UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

February 11, 2021

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)

 

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (BTC)

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Delaware

000-56121

46-7019388

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

(Commission file number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

290 Harbor Drive, 4th Floor

Stamford, Connecticut 06902

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(212) 668-1427

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None

 

 

 

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 


Item 8.01. Other Events.

 

On February 11, 2021, the sole member of Grayscale Investments, LLC, the sponsor (the “Sponsor”) of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (BTC) (the “Trust”), appointed Mark Murphy to serve as a member of the board of directors of the Sponsor and Edward McGee to serve as principal financial officer and member of the audit committee of the Sponsor. Mr. Murphy succeeds Simi Wurtzel in his role as board member of the Sponsor and Mr. McGee succeeds Mr. Wurtzel in his roles as principal financial officer and audit committee member of the Sponsor.

Mark Murphy, Board Member

Mark Murphy, 45, is the Chief Operating Officer of Digital Currency Group, Inc. (“DCG”). In that role, he works closely with DCG’s subsidiaries on strategy, execution, marketing, and all management matters. Mr. Murphy leads DCG’s legal, communications, marketing, brand, and public policy efforts, and supports DCG’s chief executive officer on day-to-day management of DCG. He also advises DCG portfolio companies on public relations, brand, and marketing efforts. Prior to serving as COO of DCG, Mr. Murphy served as Head of Public Affairs. Mr. Murphy is also President of the Board of Directors of Blockchain Association, the industry’s leading trade association.

Prior to joining DCG, Mr. Murphy led communications teams at Bloomberg, First Data, and SecondMarket. Mr. Murphy worked as a commercial litigation attorney earlier in his career. He is a graduate of Miami University (B.A.) and St. John’s University School of Law (J.D.).

Edward McGee, Vice President, Finance and Controller

Edward McGee, 37, is the Vice President, Finance of the Sponsor and has served as Controller of the Sponsor since June 2019. Prior to taking on his role at the Sponsor, Mr. McGee served as a Vice President, Accounting Policy at Goldman, Sachs & Co. providing coverage to their SEC Financial Reporting team facilitating the preparation and review of their financial statements and provided U.S. GAAP interpretation, application and policy development while servicing their Special Situations Group, Merchant Banking Division and Urban Investments Group from 2014 to 2019. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. McGee was an auditor at Ernst & Young providing assurance services to publicly listed companies. Mr. McGee earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the John H. Sykes College of Business at the University of Tampa and graduated with honors while earning his Master of Accountancy in Financial Accounting from the Rutgers Business School at the State University of New Jersey. Mr. McGee is a certified public accountant licensed in the state of New York.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: February 17, 2021

 

Grayscale Investments, LLC

as Sponsor of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (BTC)*

 

 

By:

/s/ Michael Sonnenshein

 

Michael Sonnenshein

Chief Executive Officer

 

* 

As the Registrant is a trust, this report is being filed on behalf of the Registrant by Grayscale Investments, LLC, only in its capacity as the sponsor of the Registrant. The identified person signing this report is signing in his capacity as an authorized officer of Grayscale Investments, LLC.

 

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