In brief

  • Three Arrows Capital has purchased a 6% stake in the Grayscale Bitcoin trust.
  • This represents just over 21 million shares, coincidentally reflecting Bitcoin’s total supply.
  • Worth 20,000 BTC, the stake is a sizable portion of the 360,000 BTC ($3.4 billion) the fund holds.

A Bitcoin fund based in Singapore is mass-buying Bitcoin from one of Wall Street’s go-to brokers for cryptocurrency exposure.

Three Arrows Capital, a cryptocurrency investment firm, has purchased roughly 6% of the outstanding shares in Grayscale’s Bitcoin Investment Trust, according to documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Grayscale’s Bitcoin trusts have long provided institution-grade exposure to Bitcoin for the financial world’s high rollers. Three Arrows Capitol’s 6% position (which is, coincidentally, just over 21 million shares, perhaps a nod to Bitcoin’s total supply) is worth 20,000 BTC. The form detailing this information, Schedule 13D, is a requisite for any company taking a 5% or more stake in a given firm’s shares.

Three Arrow Capital’s 20,000 Bitcoin allocation is just a drop in the bucket, though, of the roughly 360,000 Bitcoin ($3.4 billion) the company custodies for its clients. 

This news comes after unconfirmed reports from TechCrunch founder and investor Michael Arrington which suggest that Three Arrows Capital had purchased a 10% stake in the Derebit exchange, a leading playing the Bitcoin options trading world, at a $350 million valuation and then immediately tried to flip their stake for a $700 million valuation.

Three Arrows Capital did not respond to Decrypt’s request for comment.