A prospectus for a brand new bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) has been filed with the Ontario Securities Fee in Canada.
Arxnovum Investments Inc filed paperwork for the “Arxnovum Bitcoin ETF” on Monday. The ETF is deliberate to be listed on the Toronto Inventory Change (TSX) underneath the ticker “BIT.U.”
The supervisor behind the ETF utility is Shaun Cumby, CEO of Arxnovum Investments. Beforehand, Cumby held the place of CIO at 3iq Corp – the Canada-based digital asset supervisor behind the launch of the Bitcoin Fund (TSX:QBTC.U), referred to as the world’s first regulated bitcoin fund.
The New York-based, Winklevoss-owned Gemini Belief firm would be the sub-custodian of the bitcoin held by the ETF. The sub-custodian is a trusted firm certified to custody the product’s property held exterior of Canada.
In keeping with the prospectus, the proposed bitcoin ETF will present buyers with publicity to bitcoin and day by day value actions of the U.S. greenback value of bitcoin by investing in bitcoin and/or bitcoin futures contracts, and/or different spinoff devices that present financial publicity to bitcoin.
It could commerce in bitcoin futures listed on the Chicago Mercantile Change and different commodity futures exchanges regulated by the U.S. CFTC Commodity Futures and Buying and selling Fee.
The Arxnovum Bitcoin ETF may maintain money, money equivalents, and or different fixed-income securities.
The prospectus says an funding within the bitcoin ETF is taken into account “excessive threat” and if conditionally permitted there isn’t a assurance that the TSX will approve the itemizing utility.
A bitcoin ETF has been eagerly anticipated as an indication of institutional acceptance for bitcoin, however, within the U.S., all ETF functions so far have been turned down by the U.S. Securities and Change Fee.
A lot of comparable merchandise, akin to exchange-traded merchandise (ETPs), have been launched in Europe.