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GRAYSCALE LITECOIN TRUST (LTC) Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (form 10-Q)

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The next dialogue and evaluation of our monetary situation and outcomes of
operations needs to be learn along with, and is certified in its entirety by
reference to, our unaudited monetary statements and associated notes included
elsewhere on this Quarterly Report, which have been ready in accordance with
usually accepted accounting ideas in the USA ("U.S. GAAP"). The
following dialogue could include forward-looking statements based mostly on assumptions
we imagine to be cheap. Our precise outcomes might differ materially from
these mentioned in these forward-looking statements. Elements that would trigger or
contribute to those variations embrace, however usually are not restricted to, these set forth
below Half II, Merchandise 1A. Threat Elements on this Quarterly Report and below "Threat
Elements" and the opposite sections of the Data Assertion.

Belief Overview


The Belief is a passive entity that's managed and administered by the Sponsor
and doesn't have any officers, administrators or staff. The Belief holds LTC and,
occasionally on a periodic foundation, points Creation Baskets in trade for
deposits of LTC. As a passive funding car, the Belief's funding
goal is for the worth of the Shares (based mostly on LTC per Share) to mirror the
worth of LTC held by the Belief, decided by reference to the Index Value, much less
the Belief's bills and different liabilities. So far, the Belief has not met its
funding goal and the Shares quoted on OTCQX haven't mirrored the worth
of LTC held by the Belief, much less the Belief's bills and different liabilities, however
as an alternative have traded at each premiums and reductions to such worth, with
variations which have at instances been substantial. The Belief isn't managed like a
enterprise company or an energetic funding car.

Important Accounting Insurance policies and Estimates

Funding Transactions and Income Recognition


The Belief considers funding transactions to be the receipt of LTC for Share
creations and the supply of LTC for Share redemptions or for fee of
bills in LTC. Right now, the Belief isn't accepting redemption requests
from shareholders. The Belief data its funding transactions on a commerce date
foundation and adjustments in truthful worth are mirrored as internet change in unrealized
appreciation or depreciation on investments. Realized good points and losses are
calculated utilizing the precise identification methodology. Realized good points and losses
are acknowledged in reference to transactions together with settling obligations
for the Sponsor's Price in LTC.

Principal Market and Honest Worth Willpower


To find out which market is the Belief's principal market (or within the absence of
a principal market, essentially the most advantageous market) for functions of calculating
the Belief's NAV, the Belief follows Monetary Accounting Requirements Board ("FASB")
Accounting Requirements Codification ("ASC") 820-10, which outlines the applying
of truthful worth accounting. ASC 820-10 determines truthful worth to be the value that
can be obtained for LTC in a present sale, which assumes an orderly
transaction between market individuals on the measurement date.
ASC 820-10 requires the Belief to imagine that LTC is bought in its principal market
to market individuals or, within the absence of a principal market, essentially the most
advantageous market. Market individuals are outlined as consumers and sellers in
the principal or most advantageous market which are impartial, educated,
and prepared and capable of transact.

The Belief solely receives LTC from the Approved Participant and doesn't itself
transact on any Digital Asset Markets. Due to this fact, the Belief seems to the
Approved Participant when assessing entity-specific and market-based quantity
and degree of exercise for Digital Asset Markets. The Approved Participant
transacts in a Brokered Market, a Vendor Market, Principal-to-Principal Markets
and Alternate Markets, every as outlined within the FASB ASC Grasp Glossary. The
Approved Participant, as a associated get together of the Sponsor, offers info
concerning the Digital Asset Markets on which it transacts to the Belief. In
figuring out which of the eligible Digital Asset Markets is the Belief's principal
market, the Belief opinions these standards within the following order:

• First, the Belief opinions a listing of Digital Asset Markets and excludes any

Digital Asset Markets which are non-accessible to the Belief and the

Approved Participant(s). The Belief or the Approved Participant doesn’t

have entry to Digital Asset Exchanges that do not need a BitLicense and has

entry solely to non-Digital Asset Alternate Markets that the Approved

Participant fairly believes are working in compliance with relevant

      regulation, together with federal and state licensing necessities, based mostly upon
      info and assurances offered to it by every market.

• Second, the Belief types the remaining Digital Asset Markets from excessive to low

by entity-specific and market-based quantity and exercise of LTC traded on

every Digital Asset Market within the trailing twelve months.

• Third, the Belief then opinions intra-day pricing fluctuations and the diploma

of variances in worth on Digital Asset Markets to establish any materials

      notable variances that will impression the amount or worth info of a
      specific Digital Asset Market.

• Fourth, the Belief then selects a Digital Asset Market as its principal

market based mostly on the best market quantity, exercise and worth stability in

comparability to the opposite Digital Asset Markets on the record. Based mostly on

info fairly out there to the Belief, Alternate Markets have the

biggest quantity and degree of exercise for the asset. The Belief subsequently

seems to accessible Alternate Markets versus the Brokered Market,

      Vendor Market and Principal-to-Principal Markets to find out its


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principal market. Because of the aforementioned evaluation, an Alternate

Market has been chosen because the Belief’s principal market.



The Belief determines its principal market (or within the absence of a principal
market essentially the most advantageous market) yearly and conducts a quarterly evaluation
to find out (i) if there have been current adjustments to every Digital Asset
Market's buying and selling quantity and degree of exercise within the trailing twelve months,
(ii) if any Digital Asset Markets have developed that the Belief has entry to,
or (iii) if current adjustments to every Digital Asset Market's worth stability have
occurred that will materially impression the choice of the principal market and
necessitate a change within the Belief's dedication of its principal market.

The fee foundation of the funding in LTC recorded by the Belief for monetary
reporting functions is the truthful worth of LTC on the time of switch. The fee
foundation recorded by the Belief could differ from proceeds collected by the Approved
Participant from the sale of the corresponding Shares to traders.

Funding Firm Concerns


The Belief is an funding firm for GAAP functions and follows accounting and
reporting steering in accordance with the FASB ASC Matter 946, Monetary Companies
- Funding Firms. The Belief makes use of truthful worth as its methodology of accounting
for LTC in accordance with its classification as an funding firm for
accounting functions. The Belief isn't a registered funding firm below the
Funding Firm Act of 1940. GAAP requires administration to make estimates and
assumptions that have an effect on the reported quantities within the monetary statements and
accompanying notes. Precise outcomes might differ from these estimates and these
variations might be materials.

Evaluate of Monetary Outcomes (unaudited)

Monetary Highlights for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2021 and 2020

(All quantities within the following desk and the next paragraphs, besides Share
and per Share, LTC and worth of LTC quantities, are in 1000’s)


                                                        Three Months Ended 

September 30,

                                                           2021             

2020

Internet realized and unrealized achieve (loss) on
funding in Litecoin                               $          16,339       $        (2,424 )
Internet enhance (lower) in internet property ensuing
from operations                                      $          14,778       $        (2,515 )
Internet property                                           $         238,471       $        26,782


Internet realized and unrealized achieve on funding in LTC for the three months ended
September 30, 2021 was $16,339 which features a realized achieve of $639 on the
switch of LTC to pay the Sponsor's Price and internet change in unrealized
appreciation on funding in LTC of $15,700. Internet realized and unrealized achieve
on funding in LTC for the interval was pushed by LTC worth appreciation from
$141.61 per LTC as of June 30, 2021 to $151.61 per LTC as of September 30, 2021.
Internet enhance in internet property ensuing from operations was $14,778 for the three
months ended September 30, 2021, which consisted of the online realized and
unrealized achieve on funding in LTC, much less the Sponsor's Price of $1,561. Internet
property elevated to $238,471 at September 30, 2021, a 9% enhance for the
interval. The rise in internet property resulted from the aforementioned LTC worth
appreciation and the contribution of roughly 36,070 LTC with a worth of
$4,659 to the Belief in reference to Share creations through the interval,
partially offset by the withdrawal of roughly 9,884 LTC to pay the
foregoing Sponsor's Price.

Internet realized and unrealized loss on funding in LTC for the three months ended
September 30, 2020 was ($2,424) which features a realized lack of ($2) on the
switch of LTC to pay the Sponsor's Price and internet change in unrealized
depreciation on funding in LTC of ($2,422). Internet realized and unrealized loss
on funding in LTC for the interval was pushed by pricing developments in LTC throughout
the interval by which the contribution of LTC to the Belief in reference to
Share creations occurred when the value per LTC was greater through the three
months ended September 30, 2020. Internet lower in internet property ensuing from
operations was ($2,515) for the three months ended September 30, 2020, which
consisted of the online realized and unrealized loss on funding in LTC, plus the
Sponsor's Price of $91. Internet property elevated to $26,782 at September 30, 2020, a
1,254% enhance for the interval. The rise in internet property resulted from the LTC
worth appreciation from $41.15 per LTC as of June 30, 2020 to $45.88 per LTC as
of September 30, 2020 and the contribution of roughly 537,442 LTC with a
worth of $27,320 to the Belief in reference to Share creations through the
interval, partially offset by the withdrawal of roughly 1,756 LTC to pay the
foregoing Sponsor's Price.

Off-Steadiness Sheet Preparations

The Belief isn’t a celebration to any off-balance sheet preparations.

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Money Assets and Liquidity


The Belief has not had a money stability at any time since inception. When promoting
LTC, Incidental Rights and/or IR Digital Foreign money within the Digital Asset Market to
pay Extra Belief Bills, the Sponsor endeavors to promote the precise variety of
LTC, Incidental Rights and/or IR Digital Foreign money wanted to pay bills in
order to attenuate the Belief's holdings of property aside from LTC. As a
consequence, the Sponsor expects that the Belief is not going to document any money circulate
from its operations and that its money stability shall be zero on the finish of every
reporting interval.

In trade for the Sponsor's Price, the Sponsor has agreed to imagine many of the
bills incurred by the Belief. In consequence, the one strange expense of the
Belief through the durations lined by this Quarterly Report was the Sponsor's Price.
The Belief isn't conscious of any developments, calls for, situations or occasions which are
fairly more likely to lead to materials adjustments to its liquidity wants.

Chosen Working Information

                                                       Three Months Ended September 30,
                                                         2021                    2020
LTC:
Opening stability                                            1,546,739                 48,052
Creations                                                     36,070                537,442
Sponsor's Price, associated get together                                  (9,884 )               (1,756 )
Closing stability                                            1,572,925        

583,738

Accrued however unpaid Sponsor's Price, associated get together                    -                      -
Internet closing stability                                        1,572,925                583,738
Variety of Shares:
Opening stability                                           16,812,000                509,400
Creations                                                    392,700              5,717,900
Closing stability                                           17,204,700              6,227,300




                                         As of September 30,
                                          2021           2020

Value of LTC on principal market (2) $ 151.61 $ 45.88
NAV per Share (3)

                      $     13.86      $  4.30
Index Value                            $    149.77      $ 45.90

Digital Asset Holdings per Share (4) $ 13.69 $ 4.30




(1)  The Belief carried out an evaluation of the principal market at September 30,
     2021 and 2020, and recognized the principal market as Coinbase Professional.

(2) As of September 30, 2021 and 2020 the NAV per Share was calculated utilizing the

truthful worth of LTC based mostly on the value offered by Coinbase Professional, the Digital

Asset Alternate that the Belief at present considers its principal market, as

of 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the valuation date.

(3) The Belief’s Digital Asset Holdings per Share is derived from the Index Value

as represented by the Index as of 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the valuation

date. The Belief’s Digital Asset Holdings per Share is calculated utilizing a

non-GAAP methodology the place the volume-weighted common worth is derived from

a number of Digital Asset Exchanges. See “Willpower of NAV” within the Belief’s

Data Assertion for an outline of the Belief’s Digital Asset

Holdings per Share. The Digital Asset Exchanges used to calculate the Index

Value as of September 30, 2021 and 2020 had been Coinbase Professional, Bitstamp, Kraken

and LMAX Digital.



For accounting functions, the Belief displays creations and the LTC receivable
with respect to such creations on the date of receipt of a notification of a
creation however doesn't difficulty Shares till the requisite variety of LTC is
obtained. Right now, the Belief isn't accepting redemption requests from
shareholders. Topic to receipt of regulatory approval from the SEC and
approval by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Belief could sooner or later
function a redemption program. The Belief at present has no intention of looking for
regulatory approval to function an ongoing redemption program.

As of September 30, 2021, the Belief had a internet closing stability with a worth of
$235,576,968, based mostly on the Index Value (non-GAAP methodology). As of September
30, 2021, the Belief had a complete market worth of $238,471,150, based mostly on the
principal market (Coinbase Professional).

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As of September 30, 2020, the Belief had a internet closing stability with a complete worth
of $26,793,614, based mostly on the Index Value (non-GAAP methodology). As of September
30, 2020, the Belief had a complete market worth of $26,781,940, based mostly on the
principal market (Coinbase Professional).

Historic Litecoin Holdings and LTC Costs


As actions within the worth of LTC will instantly have an effect on the value of the Shares,
traders ought to perceive current actions within the worth of LTC. Traders,
nonetheless, also needs to remember that previous actions within the LTC worth usually are not
indicators of future actions. Actions could also be influenced by numerous components,
together with, however not restricted to, authorities regulation, safety breaches
skilled by service suppliers, in addition to political and financial
uncertainties around the globe.

The next chart illustrates the motion within the Belief's Digital Asset
Holdings per Share versus the Index Value and the Belief's NAV per Share from
March 1, 2018 (date of the primary Creation Basket of the Belief) to September 30,
2021.

                               [[Image Removed]]

The next desk illustrates the actions within the Index Value from the
starting of the Belief's operations on March 1, 2018 to September 30, 2021.
Because the starting of the Belief's operations, the Index Value has ranged from
$22.81 to $391.06, with the straight common being $93.73 by means of September 30,
2021. The Sponsor has not noticed a fabric distinction between the Index Value
and common costs from the constituent Digital Asset Exchanges individually or
as a bunch.

                                                    Excessive                           Low
                                                                                                                       Final
                                                                                                       Finish of        enterprise
Interval                      Common       Index Value        Date       Index Value         Date       interval          day
March 1, 2018 to
September 30, 2018          $ 106.70     $      212.04     9/30/2018   $       49.79     9/12/2018    $   62.79     $    61.19
Twelve months ended
September 30, 2019          $  66.50     $      138.93     6/12/2019   $       22.81     12/14/2018   $   54.88     $    54.88
Twelve months ended
September 30, 2020          $  50.58     $       81.27     2/13/2020   $       32.75     3/13/2020    $   45.90     $    45.90
Twelve months ended
September 30, 2021          $ 156.62     $      391.06     5/10/2021   $       45.21     10/3/2020    $  149.77     $   149.77
March 1, 2018 to
September 30, 2021          $  93.73     $      391.06     5/10/2021   $       22.81     12/14/2018   $  149.77     $   149.77


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The next desk illustrates the actions within the Digital Asset Market worth
of LTC, as reported on the Belief's principal market, from the start of the
Belief's operations on March 1, 2018 to September 30, 2021. Because the starting
of the Belief's operations, the value of LTC has ranged from $22.47 to $371.96,
with the straight common being $93.86.

                                                   Excessive                         Low
                                           Digital                     Digital
                                            Asset                       Asset                                      Final
                                           Market                      Market                      Finish of        enterprise
Interval                      Common         Value          Date         Value           Date       interval          day
March 1, 2018 to
September 30, 2018          $ 106.65     $    213.49     3/1/2018    $     51.26     9/11/2018    $   60.91     $    64.74
Twelve months ended
September 30, 2019          $  66.77     $    141.89     6/22/2019   $     22.47     12/14/2018   $   55.71     $    55.71
Twelve months ended
September 30, 2020          $  50.69     $     82.52     2/14/2020   $     32.27     3/16/2020    $   45.88     $    45.88
Twelve months ended
September 30, 2021          $ 156.73     $    371.96     5/11/2021   $     44.75     10/2/2020    $  151.61     $   151.61
March 1, 2018 (the primary
Creation Basket of the
Belief) to September 30,
2021                        $  93.86     $    371.96     5/11/2021   $     

22.47 12/14/2018 $ 151.61 $ 151.61

The next chart units out the historic closing costs for the Shares as
reported by OTCQX and the Belief’s Digital Asset Holdings per Share.


 LTCN Premium/(Low cost): LTCN Share Value vs. Digital Asset Holdings per Share
                                      ($)

                               [[Image Removed]]

The next chart units out the historic premium and low cost for the Shares
as reported by OTCQX and the Belief’s Digital Asset Holdings per Share.


 LTCN Premium/(Low cost): LTCN Share Value vs. Digital Asset Holdings per Share
                                      (%)

                               [[Image Removed]]



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