CoinShares lists physically-backed crypto ETPs on German exchange


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European digital asset supervisor CoinShares is increasing the attain of its physically-backed exchange-traded product (ETP) portfolio with a brand new itemizing in Germany.

In response to an announcement on Monday, CoinShares Bodily Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), and Litecoin (LTC) ETPs have cross-listed on main German trade Deutsche Boerse Xetra.

The digital asset supervisor began the 12 months by launching a Bitcoin ETP named CoinShares Physical Bitcoin (BITC) in January. Listed on Switzerland’s SIX Swiss Change, every ETP is bodily backed by 0.001 Bitcoin.

Since then, the CoinShares Bodily platform noticed the launch of Ether and Litecoin ETPs. CoinShares Physical Ethereum (ETHE) was backed with 0.03 ETH at launch, whereas CoinShares Physical Litecoin (LITE) was backed with 0.2 LTC.

CoinShares’ chief income officer Frank Spiteri mentioned that the CoinShares Bodily platform now has over $380 million in belongings underneath administration and operates in eleven international locations.

The itemizing of CoinShares Bodily Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin ETPs on Boerse Xetra follows approval from regulators to distribute the ETPs throughout the European Union, the announcement reads.

CoinShares’ passporting to Germany enabled CoinShares Bodily ETPs’ entrance into Germany, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, France, Denmark, Finland and Norway.

“Focussing on market demand, we launched earlier this 12 months, our institutional platform CoinShares Bodily first in Switzerland and now in Europe,” CoinShares CEO Jean-Marie Mognetti mentioned. The Boerse Xetra itemizing provides European institutional buyers an entry level into digital belongings with the credibility of CoinShares, he added.

Deutsche Boerse Xetra is not any stranger to cryptocurrency ETPs. Final 12 months, London-based ETC Group introduced the listing of its Bitcoin Exchange Traded Crypto (BTCE) on the trade. It was additionally one among two European exchanges together with SIX to record New York-based asset supervisor WisdomTree’s physically-backed Ether ETP.