After a week of significant gains, Filecoin (FIL) is shaping up to become one of the biggest earning cryptocurrencies of the month. Journalist Colin Wu has recorded increasing interest in the cryptocurrency and its file-sharing platform:
Filecoin surpassed $100, benefiting a large number of Chinese miners and investors. Reasons: the first investor token will be released over, Coinbase launched new storage tokens, the dual mining test of Filecoin and LPT started, the cooperation between Filecoin and LINK, etc. (…) A lot of Chinese funds are entering this industry.
Grayscale announcement and Chainlink partnership
With an annualized fee of 2.5% and $1.3 million in assets under management, investment firm Grayscale announced its Filecoin-based trust. The firm’s product will hold 16,000 outstanding shares that will be worth 0.99 FIL per share.
Another announcement around Filecoin that has positively impacted its price was consolidated with Chainlink. The cooperation will allow Filecoin’s integration with Chainlink’s oracle service to form “a bi-directional connection”:
As a result, smart contract developers will have a full Web 3.0 infrastructure stack including blockchains for on-chain logic and state changes, Chainlink oracles for off-chain communication and computation, and Filecoin for decentralized storage and data solutions.
Decentralized storage network @Filecoin will integrate #Chainlink oracles to create an end-to-end Web 3.0 development stack, enabling bidirectional communication between Filecoin and smart contracts for novel use cases like #NFT insurance and DataDAOs. https://t.co/vppVr5J1FR
— Chainlink – Official Channel (@chainlink) March 24, 2021
In Grayscale’s latest report, the firm reported $40.3 billion in assets under management. The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) continues as the largest product with $34 billion of that total, followed by the Grayscale Ethereum Trust (GETH) with $5 billion.
03/25/21 UPDATE: Net Assets Under Management, Holdings per Share, and Market Price per Share for our Investment Products.
— Grayscale (@Grayscale) March 25, 2021
Filecoin has managed to make significant gains, as mentioned, over the past week with a 27% rise to stand at an all-time high of $115. On the weekly and monthly charts, FIL shows gains of 177.1% and 229% respectively.
The partnerships that have merged on Filecoin’s platform have given it the momentum to defy the downtrend negatively affecting Bitcoin’s price. Investors’ confidence in China and more buying pressure from Grayscale’s product might continue to push FIL’s price to new highs.