Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 29, 2022



Grayscale® Bitcoin Trust (BTC)

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)






(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)






c/o Grayscale Investments, LLC

290 Harbor Drive, 4th Floor


Stamford, Connecticut



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: 212 668-1427



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:

Title of each class




Name of each exchange on which registered

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (BTC) Shares





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Item 8.01 Other Events.

CoinDesk Indices, Inc. (the “Index Provider”) announced a change to the Constituent Exchanges used to derive the Index Price for Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (BTC) (the “Trust”). Effective October 29, 2022, the Index Provider removed Bitstamp from the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (XBX) (the “Index”) due to the exchange failing the minimum liquidity requirement, and added Binance.US as a Constituent Exchange due to the exchange meeting the minimum liquidity requirement as part of its scheduled quarterly review. As of the date of this current report, the Digital Asset Exchanges included in the Index are Coinbase Pro, Binance.US, Kraken, and LMAX Digital.


The Index Provider may change the trading venues that are used to calculate the Index Price or otherwise change the way in which an Index Price is calculated at any time. The Index Provider has scheduled quarterly reviews in which it may add or remove Constituent Exchanges that satisfy or fail the criteria described in “Overview of the Bitcoin Industry and Market—Bitcoin Value—The Index and the Index Price” in the Trust’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 25, 2022.






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




Grayscale Investments, LLC as Sponsor of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (BTC)






November 3, 2022


/s/ Michael Sonnenshein




Michael Sonnenshein
Chief Executive Officer



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