|[June 16, 2022]|
Osprey Funds, LLC, a premier crypto investment firm, today announced the Osprey Solana Trust (OSOL) has commenced trading publicly via the OTCQB market. This is the first publicly-traded fund in the U.S. based on the native token of the Solana network, SOL. In celebration, the firm is hosting an exclusive launch party tonight in San Francisco.
Solana, founded by Anatoly Yakovenko and Raj Gokal, is the fastest blockchain in the world with a market capitalization of over $13 billion. This protocol introduced a hybrid consensus mechanism of Proof of Stake combined and enhanced by Proof of History, which has a unique method of ordering transactions that drastically improves speed at a low cost.
“The speed of the Solana network is amazing and the Solana team’s dedication to their mission is inspiring. Solana has the potential to become the backbone of a financial system that scales globally, integrating asset prices across equities, bonds and many other asset classes,” said Greg King, CEO of Osprey Funds. “Our OSOL fund opens the door to mainstream investors, providing affordable access to one of the fastest growing developer communities in the world.”
Originally opened for private placement in September 2021, OSOL is now accessible to all U.S. investors via the OTCQB market through traditional brokerage and IRA accounts. The fund is backed by best-in-class service providers, including Coinbase as custodian, Theorem Fund Services as fund administrator and KPMG as auditor.
“At Osprey, we believe crypto is ushering in generational changes in how human and financial capital come together to solve problems,” added King. “Our view is long-term, and even with recent market pullbacks, now is not the time to stop building. We applaud the projects and teams that continue to ‘eat glass’ throughout this difficult period and believe those persisting in their mission will emerge even stronger. Tonight is a celebration of the historic moment we are all living through.”
Osprey Funds is waiving OSOL’s 2.5% management fee through at least January 1, 2023. For additional information, please contact [email protected].
About Osprey Funds
Osprey Funds is a leading crypto investment firm in the United States dedicated to providing investors access to crypto via funds and managed accounts. With offices in Fairfield, CT and Miami, FL, Osprey Funds manages the Osprey Bitcoin Trust (OBTC), the lowest-cost publicly-traded bitcoin fund in the U.S., the Osprey Polkadot Trust (ODOT), the Osprey Solana Trust (OSOL), the Osprey Algorand Trust, the Osprey Polygon Trust and the Osprey BNB Chain Trust. Osprey’s institutional business includes the Osprey NFT Fund, and management of the Yieldstreet Enhanced Crypto Fund. Learn more by visiting https://ospreyfunds.io/.
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