Zurich /Stockholm, December 7, 2021 – The Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announced today that 21Shares has listed its first two Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) physically backed by Nasdaq Stockholm. The two instruments listed have Bitcoin (ISIN: CH0454664001) and Ethereum (ISIN: CH0454664027) respectively as underlying assets. Along with listing, the Nasdaq is launching a new segment for ETNs, securities listed on a regulated stock exchange that track an underlying asset with liquidity backed by a market maker.
21Shares, one of the world’s largest issuers of cryptocurrency exchange-traded products (ETP), lists the first two products physically backed by the Nasdaq Stockholm with Bitcoin (ticker: ABTC) and Ethereum (ticker: AETH) as assets under -jacent. In November, 21Shares managed $ 2.9 billion in 20 European exchange-traded products and 82 listings.
“We are delighted to become the premier physical-media crypto ETN issuer for Nasdaq Stockholm, one of the world’s most technologically advanced exchanges,” said Hany Rashwan, CEO of 21Shares. “Our partnership is a strong endorsement of 21Shares’ mission to make crypto more accessible in a simple and regulated way.”
In 2015, the Nasdaq Stockholm was one of the first exchanges in the world to trade publicly traded commodities with Bitcoin as the underlying asset.
“Exchange Traded Notes provides access to alternative investments while maintaining the transparency of a regulated market, and we are pleased to launch this new segment at Nasdaq Stockholm with 21Shares as the first issuer,” said Helena Wedin, European Head of Traded Products on the stock market at Nasdaq. .
All ETNs listed on Nasdaq Stockholm can be traded through most regular banks and brokers.
21Shares takes innovation to the next level with the world’s largest portfolio of cryptocurrency exchange traded (ETP) products. In 2018, he pioneered the world’s first listing of a cryptocurrency index on the SIX Swiss Exchange, and he continues to fuel his cryptocurrency franchise with cutting-edge research and groundbreaking approaches to product strategy. 21Shares aims to provide all investors with a simple, secure and regulated way to buy, sell and short sell cryptocurrency through existing bank and brokerage accounts. 21Shares’ issuance platform, Onyx, is used by both 21Shares and third parties to issue and mine cryptocurrency ETPs around the world. For more information, please visit www.21shares.com
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