CALGARY, AB, Aug. 31, 2021 /CNW/ – Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc. (“Accelerate”) is pleased to announce the launch of Accelerate Carbon-Negative Bitcoin ETF (“ABTC”). ABTC has closed the initial offering of Canadian-dollar-denominated units (the “Units”), and the Units will start trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) today under the ticker symbol “ABTC”. The Units will also be available for purchase in U.S. dollars under the ticker symbol “ABTC.U”.
ABTC seeks to provide investors with exposure to the performance of bitcoin by investing in derivatives that provide exposure to bitcoin. Accelerate also intends to sequester over 100% of the estimated carbon dioxide emissions attributable to bitcoin transactions that ABTC is indirectly exposed to by funding decarbonisation initiatives.
“As a long-term advocate for bitcoin as an investable asset class, having launched Canada’s first bitcoin fund in July 2017, I am pleased to announce another true innovation – we are launching what we believe to be the world’s first carbon-negative investment fund” said Julian Klymochko, Founder and CEO of Accelerate.
“Environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) concerns are top of mind for investors. From an ESG perspective, historically, bitcoin has had a mixed track record. However, bitcoin’s distributed authority and immutable blockchain grant it strong attributes from a governance perspective. We believe the fact that bitcoin provides easy access to a predictable supply of truly sovereign money that cannot be manipulated by central banks or inflated by governments makes bitcoin one of the strongest ranking assets from a social perspective.”
“However, given the bitcoin blockchain’s energy-intensive proof of work algorithm, the asset ranks poorly from an environmental perspective. Today, Accelerate changes this negative environmental outcome by offering a way to obtain exposure to bitcoin while benefiting the environment.”
Accelerate, as manager of ABTC, implements a novel and climate-positive decarbonisation initiative. Accelerate works with a leading third-party to execute a global tree-planting campaign to sequester carbon emissions and help fight climate change. Up to 10% of ABTC’s 0.69%management fee will be allocated to Accelerate’s annual tree-planting campaign. The initial decarbonization initiative will be focused on planting mangrove trees in Madagascar.
For each $1,000 investment in ABTC, approximately one net tonne of carbon dioxide is expected to be sequestered per year.
“Accelerate Carbon-Negative Bitcoin ETF allows investors to diversify their portfolios while helping to fight climate change.”
The final prospectus of ABTC dated July 29, 2021 also qualified for distribution U.S. dollar denominated units of ABTC (the “USD Units”). The USD Units are not being listed by Accelerate at this time.
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