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 Trade (TSX) underneath the ticker “BIT.U.”
The supervisor behind the ETF software 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 response to the prospectus, the proposed bitcoin ETF will present traders with publicity to bitcoin and day by day worth actions of the U.S. greenback worth 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 Trade 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 danger” and if conditionally permitted there isn’t a assurance that the TSX will approve the itemizing software.
A bitcoin ETF has been eagerly anticipated as an indication of institutional acceptance for bitcoin, however, within the U.S., all ETF purposes thus far have been turned down by the U.S. Securities and Trade Fee.
A lot of related merchandise, akin to exchange-traded merchandise (ETPs), have been launched in Europe.