The best Ethereum ETFs/ETNs

How to invest in Ethereum using ETFs/ETNs

1.00% p.a. - 1.49% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of Ethereum ETFs/ETNs
on Ethereum, which is tracked by ETFs
on Ethereum
The best indices for Ethereum ETFs/ETNs

How do I invest in Ethereum?

Ethereum is a digital certification and smart contract platform that also provides access to a cryptocurrency named Ether. Like Bitcoin, Ether is independent of conventional, governmental currency systems such as the Dollar or the Euro. The right to ownership of Ether is controlled by 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. A decentralised, synchronised accounting system, the so-called blockchain, is used for administration. The exchange rate of Ether to conventional currencies follows the principle of pricing on a stock exchange.

Ether is the second oldest cryptocurrency after Bitcoin. An important difference compared to Bitcoin is that the amount of Ether coins that can be created is not limited. Nevertheless, the creation process for new Ether coins by solving cryptographic challenges, known as mining, is similar to Bitcoin. The mining process requires large amounts of energy and computer capacity.

Investors can participate in the returns of Ether via Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs). As collateral, most ETNs hold large parts of the invested assets in physical Ether. In most European countries, there are no Ether 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 Ether.

Ethereum performance

1 month: 38.35%
1 year: 1,306.02%

Ethereum ETFs/ETNs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

When choosing an Ethereum 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 Ethereum ETFs/ETNs with details on size, cost, age, income, domicile and replication method ranked by fund size.

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

  Fund size
in m EUR
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
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
VanEck Vectors Ethereum ETNDE000A3GPSP7 5 1.00% p.a. Accumulating Liechtenstein Physically backed

Source:; As of 15/04/2021


Return comparison of all Ethereum ETFs/ETNs

The table shows the returns of all Ethereum 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% -
HANetf ETHetc ETC Group Physical Ethereum - - - - -
VanEck Vectors Ethereum ETN - - - - -
ETF   2021
in %
in %
in %
in %
in %
21Shares Ethereum ETP 162.30% 388.49% - - -
HANetf ETHetc ETC Group Physical Ethereum - - - - -
VanEck Vectors Ethereum ETN - - - - -

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