069603 ADA, 0.0046159 BCH, 0.00160755 LTC, and 0.01053027 LINK. Explaining why the amount of each coin in the fund decreases over time, Grayscale said the GDLC does not generate any income. As such, it distributes components to cover its expenses.

An ever-expanding portfolio

Commenting on ADA’s addition to GDLC, Grayscale’s Vice President of Finance, Edward McGee said,

“We are excited to welcome Cardano to our Digital Large Cap Fund’s portfolio as we work to ensure that our diversified Fund can safely hold assets that collectively comprise 70% of the entire digital asset market.”

He added that digital currencies give investors a unique investment. To this end, the company is dedicated to expanding its fund to offer investors access to leading digital assets through regulated and familiar products. This news comes after Grayscale updated the list of cryptocurrencies it seeks to add to its various trusts by adding 13 coins.

After Grayscale announced support for ADA, the coin’s price surged significantly to trade as high as $1.38 (£1.00). While the coin has had a slight correction to trade at $1.36 (£0.99) at the time of writing, it remains the largest gainer in the top-10 list of leading cryptocurrencies with a 2.55% change over the past 24 hours.

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