07 Jul '13, 7pm

Does The World Need A Bitcoin ETF? - Seeking Alpha #bitcoin

Earlier this week, Math-Based Asset Services LLC submitted paperwork to the SEC seeking permission to create a bitcoin exchange-traded fund, perhaps setting the record for one of the most outlandish ETF filings to date. The proposed fund would hold bitcoins in a trust structure similar to those used by gold ETFs, and it would protect its assets using a proprietary security system. The fund is being proposed by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, who are best known for their multiple lawsuits against Facebook (FB ) . Notably, the filing has the support of Kathleen Moriarty of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; she was involved in the creation of early physical commodity ETFs. Although the bitcoin is an interesting concept, the asset is riddled with risks that prevent it from having any investment merit in its current state. Bitcoins are a digital commodity generated and governed by an o...

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