Easy crypto investing for the tax-savvy investor

Get exposure to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies by investing in Grayscale Securities via your US brokerage account with Vested. Grayscale Securities are traded on the OTC markets.

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What makes this a smart alternative?

Tax efficient

Avoid the 30% crypto capital gains tax levied in India by paying taxes as per US securities investments.

Easy to invest

Buy and sell Grayscale crypto trusts on the OTC markets just like you buy shares and ETFs

0% TDS

Avoid paying 1% TDS on each crypto transaction.

Legal and safe

Each account is insured up to $500k under SIPC.*

Seamless fund transfer

Transfer funds online and cost-effectively via Vested Direct.

Before making any investment decisions, please consult your tax advisor.
* SIPC protects securities customers of its members up to $500,000 (including $250,000 for claims for cash). Explanatory brochure available upon request or at www.sipc.org

What are Grayscale Securities?

Grayscale is the world’s largest digital currency asset manager with $40 bn AUM as of April 2022*

  • Largest digital currency asset manager
  • SEC registered securities
  • Institutional clients include Morgan Stanley, Ark, Invesco and Rothschild
Grayscale products Symbol AUM*
Grayscale Bitcoin Trust
GBTC $20 billion
Grayscale Ethereum Trust
ETHE $7 billion
Grayscale Ethereum Classic Trust
ETCG $282 million
Grayscale Litecoin Trust
LTCN $124 million
Grayscale Bitcoin Cash Trust
BCHG $72 million
Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund
GDLC $312 million

*AUM figure as of May 9, 2022

Performance Comparison

Returns as of May 9, 2022

What is a Crypto Vest?

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The Crypto Vest consists of OTC securities that hold digital cryptocurrency assets, with allocations that overweight Bitcoin and Ethereum. Will be available soon!

  • Diversified crypto exposure
  • Investing via Grayscale Trust
  • Single-click exposure to all funds

Seamless 3 Step Process

Investing in OTC securities will incur a commission of $0.05 per share for premium subscribers and $0.10 per share for basic subscribers, subject to a minimum of $0.75 per order and a maximum of 1% of the transaction value.

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Create a Vested All Access account.

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Fund your account

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FAQs

Who is Grayscale?

Grayscale Investments LLC. is a digital currency investing services company. The Company provides market information, investment exposure, and investment products to the developing digital currency asset class.

Grayscale is the world’s largest asset manager for digital currency and they manage more than $40 billion in assets as of April 2022. Grayscale Bitcoin Trust became the first digital currency financial product to become a Securities and Exchange Commission reporting company.

For more information – visit https://grayscale.com

How will taxes work?

When you invest through Grayscale Securities, you are not subject to the flat crypto tax of 30%. Neither do you have to pay any TDS. Instead, you are taxed on your capital gains. If you hold your investments for 36 months or less, then it is classified as short-term capital gains, and you are taxed according to your tax slab. If you hold your investments for more than 36 months, it is classified as long-term capital gains, and you are taxed at 20%, with indexation benefits.

How can I verify ownership of my holdings?

Share ownership verification works slightly differently in the US than in India. Shares are held by a third-party custodian in the ‘street name‘ of the broker rather than the underlying investor. This is why you do not receive direct emails from the custodian regarding your holdings. As per SEC guidelines, if you want to confirm the share ownership for your Vested account, you can contact DriveWealth, our broker partner, directly at support@drivewealth.com.

Is this actually legal?

Yes, it is completely legal. You are investing through your US brokerage account as you would in any other US-listed security. Grayscale Bitcoin Trust became the first digital currency financial product to become a Securities and Exchange Commission reporting company.

How secure is this?

Vested uses 256-bit encryption and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to ensure the security of our platform and to protect all your information. We also employ state of the art log-in methods, automatic logouts, and ID verification to help prevent unauthorized access.

Which cryptocurrencies can I invest in via this route?

You can invest in five different cryptocurrencies, namely – Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ethereum classic.