Common Questions about ArCoin

General Questions

What is the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund?

The Arca U.S. Treasury Fund is a closed-end fund invested in a portfolio of short-duration U.S. Treasury bills, bonds and notes. The Fund is SEC-registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (’40 Act).

What kind of assets will the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund hold?

The Arca U.S. Treasury Fund is a closed-end fund invested primarily in a portfolio of short-duration U.S. Treasury bills, bonds and notes. The Fund is SEC-registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (’40 Act).

What does peer-to-peer transfer mean and why does it matter?

Currently, most traditional securities have to be purchased and transferred using a brokerage firm. Having the ability to transfer ArCoin directly to another investor using blockchain technology eliminates the need for a financial intermediary.  Arca believes this will give ArCoin additional utility.

Is ArCoin a stablecoin?

No, ArCoin is not a stablecoin. A stablecoin is a digital asset created to directly correlate to the price of a "stable" asset or basket of assets. Each ArCoin is a share of the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund, and the net asset value (“NAV”) of ArCoin will vary with the value of the Fund’s portfolio of short-duration U.S. Treasury bills, bonds and notes. Although we expect that this will be a relatively low volatility portfolio, it is not risk-free and the NAV will fluctuate.  Nonetheless, in certain circumstances, ArCoin could be an attractive alternative to a stablecoin.

How transparent is the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund?

Because the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Fund must comply with mandatory fund reporting requirements, including providing audited annual financial reports, semi-annual reports, trade confirmations, monthly statements of account, daily net asset value (“NAV”) and SEC Filings on all material events.

What is ArCoin and how is it related to the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund?

ArCoin are digital securities issued by the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund. By purchasing ArCoin, you are investing in shares of the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund.

Why are share of Arca U.S. Treasury Fund digitized?

The advantages of offering digital shares of the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund in the form of ArCoin include:

  • Allowing investors to quickly transfer digital securities between investors (peer to peer) in small increments;
  • Enabling the Fund and its transfer agent to track transactions that are published on the Ethereum blockchain on a real-time basis; and
  • Removing financial intermediaries by eliminating the need to go through a brokerage to purchase ArCoin.

What can ArCoin be used for?

ArCoin can be used for multiple purposes. For individuals, ArCoin could potentially be a useful and productive digital asset while limiting volatility inherent with many other digital assets. For financial institutions and digital-assets enterprises, ArCoin could potentially be used in the following scenarios: clearing and settlement, lending, treasury management, payments, and industries where banking has created friction.

Holders of ArCoin should be aware that Arca U.S. Treasury Fund will only repurchase ArCoin on a quarterly basis, in an aggregate amount determined by the Fund board (no less than 5%,no more than 25% of outstanding shares).

Are ArCoins expected to be volatile?

ArCoin are digital shares of a portfolio of short-duration U.S. Treasuries (bills, bonds and notes), which are generally considered to be a relatively “lower risk” asset because the bills, bonds, and notes are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. Therefore, it is anticipated that ArCoin will have limited volatility, but the portfolio’s net asset value may be affected by moves in interest rates or other factors.

Are ArCoin ERC-20 (Ethereum) compatible?

Yes, Arcoin is a ERC-1404 token

FUND Questions

Who are the banking and financial partners you are using for the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund and ArCoin?

Administrator: Ultimus FundSolutions
Adviser:
Arca Capital Management, LLC
Auditor:
RSM US LLP
Custodian:
UMB, N.A.
Distributor:
Ceros Financial Services,Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC
Legal Counsel:
Morrison Foerster LLP
Technology Services Provider:
Tokensoft
Transfer Agent:
DTAC,LLC

Why is ArCoin built on the Ethereum blockchain?

Arca believes that Ethereum is one of the most stable and secure blockchains. It is also the most widely adopted and supported. By using the ERC-1404 standard, the Fund can comply with applicable domestic and international regulatory requirements.

What is the Fund’s distribution policy?

The Fund intends to distribute most or all of its net earnings and realized gains, if any, in the form of dividends from net investment income (“dividends”) and distributions of net realized capital gains (“capital gain distributions” and, together with dividends, “Distributions” and each, a “Distribution”). The Fund intends to accrue dividends daily and distribute them to shareholders of record quarterly. Capital gain distributions, if any, usually will be declared and paid annually in December. The Fund does not have a fixed distribution rate nor does it guarantee that it will pay any distributions in any particular period. Unless a shareholder elects otherwise, their distributions will be reinvested in additional ArCoin under the Fund’s distribution reinvestment plan. See the Fund’s prospectus for more information.

How does an ArCoin holder know that the Fund has sufficient reserves?

The Fund will report its NAV on a daily basis and will publish the NAV each business day on the ArCoin website.  The NAV of an ArCoin is calculated by taking the total value of all the cash, U.S. Treasury Securities, and any other securities in the Fund’s portfolio, minus any liabilities, and dividing it by the number of ArCoin outstanding to get a per share NAV. The Fund will also provide each holder of ArCoin with a monthly account statement showing the value of their holdings and will publish and deliver financial statements on a semi-annual basis that show a complete list of all assets held by the Fund. The Fund’s annual report will be audited by an independent registered public accounting firm, RSM US LLP. Although the SEC mandates a minimum set of requirements, the Fund will make best efforts to report as frequently as possible in order to ensure the highest level of transparency into our assets.

What is the tax treatment for capital gains from the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund?

The Arca U.S. Treasury Fund will issue a 1099 to any ArCoin holders for the previous year. Please consult your financial advisor on how capital gains are treated.                            

What are the fees associated with Arca U.S. Treasury Fund?

There are fees associated with ArCoin. To see the full list of fees, please refer to the prospectus.

Where are the assets of the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund kept?

As required by the ’40 Act, Arca U.S. Treasury Fund has entered into a custody agreement with a third-party custodian, UMB, N.A. The Fund’s assets are held in safekeeping at this third-party bank.

How will the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund manage its portfolio?

The mix of U.S. Treasury bills, bonds and notes held in the Fund’s portfolio will be determined by Arca’s Chief Investment Officer.

What happens if yields go negative?

Although past performance does not guarantee future results, historically, when interest rates decrease, the value of U.S. Treasury bills, bonds and notes increases. The Arca U.S. Treasury Fund takes into account capital appreciation and yield when trying to maximize total returns. The Fund’s investment objective is to seek maximum total return consistent with preservation of capital.

PRODUCT Questions

Who can buy ArCoin?

Currently, ArCoin are available for purchase by U.S. Persons, including individuals over the age of 18 who are either U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents, and any U.S. corporations, partnerships or similar organizations. There is no requirement that purchasers be either accredited investors or qualified purchasers, as those terms are defined under U.S. securities laws. Arca will continue to evaluate whether ArCoin can be used in any additional jurisdictions, in light of local securities laws and other applicable regulations and laws. Please note, if purchasing through the ArCoin website, the minimum investment is $1,000.

Do I need to undergo AML/KYC to own ArCoin?

All ArCoin holders will have to undergo AML/KYC and will have to set up a Fund account with the Fund’s transfer agent. ArCoin holders must provide an Ethereum wallet address that will be whitelisted and used to hold ArCoin. If you do not have an Ethereum wallet address, one can be provided by TokenSoft.

How do I purchase ArCoin?

ArCoin can be purchased directly from the Fund by ACH or wire using USD from our website. Once AML/KYC is successfully completed, you have provided your Ethereum wallet address and you have established a Fund account with the transfer agent, you will be able to purchase ArCoin in any increment over $1,000. Please note, in order to purchase ArCoin, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • If registering as an individual:  Must be over the age of 18 and either a U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident, or an alien admitted for work who is considered a “U.S. person” for tax purposes
  • If registering as an entity: Must be a U.S. corporation, partnership, or organization and must be an authorized signer of the entity
  • Must be on U.S. soil during the time of purchase

In addition, ArCoin can be transferred directly from one holder of ArCoin to another in individually negotiated blockchain transactions if both wallets have been whitelisted as described above.

In the future, subject to SEC approval, ArCoin may trade on a public decentralized or centralized securities exchange or through a broker-dealer.

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An investor should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the Arca US Treasury Fund before investing. This and other important information is available in the Fund’s prospectus, which should be reviewed carefully prior to investing. To obtain a prospectus, please visit https://arcoin.arcalabs.com or call 1-800-445-3148. 

The Fund’s Annual Operating Expense Ratio, as reflected in the current prospectus is 3.22%, however, Management has entered into an expense limitation agreement pursuant to which the Fund’s expenses will not exceed 0.75% for the first year after the effective date of the Fund’s prospectus.  For more details relating to the fund’s expenses, please review the prospectus.  

No assurance can be given that the Fund will achieve its investment objective, and investment results may vary substantially over time and from period to period.  

An investment in the Fund involves risk, including loss of principal. An investment in the Fund is suitable only for investors who can bear the risks associated with limited liquidity in the shares and the uncertainty of emerging technologies and should be viewed as a long-term investment.  

Other risks specifically associated with the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund are detailed in the prospectus and include no history of operations risk, conflict of interest risk, interval fund risk, no minimum amount of proceeds risk, fund closure risk, liquidity risk, tax related risks, credit and non-payment risk, interest rate risk, portfolio management risk, market risk, repurchase agreement risk, portfolio turnover risk, call risk, valuation risk and issuer risk.   

The Arca U.S. Treasury Fund is the first registered funds to offer digital securities and there are additional risks associated with this feature of the Fund, including regulatory risk, liquidity risk, emerging technology risk, operational and technology risk, and risks specifically associated with Ethererum blockchain.  There is the risk that management may be unable to successfully use blockchain technology to validate ownership and transfer ArCoin. 

For details regarding all of the risks described above, please review the
prospectus.  

Arca Capital Management, LLC (“Arca Capital”) serves as adviser to the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund, and the Fund is distributed by Ceros Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC (“Ceros”).  Arca Capital and Ceros are not affiliated.