What is Blockchain?

Blockchain is a decentralized, digitally disseminated ledger of data. The basis of a successful blockchain system is once a new group of information, or “block”, is added, the information automatically disseminates and is downloaded to each computer on the network. This assures that if one computer tried to change information on a block, the consensus of all the other computers’ blocks would triumph. This process renders all information on a completed block decentralized and theoretically permanent.

What is Cryptocurrency?

A cryptocurrency is a digital currency typically utilizing a Blockchain system for transaction records and cryptography for security. The major differentiator from physical currency is it isn’t issued by a central authority and thus theoretically acts independently of traditional banking and government influence.

What is the Blockchain Ecosystem?

The Blockchain Ecosystem is comprised of companies involved in all aspects of Cryptocurrency & Blockchain technology advancement and adoption.

What companies are in the Ecosystem?

These companies will primarily include, but are not limited to, those companies that mine, trade, or promote the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies, companies that provide trading venues for cryptocurrencies and other blockchain applications, companies utilizing blockchain technology in connection with financial transactions, and companies developing and utilizing enterprise blockchain solutions. For more information see our ‘BKC Investment Case’, and our ‘BKC Fund Primer’.


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There is little regulation of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology other than the intrinsic public nature of the blockchain system. Any future regulatory developments could affect the viability and expansion of the use of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology systems may operate across many national boundaries and regulatory jurisdictions; therefore, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology may be subject to widespread and inconsistent regulation.

Currently, there are few public companies where blockchain technology represents an attributable and significant revenue stream. Blockchain technology may never develop optimized transactional processes that lead to increased realized economic returns to any company in which the fund invests.

Generally, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is not a product or service that provides identifiable revenue for companies that implement or otherwise use it. Therefore, the values of the stocks in which the fund will invest may not be a reflection of their connection to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, but may be based on other business operations.

Cryptocurrency Risk. By virtue of the Fund’s investment in stocks that derive revenue from cryptocurrency-related activities, shareholders may be exposed indirectly to the risks of cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies are extremely new and nontraditional assets and a potential shareholder’s ability to evaluate the performance of cryptocurrencies be limited. Digital assets, represented on a decentralized public transaction ledger that is maintained by an open source protocol, are substantively different from traditional assets and investments. Because if the complex nature of cryptocurrency, an investor in the Fund may face numerous material risks that may not be present in other investments. Current IRS guidance indicates that digital assets such as cryptocurrencies should be treated and taxed as property, and that transactions involving the payment of cryptocurrency for goods and services should be treated as barter transactions. This treatment may create a potential tax reporting requirement in any circumstance where the ownership of a cryptocurrency passes from one person to another.

Blockchain Technology Risk. The stocks in which the Fund will invest will be subject to the risks associated with blockchain technology, which is a new and relatively untested technology. The risks associated with blockchain technology may not emerge until the technology is widely used. Blockchain systems could be vulnerable to fraud, particularly if a significant minority of participants colluded to defraud the rest. Access to a given blockchain requires an individualized key, which, if compromised, could result in loss due to theft, destruction or inaccessibility.

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