New York (Reuters) – SolidX Partners Inc., a U.S. technology company that provides blockchain services, this week filed an application with the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch an exchange-traded product that tracks the price of bitcoin.
Blockchain is the technology that powers bitcoin, the digital currency. SolidX provides blockchain-based software relating to the recording of digital records, transfer of assets, and identity, according to its website.
The ETF product will be called SolidX Bitcoin Trust and will list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol XBTC upon regulatory approval, SolidX Partners said on Tuesday.
Second Bitcoin ETF Application
SolidX is the second company to file for a bitcoin exchange-traded product with the U.S. regulator. The Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, owned by brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, filed the first bitcoin ETF application three years ago.
In its SEC filing, SolidX said it will provide investors with exposure to the daily change of the U.S. dollar price of bitcoin. The value of bitcoin will be based on the price tracked by XBX, an index created by TradeBlock, a financial services company.
Bitcoin is a digital asset launched in 2009 that can be transferred among parties through the internet without the use of a