SecondMarket Looks to Make Bitcoin Investment Trust Open to All Investors

SecondMarket Looks to Make Bitcoin Investment Trust Open to All Investors

We didn't have to wait until Thursday, as SecondMarket CEO Barry Silbert projected to hear this news. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that SecondMarket's Bitcoin Investment Trust could be open to all investors as soon as the fourth quarter of this year. At the present, the fund is open to investors with $1 million + in assets who bring in at least $200,000 annually. Investors will have access to the fund via the OTC Markets electronic marketplace. The fund will first need to be approved by OTC Markets in addition to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The WSJ reports that the....


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SecondMarket's bitcoin offering defines new asset class

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SecondMarket launches Bitcoin Investment Trust, invests $2 Million

Article updated on October 1 at 11:44 BST. Private investment vehicle the Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) will today (26th September) begin raising capital on SecondMarket, the alternative trading system for private company stock. BIT, an open-ended private trust, invests exclusively in bitcoin and enables people to gain exposure to the digital currency without having to directly buy and store it. Shares of BIT, which is the first US-based private investment vehicle to invest exclusively in bitcoin, are being offered exclusively on SecondMarket. Initially, each BIT share will represent 0.1....

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You'll hear the word 'decentralized' thrown around a lot when talking about Bitcoin. The reason for this is that Bitcoin is a decentralized asset that no one entity has control over. This might not seem important, but think about the people who live in places where that central entity that controls your currency is corrupt or unstable.

Melanie Shapiro, Founder/CEO of Case Wallet, PhD in Consumer Behavior