02 Jul '13, 3am

Winklevoss twins file for Bitcoin IPO

The Winklevoss twins have filed an IPO with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that will allow for regular stock market investors to treat Bitcoins as commodities. The body, called Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, will issue 1 million shares, with each share having the value of 0.20 Bitcoins. The initial price per share in the filing is stated at US$20.09, giving the IPO a valuation of just over US$20 million. "The investment objective of the trust is for the shares to reflect the performance of a weighted average price of Bitcoins," said the filing. "The sponsor believes that, for many investors, the shares will represent a cost-effective and convenient means to access exposure to Bitcoins." Given the relatively late entrance of Bitcoins into mainstream financial consciousness, and the lack of legislation and regulation from any body dealing with Bitcoins, the trust took ...

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