Grayscale Chainlink Trust : Second Quarter 2022







GRAYSCALE CHAINLINK TRUST (LINK)

A Delaware Trust

Sponsored by

Grayscale Investments, LLC

290 Harbor Drive, 4th Floor

Stamford, Connecticut 06902

Telephone: (212) 668-1427

Facsimile: (212) 937-3645

Corporate website: www.grayscale.com

Primary Standard Industrial Code: 6221

QUARTERLY REPORT

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2022

Shares Representing Common Units of Fractional Undivided Beneficial Interest

No Par Value Per Share

Unlimited Shares Authorized

321,010 Shares Issued and Outstanding as of June 30, 2022

OTCQB: GLNK

Grayscale Investments, LLC (the “Sponsor”), on behalf of Grayscale Chainlink Trust (LINK) (the “Trust”), is responsible for the content of this quarterly report for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 (the “Quarterly Report”), which has been prepared to fulfill the disclosure requirements of the OTCQX U.S. marketplace. The information contained in this Quarterly Report has not been filed with, or approved by, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) or any state securities commission. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

All references to “the Trust,” “the Sponsor,” “the Issuer,” “Grayscale Chainlink Trust (LINK),” “we,” “us” or “our” refers to the Trust or the Sponsor, as the context indicates. The Trust is a passive entity with no operations, and where the context requires, we provide disclosure with respect to the Sponsor, which administers the Trust.

Indicate by check mark whether the company is a shell company (as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act of 1934).

Yes  No

Indicate by check mark whether the company’s shell status has changed since the previous reporting period. Yes  No

Indicate by check mark whether a change in control of the company has occurred over this reporting period. Yes  No

Dated as of August 11, 2022

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Item 1.

The exact name of the issuer and the address of its principal executive offices. …………………………………………………..

10

Item 2.

Shares outstanding.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

10

Item 3.

Unaudited interim financial statements. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….

11

Item 4.

Management’s discussion and analysis ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

11

Item 5.

Legal proceedings ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

19

Item 6.

Defaults upon senior securities ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

19

Item 7.

Other information ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

19

Item 8.

Exhibits …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

22

Item 9.

Issuer’s certifications. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

23

Exhibit 1

Unaudited Financial Statements for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2022

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Quarterly Report contains “forward-looking statements” with respect to the Trust’s financial conditions, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business. Statements preceded by, followed by or that include words such as “may,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential” or “continue,” the negative of these terms and other similar expressions are intended to identify some of the forward-looking statements. All statements (other than statements of historical fact) included in this Quarterly Report that address activities, events or developments that will or may occur in the future, including such matters as changes in market prices and conditions, the Trust’s operations, the Sponsor’s plans and references to the Trust’s future success and other similar matters are forward-looking statements. These statements are only predictions. Actual events or results may differ materially from such statements. These statements are based upon certain assumptions and analyses the Sponsor made based on its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors appropriate in the circumstances. You should specifically consider the numerous risks outlined under “Risk Factors” in our Disclosure Statement. Whether or not actual results and developments will conform to the Sponsor’s expectations and predictions, however, is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including:

  • the risk factors discussed in this Quarterly Report, including the particular risks associated with new technologies such as Chainlink and blockchain technology;
  • the Trust’s inability to redeem Shares;
  • the inability of the Trust to meet its investment objective;
  • economic conditions in the LINK industry and market;
  • general economic, market and business conditions;
  • global or regional political, economic or financial conditions, events and situations;
  • the use of technology by us and our vendors, including the Custodian, in conducting our business, including disruptions in our computer systems and data centers and our transition to, and quality of, new technology platforms;
  • changes in laws or regulations, including those concerning taxes, made by governmental authorities or regulatory bodies;
  • the costs and effect of any litigation or regulatory investigations;
  • our ability to maintain a positive reputation; and
  • other world economic and political developments.

Consequently, all the forward-looking statements made in this Quarterly Report are qualified by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments the Sponsor anticipates will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will result in the expected consequences to, or have the expected effects on, the Trust’s operations or the value of the Shares. Should one or more of the risks discussed under “Risk Factors” in our Disclosure Statement or other uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are made based on the Sponsor’s beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date the statements are made and neither the Trust nor the Sponsor is under a duty or undertakes an obligation to update forward-looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, other than as required by applicable laws. Moreover, neither the Trust, the Sponsor, nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any of these forward-looking statements. Investors are therefore cautioned against relying on forward-looking statements.

The risk factors included in our Disclosure Statement continue to apply to us, and describe risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this Quarterly Report. There have not been any material changes from the risk factors previously described in our Disclosure Statement, except for as provided in “Item 7 – Other Information.”

Glossary

In this Quarterly Report, each of the following terms has the meaning assigned to it here:

“Actual Exchange Rate”-With respect to any particular asset, at any time, the price per single unit of such asset (determined net of any associated fees) at which the Trust is able to sell such asset for U.S. dollars (or other applicable fiat currency) at such time to enable the Trust to timely pay any Additional Trust Expenses, through use of the Sponsor’s commercially reasonable efforts to obtain the highest such price.

“Additional Trust Expenses”-Together, any expenses incurred by the Trust in addition to the Sponsor’s Fee that are not Sponsor-paid Expenses, including, but not limited to, (i) taxes and governmental charges, (ii) expenses and costs of any extraordinary services performed by the Sponsor (or any other service provider) on behalf of the Trust to protect the Trust or the interests of shareholders (including in connection with any Incidental Rights and any IR Virtual Currency), (iii) any indemnification of the Custodian or other agents, service providers or counterparties of the Trust, (iv) the fees and expenses related to the listing, quotation or trading of the Shares on any Secondary Market (including legal, marketing and audit fees and expenses) to the extent exceeding $600,000 in any given fiscal year and (v) extraordinary legal fees and expenses, including any legal fees and expenses incurred in connection with litigation, regulatory enforcement or investigation matters.

“Administrator Fee”-The fee payable to any administrator of the Trust for services it provides to the Trust, which the Sponsor will pay such administrator as a Sponsor-paid Expense.

“Agent”-A Person appointed by the Trust to act on behalf of the shareholders in connection with any distribution of Incidental Rights and/or IR Virtual Currency.

“Authorized Participant”-Certain eligible financial institutions that have entered into an agreement with the Trust and the Sponsor concerning the creation of Shares. Each Authorized Participant (i) is a registered broker- dealer, (ii) has entered into a Participant Agreement with the Sponsor and (iii) owns a digital wallet address that is known to the Custodian as belonging to the Authorized Participant.

“Basket”-A block of 100 Shares.

“Basket Amount”-On any trade date, the number of LINK required as of such trade date for each Creation Basket, as determined by dividing (x) the number of LINK owned by the Trust at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on such trade date, after deducting the number of LINK representing the U.S. dollar value of accrued but unpaid fees and expenses of the Trust (converted using the Index Price at such time and carried to the eighth decimal place), by (y) the number of Shares outstanding at such time (with the quotient so obtained calculated to one one-hundred- millionth of one LINK (i.e., carried to the eighth decimal place)), and multiplying such quotient by 100.

“Blockchain”-The public transaction ledger of the Ethereum Network on which transactions in LINK are recorded.

“Chainlink Network”-A set of smart contracts deployed on a decentralized public transaction ledger known as the blockchain. The Chainlink Network leverages the cryptographic and algorithmic protocols of the underlying blockchain to govern its application. See “Overview of the LINK Industry and Market” in our Disclosure Statement.

“Creation Basket”-Basket of Shares issued by the Trust in exchange for deposits of the Basket Amount required for each such Creation Basket.

“Custodial Services”-The Custodian’s services that (i) allow LINK to be deposited from a public blockchain address to the Trust’s Digital Asset Account and (ii) allow the Trust and the Sponsor to withdraw LINK from the Trust’s Digital Asset Account to a public blockchain address the Trust or the Sponsor controls pursuant to instructions the Trust or the Sponsor provides to the Custodian.

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Grayscale Chainlink Trust (LINK) published this content on 11 August 2022 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein. Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 11 August 2022 12:36:14 UTC.

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