Vienna Stock Exchange Admits First Bitcoin Product (ETP) On Its Official Regulated Market
The 21Shares Bitcoin & Ethereum Product list on the official ‘Regulated’ Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange
1 September 2020 – Vienna | Zurich – Wiener Börse, the Vienna Stock Exchange, becomes the 3rd exchange venue globally to admit a Bitcoin Product on its official “regulated’ market segment. 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. 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.
As a result of the listing on the Vienna Stock Exchange, the largest exchange in each of the three DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) countries has now admitted a Bitcoin ETP. This achievement further demonstrates institutional – and more importantly regulatory – acceptance of this emerging digital asset class. The two products ABTC and AETH are passported into Austria and authorized for distribution for both retail and institutional investors using a familiar and widely accepted financial structure.
“We are happy to share that Bitcoin is now accessible everywhere for both retail as well as institutional investors across the entire DACH region.” Hany Rashwan, CEO at 21Shares AG, says. “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.”
“With this important listing, the Vienna Stock Exchange is expanding its selection of asset classes. 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,” says Thomas Rainer, Head of Business Development at Wiener Börse.
21Shares AG is one of Europe’s most innovative startups, pioneering the mainstream adoption of digital assets via a sophisticated ETP structure familiar to many who have a demand to invest in assets classes such as precious metals or commodities. The growth of the crypto currency market is reflected in 21Shares’ growth in Assets under Management which has seen its assets surpass USD 100 million in less than two years.
21Shares makes investing in crypto assets as easy as buying shares using your conventional broker or bank. Investors can invest in cryptocurrencies using a conventional ETP structure (or tracker) easily, with total confidence and security, cost effectively thanks to the 21Shares suite of ETPs launched by 21Shares and now composed of 11 Crypto ETPs : the 21Shares Crypto Basket Index ETP (HODL:SW), 21Shares Bitcoin (ABTC:SW), 21Shares Ethereum (AETH:SW), 21Shares XRP (AXRP:SW), 21Shares Bitcoin Cash ETP (ABCH:SW), 21Shares Binance ETP (ABNB:SW), 21Shares Tezos ETP (AXTZ:SW), 21shares Bitcoin Suisse ETP (ABBA:SW), 21Shares Bitwise 10 ETP (KEYS:SW), Sygnum Platform Winners Index ETP (MOON:SW) and 21Shares Short Bitcoin ETP (SBTC:SW). The entire suite is listed on a regulated framework on the official market of Deutsche Boerse, SIX Swiss Exchange, BX Swiss and some on Boerse Stuttgart in CHF, USD, GBP and EUR respectively. Founded in 2018, 21Shares is led by a team of talented serial entrepreneurs and experienced banking professionals from the technology and financial world. Incorporated in Zug, with offices in Zurich and New York, the company has launched several world firsts, including the first listed crypto index (HODL) in November 2018. 21Shares has 11 crypto ETPs listed today and has over $100 million in total listed AuM.
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