ETF Tied to Bitcoin Futures Withdrawn Right after SEC Personnel Request


Truth Shares ETF Trusts, a division of Blockforce Capital, is withdrawing an trade-traded fund proposal that, if accredited, would have incorporated publicity to bitcoin futures.

The move arrives just times after the proposal for the Truth Shares Blockforce World wide Currency Tactic ETF was to start with submitted to the Securities and Exchange Fee (SEC). According to a notice submitted to the SEC on Tuesday, the enterprise withdrew its ETF proposal at the request of company staffers.

A lawyer for Truth Shares confirmed the move when achieved for comment by Bit-coinTalk, stating:

“I can verify that we did withdraw it and it was withdrawn because the personnel are still taking the placement that it is not acceptable to file a registered 40 Act fund with cryptocurrency publicity at this time.”

The lawyer added that the Investment Business Act of 1940 – which the proposal was submitted under – would have resulted in the proposal getting to be automatically accredited inside of 75 times, which is a certain aspect with which SEC staffers took problem.

Blockforce Capital could not be achieved for comment.

The ETF proposal would have invested in a portfolio of sovereign personal debt instruments, along with bitcoin futures products and solutions from the CME and Cboe exchanges. Truth Shares also left the door open to investing in other bitcoin futures products and solutions after the ETF started trading.

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