Bitcoin ETP listed in leading stock exchanges in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria
Investors can now trade in Bitcoin ETP via stock exchanges in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
Thu, 03 Sep 2020, 04:48 am UTC
Cryptocurrency products have finally made their way into mainstream finance. Aside from numerous banking institutions offering crypto custodian services, a Bitcoin exchange-traded product (ETP) is now listed in a growing number of European stock exchanges.
A Bitcoin ETP by 21Shares is now listed in major stock exchanges in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, according to Bitcoin.com. On Tuesday, 21Shares confirmed that the exchange-traded product is already listed to Wiener Börse, the Vienna Stock Exchange.
“Following the admission to listing on Deutsche Boerse XETRA in July 2020, Swiss-based ETP issuer 21Shares AG has now brought the first Bitcoin and Ethereum Products to the official market on the Austrian exchange bringing more security, transparency and cost-effective access to investors seeking exposure to this alternative asset class,” 21Shares said in a press release published on GlobalNewswire.
21Shares actually launched to ETP products on the Vienna Stock Exchange this month. “Starting effectively from 1st September 2020 the 21Shares Bitcoin ETP (ABTC - WKN A2T64E - Ticker 21XB) and the 21Shares Ethereum ETP (AETH - WKN A2T68Z - Ticker 21XE) can be traded on the official market of the Vienna Stock Exchange,” the company said.
With the ETPs’ listing on the Vienna Stock Exchange, the Bitcoin product is now listed in the largest exchange of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. 21Shares say that this is proof of institutional and regulatory acceptance of the emerging digital asset class.
“We are happy to share that Bitcoin is now accessible everywhere for both retail as well as institutional investors across the entire DACH region,” 21Shares AG CEO Hany Rashwan said. “We started with the Swiss market due to our home roots and having a crypto-friendly landscape. In July 2020, we entered the German market by listing ABTC on Deutsche Boerse XETRA. This listing in Austria now gives all German-speaking countries easy exposure to this asset class. Outside the DACH region, no other jurisdiction globally provides such comprehensive and ample access to Bitcoin.”
Meanwhile, Thomas Rainer, Head of Business Development at Wiener Börse, highlighted the advantages of trading via their bourse. “With this important listing, the Vienna Stock Exchange is expanding its selection of asset classes,” Rainer said. “Experienced, local investors can now benefit from the stock market advantages in crypto trading: Monitored, regulated, and transparent trading with real-time information and secure settlement via their regular brokers' account.”
21Shares AG is based in Zug, Switzerland known for its international neutrality and regulatory stability. The company offers 11 cryptocurrency exchange-traded products such as the Bitcoin ETP (ABTC), the Ethereum ETP (AETH), and the Crypto Basket Index ETP (HODL).
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