The fund kicked off with seed investment of $2.25 million from SecondMarket, which specializes in alternative investments.
Mark Murphy, a SecondMarket spokesman, said the fund had heard from financial professionals, technology figures, gold enthusiasts and others.
“There’s really high interest,” said Murphy, who said there is no goal as far as the size of the fund.
The fund’s arrival comes as investors look for new ways to bet on the four-year old currency, increasingly used to make payments in online transactions.
There is an estimated $1.5 billion in bitcoin on the market.
Partisans of bitcoin say it offers promise as a global and easily transacted currency outside the purview of central bankers.
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