Volt Equity’s Crypto Stock ETF Approved by SEC
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has authorized a Volt Bitcoin ETF – Volt Crypto Industry Revolution and Tech ETF with the symbol “BTCR” for the foremost period. The Commission said in an SEC prospectus issued on October 1st that the Fund would not make investments straightaway in Bitcoin.
Volt Bitcoin ETF, on the other hand, will acquire stake in businesses that promote Bitcoin and the Bitcoin blockchain sector. This is a significant step forward in the history of cryptocurrency trading in the United States. The clearance comes against the backdrop of growing investor desire for more acceptances in the traditional trading system.
In addition, no ETFs with significant exposure to Bitcoin have been approved in the United States. The SEC has been hesitant to endorse ETFs, arguing that investors are not adequately protected. Gary Gensler, the Commission’s chairman, stressed the importance of developing an infrastructure for ETF regulation before granting permission.
The Volt ETF, which was just authorized, will acquire stake in both domestic and international businesses in the sector, which the document defines as Bitcoin Industry Revolution Companies. As per the prospectus, Bitcoin Industry Revolution Firms are enterprises that have held a significant portion of their asset value in BTC during the last year.
Furthermore, these are businesses that generated the bulk of their income in the last twelve months straight away from mining, loans, Bitcoin trades, or the manufacture of Bitcoin mining hardware. These businesses, nevertheless, do not include Canadian ETFs, private funds (GBTC).
Normally, the Volt Bitcoin ETF will spend at least 80% of its net assets in Bitcoin Industry Revolution Companies and Technology Companies. The proportion will also be invested in options on the chosen businesses as well as ETFs having exposure to those businesses. Regarding the leftover proportion of net assets, the SEC prospectus stated: “The balance of the Fund’s net assets utilized to meet the 80% test set aside as mentioned above will be used for investment in Technology Companies, and a minimum of 15% of the Fund’s net assets will be put in Technology Companies.”
As per the SEC study, technology firms are those that earn a minimum of 50% of their income from technology hardware, software, and other products that use self-developed processing chips (AI chips).
In addition, the Fund may allocate a maximum of 20% of its portfolio to obtain broad stock market exposure. Invesco, an asset administration firm, collaborated with Galaxy Digital on crypto ETFs last month.
The collaboration released a series of crypto-backed ETFs, and two of the Funds were introduced together. They are the Invesco Alerian Galaxy Crypto Economy ETF (SATO) and the Invesco Alerian Galaxy Blockchain Users and Decentralized Commerce ETF, respectively (BLKC).
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