February 2, 2021 – Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc., (“Accelerate”) is pleased to announce that it has filed and obtained a receipt for a preliminary prospectus with the Canadian securities regulators for Accelerate Bitcoin ETF (“ABTC”).
“Ever since launching Canada’s first bitcoin fund in July 2017, I’ve been an advocate for the asset class,” said Julian Klymochko, Founder and CEO of Accelerate. “Bitcoin has been one of the best performing asset classes on a 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and 10-year basis, both absolute and risk-adjusted. Given bitcoin’s historical track record and future potential, along with its portfolio diversification properties, we are looking forward to offering investors exposure to the asset class in an easy-to-use, low-cost ETF.”
ABTC will offer U.S. dollar denominated units and Canadian dollar denominated units, with a management fee of 0.70%. Accelerate has applied to list units of ABTC on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”). Listing is subject to the approval of the TSX in accordance with its original listing requirements. The TSX has not conditionally approved ABTC’s listing application and there is no assurance that the TSX will approve the listing application.
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A preliminary prospectus dated February 1, 2021 (the “Prospectus”) containing important information relating to these securities has been filed with securities commissions or similar authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada. The Prospectus is still subject to completion or amendment. A copy of the preliminary prospectus is available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com). There will not be any sale or any acceptance of an offer to buy the securities until a receipt for the final prospectus has been issued. No securities regulatory authority has expressed an opinion about the units of the Funds and it is an offence to claim otherwise.
Given the speculative nature of bitcoin and the volatility of the bitcoin market, an investment in ABTC is not intended as a complete investment program and is appropriate only for investors who have the capacity to absorb a loss of some or all of their investment. An investment in ABTC is considered high risk.
This news release does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States and the securities referred to in this news release may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration.
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