One of the most respected names in the business, Grayscale Investments is now planning to move billions of dollars worth of holdings to US crypto wallet provider and trading platform Coinbase, in what will be one of the largest transfers of digital assets in history. In a piece sourced from Forbes, attributed to Billy Bambrough, the firms Grayscale which claims to be the largest digital currency manager in the world, the amount is said to be a staggering $3 billion in that transfer. Coinbase has an independently-capitalized firm called Coinbase Custody will now oversee the transaction. The tokens to move are said to be XRP, bitcoin, bitcoin cash, litecoin, and ethereum among others. Keep in mind that the top 5 coins account for about 95 percent of the global market. According to this article, as a NY State-chartered trust company, Coinbase Custody is held to the same fiduciary standards as national banks.
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