Publicly-Traded Bitcoin Fund XBT Provider Resumes Trading Following Acquisition by Global Advisors
The XBT Provider instruments Bitcoin Tracker One (Ticker: COINXBT) and Bitcoin Tracker EUR (Ticker: COINXBE) have resumed trading in Stockholm after Nasdaq approved Global Advisors (Jersey) Limited as the new guarantor of the Exchange Traded Certificates (ETC) with XBT Group becoming a subsidiary of GAJL after its main stockholder, Bitcoin miner firm KnC Miner, declared bankruptcy.
Trading of the company’s two instruments was halted by Nasdaq Nordic on May 27. During the two-week absence of the instruments, Bitcoin prices had risen by around $200.
Following the bankruptcy of KnC Miner, XBT Provider had limited time with Nasdaq to find a new parent before the products were delisted permanently. Now, however, with the Global Advisors acquisition of XBT, the combined group will continue to offer the publicly-traded bitcoin product.
This post was published at Bitcoin Magazine on Jul 06, 2016.