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The Monochrome Bitcoin Hub

Your trusted guide to investing in Bitcoin

Explore the world of Bitcoin investment with Monochrome and Finder, then discover how you can start buying Bitcoin with Monochrome.

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Monochrome Asset Management is the Investment Manager of the Monochrome Bitcoin Trust (IBTC). This is a regulated crypto asset fund for experienced Australian retail and wholesale investors seeking a regulated and familiar investment vehicle that tracks the price of Bitcoin.

Bitcoin itself is not a regulated financial product, but a Bitcoin Trust is a regulated product and as such is subject to a variety of legislation with the aim of ensuring the controlling entities act in the best interest of investors.

Monochrome provides investors indirect ownership of Bitcoin through a bare trust structure.

Unlike investing in Bitcoin in unregulated markets, the trust is a financial product that's subject to regulatory oversight and provides a number of consumer protections not available when buying Bitcoin outright.

The Monochrome Bitcoin Trust may be suitable for a range of investors that possess a very high-risk appetite as well as other attributes used to describe consumers within the fund's target market determination.

  • Individual investors
  • Companies
  • Trustees including for self-managed superannuation funds and companies*
  • Other eligible entities such as partnerships and associations.

However, it's important to note that as with every form of investment, there are risks associated. As explained in the Product Disclosure Statement, the fund should be considered very high risk. Cryptocurrency represents a volatile form of investment and requires a high risk tolerance from investors.

Speaking with a financial adviser prior to investing in Bitcoin is highly recommended.

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Key Benefits

IBTC's crypto-custodian maintains an insurance policy and the fund is overseen by licensed entities aligned with ASIC's RG133 custodian requirements.
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Monochrome provides best-in-class security via Gemini Trust.
With robust benchmarking in AUD, you can be sure about transparency in the pricing of Bitcoin. Regulated benchmarking means there are no hidden fees or costs and the pricing of the fund is resistant from manipulation.
Monochrome is a Corporate Authorised Representative (CAR number 1286428) of Vasco Trustees Limited (Australian Financial Services Licence number 344486).

Monochrome Bitcoin Trust (IBTC)

The Monochrome Bitcoin Trust enables investors to purchase Bitcoin, with the underlying assets owned by the trust. This provides investors the ability to engage with crypto without needing to utilise crypto exchanges, crypto wallets or elaborate electronic security measures.

However, it's important to note that investors are still exposed to inherent risks surrounding crypto, such as price volatility. The losses caused by these types of risks are not covered by insurance. The Product Disclosure Statement provides a detailed outline of the risks involved.

Before registering your interest, make sure that you also read the Target Market Determination. This will help provide an overview of whether the Monochrome Bitcoin Trust suits your particular investment goals and risk profile. The Reference Guide also provides a more detailed breakdown of specific product features.

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Individual investors

For individuals who are interested in investing in Bitcoin but do not necessarily want to engage with crypto in a traditional fashion (e.g. via exchanges and wallets), Monochrome provides a passive means of investing in Bitcoin.

Investing with an SMSF

Monochrome facilitates Bitcoin investments in SMSF portfolios*. However, you must always ensure that Bitcoin is permitted by the relevant trust deed and is aligned with the fund's overall strategy. SMSF investment is highly regulated and is best done in consultation with a financial adviser.

Investing with a trust

This Australian-first product allows experienced and knowledgeable retail investors to access Bitcoin. You're able to use it to delve into the world of crypto for the first time, or expand your existing portfolio. You must be able to demonstrate Bitcoin's suitability for the overall fund strategy. Monochrome also suggests that no more than 5% of a portfolio is made up of Bitcoin or other crypto investments.

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Monochrome Research

Monochrome Research provides investment-grade insights, education and expert-led research to assist investors in navigating the digital asset industry.

Access Monochrome's extensive Bitcoin research series

πŸͺ™ Bitcoin Foundational Series

This series from Monochrome's research hub takes you through the essentials you need to know as a Bitcoin investor, including Bitcoin's origins, how to value it and its history of market movements. It's available to listen to on Spotify.

πŸ“ˆ Risk Series

A deep dive into the risks and potential rewards associated with Bitcoin investment. Cut through the myths and get the facts. Available on Spotify.

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An in-depth look at the environmental impact of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, along with an investigation of more sustainable approaches into the future.

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Education and FAQs

Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of futures, stocks, ETFs, CFDs, options or any specific provider, service or offering. It should not be relied upon as investment advice or construed as providing recommendations of any kind. Futures, stocks, ETFs and options trading involves substantial risk of loss and therefore are not appropriate for all investors. Trading CFDs and forex on leverage comes with a higher risk of losing money rapidly. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before making any trades. Read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Target Market Determination (TMD) for the product on the provider's website.
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