Canada’s first fund tied to bitcoin has been listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).
Canadian asset manager 3iQ in Nov. 2019 filed a prospectus for a regulated fund tied to bitcoin, appropriately dubbed The Bitcoin Fund. It is a closed-end fund aimed to add "exposure to the digital currency bitcoin and the daily price movements of the U.S. dollar price of bitcoin," according to a previous press statement.
On Thursday, the fund listed 5,000,000 Class A shares on the TSX at $10 per share. It utilizes the institutional bitcoin index developed by VanEck Europe subsidiary MV Index Solutions and cryptocurrency market data firm CryptoCompare.
Similar to an exchange-traded product (ETP), the fund will expose shareholders to movements of bitcoin’s price over time.