Space is Changing the Blockchain Space
Bitcoin—the first decentralized cryptocurrency—was created in 2009, and what has since transpired has
taken the planet by storm…so much so that cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technologies that
support them and countless other use cases are no longer confined to this planet alone.
One of the original cases for Bitcoin was its decentralized nature. An alternative to centralized,
government issued currencies, Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) have extolled the benefits of not
being controlled by the whims of political interests. However, as the cryptocurrency gained traction,
detractors pointed to another potential risk of Bitcoin…its reliance on the internet. How could
cryptocurrencies ever truly be decentralized if large internet companies have the ability to shutdown
Enter the cypherpunks and blockchain visionaries
Acknowledging the potential vulnerability to internet outages, many of the brightest minds from the
fintech world and beyond began looking to the skies for solutions. The cloud was already being utilized
by many for blockchain services, so luminaries began to look beyond the cloud(s) and into outer space.
UFO, the world’s first global pure‐play space ETF is already currently positioned to potentially benefit
from companies utilizing space systems to create blockchain solutions. Two UFO portfolio companies,
satellite operators Intelsat and Eutelsat, provide service to a third party that offers access to the Bitcoin
blockchain around the planet, even to users with no internet. Additional solutions may come from
blockchain startups launching fleets of dedicated microsatellites that may prove to be cost effective.
In short, blockchain is currently disrupting countless antiquated industries such as finance,
manufacturing, real estate and entertainment to name a few. Many companies are starting to hire
satellite manufacturers and operators to help keep blockchain services robust, cost efficient and
continuous. When thinking about how to position your portfolio to gain exposure to companies that
may benefit from the numerous data‐intensive transformational technologies which may change our
future (blockchain, cloud computing, 5G, Internet of Things, etc…), it may make sense to consider the
vital role space companies play. To learn more about UFO, the Procure Space ETF, visit:
Please consider the Funds investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before you
invest. This and other important information is contained in the Fund’s summary prospectus and
prospectus, which can be obtained by visiting procureetfs.com. Read carefully before you invest.
For a complete list of holdings in UFO, visit https://www.procureetfs.com/ufo#holdings. Fund
holdings and sector allocations are subject to change at any time and should not be considered a
recommendation to buy or sell any security.
Any investment product, strategy, or product design that is described on the Procure ETF’s
website may not be suitable for all types of clients.
Investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. The Fund is also subject to the following risks:
Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market price (not NAV), may trade at a discount or
premium to NAV and are not individually redeemed from the funds. Brokerage commissions will
reduce returns. Aerospace and defense companies can be significantly affected by government
aerospace and defense regulation and spending policies. The exploration of space by private
industry and the harvesting of space assets is a business based in future and is witnessing new
entrants into the market. Investments in the Fund will be riskier than traditional investments in
established industry sectors. The Fund is considered to be concentrated in securities of
companies that operate or utilize satellites which are subject to manufacturing delays, launch
delays or failures, and operational and environmental risks that could limit their ability to utilize
the satellites needed to deliver services to customers. Investing in foreign securities are volatile,
harder to price, and less liquid than U.S. securities. Securities of small- and mid-capitalization
companies may experience much more price volatility, greater spreads between their bid and ask
prices and significantly lower trading volumes than securities issued by large, more established
companies. The Fund is not actively managed so it would not take defensive positions in
declining markets unless such positions are reflected in the underlying index. Please refer to the
summary prospectus for a more detailed explanation of the Funds’ principal risks. It
is not possible to invest in an index.
Cryptocurrencies and blockchain systems could be vulnerable to fraud and cybersecurity risk.
Investing in cryptocurrencies is highly speculative and an investor can lose the entire amount of
their investment. The values of companies included in portfolios may not be reflective of their
connection to blockchain technology but may be based on other business operations.
Any investment decision should be based on the individual circumstances of the beneficial owner.
Registration with the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) does not imply a certain level of skill,
training or endorsement by the SEC, Finra or other government regulatory authority.
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