Phoenix Funds, LLC, the sponsor of the United States Bitcoin and
Treasury Investment Trust (the “Trust”) announced today that the Trust
has filed Amendment No. 3 to its registration statement on its Form S-1
with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) relating to the
planned initial public offering of its common shares (the “Shares”). The
Trust is an exchange traded product that will issue Shares that will
trade on NYSE Arca once approved by the SEC. The initial registration
statement was filed with the SEC on January 11, 2019 and Amendment No. 3
was filed on May 21, 2019.
The purpose of the Trust is to provide investors and/or financial
institutions with exposure to Bitcoin in a manner that is more efficient
and convenient, while also mitigating some of the risk by reducing the
volatility typically associated with the purchase of stand-alone Bitcoin
and without the uncertain and often complex requirements relating to
acquiring and/or holding Bitcoin.
The Trust’s constituents will be (a) Bitcoin, a digital asset based on
the cryptographic protocols used by the decentralized, peer-to-peer
bitcoin computer network and (b) short-term duration United States
Treasury Bills (“T-Bills”) in proportions that seek to closely replicate
the Bitcoin Treasury Index (“BTI”). The BTI rebalances its allocation of
Bitcoin and T-Bills on a monthly basis utilizing a mathematically
derived passive rules-based methodology that is based on the daily
volatility of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s Bitcoin Reference Rate.
The Trust rebalances its assets on a monthly basis in order to closely
replicate the BTI without the use of derivatives or leverage methods.
The Trust will also hold U.S. dollars for short periods of time in
connection with (i) the purchase, sale and/or maturity of T-Bills, (ii)
the purchase and sale of Bitcoin, and (iii) the payment of redemptions,
if any, and fees and expenses of the Trust.
The number of common shares to be offered and the price range for the
proposed offering have not yet been determined. Electronic versions of
the Trust’s filings with the SEC, including Amendment No. 3 to its
registration statement on its Form S-1, can be found at the SEC’s EDGAR
system at https://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?company=united+states+bitcoin&owner=exclude&action=getcompany.
The offering of shares of the Trust will be made only by means of a
prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus, when available, may be
obtained by mail from Wilshire Phoenix Funds, LLC, 2 Park Avenue, 20th
Floor, New York, New York 10016, or by emailing email@example.com.
The registration statement relating to these securities has been filed
with the SEC but has not yet been declared effective. These securities
may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the
registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not
constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these
securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state
or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be
unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities
laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Wilshire Phoenix
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dedicated to helping its clients manage assets throughout the investment
lifecycle. The fundamental premise upon which the firm is built is to
fulfill the needs of its clients in a rapidly evolving market. Whether
providing financial solutions for institutions, private clients or
individual investors, Wilshire Phoenix delivers informed investment
management services for both traditional and alternative assets. To
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