Grayscale Crypto Sectors
Introducing Grayscale Crypto Sectors, a new framework designed to set a standard for organizing the crypto asset class.
*Largest by AUM as of 1/31/2024
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Extreme volatility of trading prices that many digital assets, including Bitcoin, have experienced in recent periods and may continue to experience, could have a material adverse effect on the value of the Product and the shares of each Product could lose all or substantially all of their value.
Digital assets represent a new and rapidly evolving industry. The value of the Product shares depends on the acceptance of the digital assets, the capabilities and development of blockchain technologies and the fundamental investment characteristics of the digital asset.
Digital asset networks are developed by a diverse set of contributors and the perception that certain high-profile contributors will no longer contribute to the network could have an adverse effect on the market price of the related digital asset.
Digital assets may have concentrated ownership and large sales or distributions by holders of such digital assets could have an adverse effect on the market price of such digital assets.
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A substantial direct investment in digital assets may require expensive and sometimes complicated arrangements in connection with the acquisition, security and safekeeping of the digital asset and may involve the payment of substantial acquisition fees from third party facilitators through cash payments of U.S. dollars. Because the value of the Shares is correlated with the value of digital asset(s) held by the Product, it is important to understand the investment attributes of, and the market for, the underlying digital asset. Please consult with your financial professional.
The Product relies on third party service providers to perform certain functions essential to the affairs of the Product and the replacement of such service providers could pose a challenge to the safekeeping of the digital asset and to the operations of the Product.
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