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Transformative Shift: COTI Leads the Future of Privacy with Ethereum Layer 2 Adoption

million, to fuel the holistic development of its ecosystem. This initiative is designed to support projects and developers who are aligned with COTI's mission of enhancing privacy, security, and scalability within the Ethereum ecosystem. The Ecosystem Growth Fund represents a significant investment in the future of blockchain technology and underscores COTI's dedication to fostering innovation and growth within the industry. Advancing Privacy with Garbling Circuits Technology COTI's transition to Ethereum Layer 2 signifies a strategic shift towards scalable privacy solutions within the blockchain space. The adoption of Garbling Circuits technology enhances the speed, efficiency, and security of COTI V2, positioning the firm as a pioneer in privacy-focused initiatives. Garbling Circuits technology opens doors to a wide range of applications, including privacy-preserving wallets, decentralized exchanges (DEXs), private AI training, governance mechanisms, and more. Part

CoinShares Acquires Valkyrie Funds: Expanding Reach into U.S. Market

CoinShares, the European asset manager, recently announced its decision to exercise its option to acquire Valkyrie Funds, the U.S.-based ETF business of Valkyrie Investments. This move comes on the heels of Valkyrie's launch of a spot Bitcoin ETF, the Valkyrie Bitcoin Fund, which trades on Nasdaq under the BRRR ticker. The acquisition includes the newly approved BRRR ETF, along with the Valkyrie Bitcoin and Ether Strategy ETF (BTF) and the Valkyrie Bitcoin Miners ETF (WGMI). As CoinShares expands its reach into the U.S. market, here are some key points to consider:

CoinShares' Acquisition of Valkyrie Funds:

  • CoinShares, based on the island of Jersey, has $4.5 billion in assets under management and is a leading European investment company specializing in digital assets.
  • With the acquisition of Valkyrie Funds, CoinShares will bring $110 million worth of assets under its control, including the BRRR Bitcoin ETF and other Valkyrie offerings.
  • CEO Jean Marie Mognetti expressed confidence in the acquisition, highlighting the company's aim to provide regulated digital asset products to American investors.

Market Performance Insights:

  • On its first day of trading, the BRRR Bitcoin ETF closed at $13.29, experiencing a slight decline of 1.8%.
  • Despite the promising launch, the trading volume of BRRR on the debut day was around $9 million, representing approximately 0.2% of the total volume of all 10 spot Bitcoin ETFs.
  • Major trading activities were observed on BlackRock's IBIT, Fidelity's FBTC, and Grayscale's GBTC, indicating strong competition in the market.

CoinShares' strategic move to acquire Valkyrie Funds reflects its commitment to expanding its presence in the U.S. market and offering American investors access to diverse digital asset products. As the company navigates the competitive landscape of Bitcoin ETFs, it will be interesting to see how CoinShares leverages its expertise to establish a strong foothold in the U.S. market alongside established players.


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