The best Crypto ETFs/ETNs

How to invest in Cryptocurrencies using ETFs/ETNs

0.95% p.a. - 2.50% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of Crypto ETFs/ETNs
on Cryptocurrencies, which are tracked by ETFs
on Cryptocurrencies
The best indices for Crypto ETFs/ETNs

How do I invest in Crypto ETFs/ETNs?

Cryptocurrencies are independent of conventional, governmental currency systems such as the Euro or the Dollar. Popular cryptocurrencies are, for example, Bitcoin, Ether, Bitcoin Cash and Ripple. For cryptocurrencies, the right to ownership is controlled through the possession of computer-generated keys. Payments are cryptographically legitimised and processed via a network of computers with equal rights – without the need for a bank. The administration is based on a decentralised, synchronised accounting system, the so-called blockchain.

The exchange rate of a cryptocurrency to conventional currencies follows the principle of pricing on a stock exchange. New crypto-coins are created by solving cryptographic challenges, which require high amounts of energy and computer capacity. This process is called mining. For some cryptocurrencies, the maximum number of coins is limited. This applies to Bitcoin, for example.

Many investors have started to use cryptocurrencies as a digital asset rather than a payment method. Investors can participate in the returns of a cryptocurrency via Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs). Most ETNs hold large parts of the invested assets in physical coins as collateral. In most European countries, there are no crypto ETFs due to the legal framework defined by the UCITS guidelines. The regulations do not allow to launch a UCITS fund with only one component.

In this investment guide, you will find all physically-backed ETNs that allow you to invest in a cryptocurrency.
 
 

Performance of cryptocurrencies in comparison

Source: justETF Research; As of: 18/04/2021

 

Crypto ETFs/ETNs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

When choosing a Crypto ETF or ETN one should consider several other factors in addition to the methodology of the underlying index and performance of an ETF. For better comparison, you will find a list of all Crypto ETFs/ETNs with details on size, cost, age, income, domicile and replication method ranked by fund size.

Compare all Crypto ETFs/ETNs in detail
Compare all Crypto ETFs/ETNs in a chart

Provider
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
HANetf BTCetc Bitcoin Exchange Traded CryptoDE000A27Z304 1,224 2.00% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
WisdomTree BitcoinGB00BJYDH287 343 0.95% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
21Shares Bitcoin ETPCH0454664001 302 1.49% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
VanEck Vectors Bitcoin ETNDE000A28M8D0 182 1.00% p.a. Accumulating Liechtenstein Physically backed
21Shares Ethereum ETPCH0454664027 135 1.49% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
HANetf ETHetc ETC Group Physical EthereumDE000A3GMKD7 19 1.49% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
21Shares Bitcoin Cash ETPCH0475552201 10 2.50% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
VanEck Vectors Ethereum ETNDE000A3GPSP7 5 1.00% p.a. Accumulating Liechtenstein Physically backed
HANetf LTCetc ETC Group Physical LitecoinDE000A3GN5J9 1 2.00% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed

Source: justETF.com; As of 18/04/2021

 

Return comparison of all Crypto ETFs/ETNs

The table shows the returns of all Crypto ETFs/ETNs in comparison. All return figures are including dividends as of month end. Besides the return the reference date on which you conduct the comparison is important. In order to find the best ETFs, you can also perform a chart comparison.

ETF   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
21Shares Ethereum ETP 23.08% 162.30% 410.32% 1,163.12% -
WisdomTree Bitcoin 28.74% 113.36% 441.66% 738.36% -
21Shares Bitcoin ETP 27.78% 118.25% 440.36% 738.32% -
21Shares Bitcoin Cash ETP 9.48% 56.35% 127.39% 115.99% -
HANetf BTCetc Bitcoin Exchange Traded Crypto 26.69% 120.21% 441.73% - -
HANetf ETHetc ETC Group Physical Ethereum - - - - -
HANetf LTCetc ETC Group Physical Litecoin - - - - -
VanEck Vectors Bitcoin ETN 29.30% 117.67% - - -
VanEck Vectors Ethereum ETN - - - - -
ETF   2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
21Shares Ethereum ETP 162.30% 388.49% - - -
HANetf BTCetc Bitcoin Exchange Traded Crypto 120.21% - - - -
21Shares Bitcoin ETP 118.25% 249.79% - - -
VanEck Vectors Bitcoin ETN 117.67% - - - -
WisdomTree Bitcoin 113.36% 261.76% - - -
21Shares Bitcoin Cash ETP 56.35% 47.05% - - -
HANetf ETHetc ETC Group Physical Ethereum - - - - -
HANetf LTCetc ETC Group Physical Litecoin - - - - -
VanEck Vectors Ethereum ETN - - - - -

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/03/2021; Calculations in EUR including dividends