Zcash Surges 20% After Grayscale Proposes New ‘Privacy ETF’ to SEC

Grayscale Files for Privacy-Focused ETF

Grayscale, a prominent digital asset management firm, has proposed a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) centered around privacy. This ETF, if approved, will invest primarily in data privacy solution providers, cybersecurity companies, blockchain-based privacy solutions, and network security companies.

ZEC’s Reaction

The privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcash (ZEC) saw a significant surge in value following the news of Grayscale’s ETF proposal. ZEC jumped over 20%, rising from around $24.24 to a high of $29.21. However, it has since retraced partially and is currently trading at $26.89.

ETF Investment Criteria

To be included in the Grayscale Privacy ETF’s investment portfolio, companies must be publicly listed on a stock exchange and have a market capitalization of at least $250 million.

Grayscale’s Previous ETF Approval

In January, Grayscale was among the 11 firms that received approval from the SEC to launch a spot Bitcoin (BTC) ETF. The firm converted its flagship product, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), into an exchange-traded fund listed on the NYSE Arca exchange.


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