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Trading in the Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT), an open-ended trust invested exclusively in bitcoin, may have contributed to the November spike in bitcoin’s price, according to The Wall Street Journal. On Oct. 21, for the first time, the spread between publicly-traded shares in the fund and the bitcoin price became negligible. On Nov. 3, 71,000 shares traded and the bitcoin price surged. A spokesman for the trust said the narrowed spread probably attracted investors to BIT. Arbitragers often try to profit from changes between assets and price, but do so, they must take a position in the asset. On Oct. […]
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